Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
In partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Christian University, DBU offers courses in Military Science/Aerospace Studies for eligible students. For those interested, these courses can be applied toward a Minor in Military Science/Aerospace Studies.
Minor in Military Science/Aerospace Studies
University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Military Science (Army ROTC)
600 S. West Street
Arlington, TX 76019
Dallas Baptist University offers Army ROTC through a cross-enrollment agreement with The University of Texas at Arlington. You register for ROTC just like you do for the rest of your classes at DBU, you pay your tuition at DBU, and your DBU transcript will show those classes, but you attend one class each week at The University of Texas at Arlington or in accordance with your schedule. With some exceptions, Physical Training (PT) is conducted with other DBU cadets on DBU’s campus.
ROTC cadets spend their time like typical college students. Freshmen and Sophomores have a fifty-minute class one day a week. Juniors and Seniors go to class twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday for eighty minutes. All cadets participate in the three-hour lab on Thursday.
Army ROTC is one of the best leadership courses in the country and is part of your college curriculum. During classes and field training, you will learn first-hand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and how to conduct missions as an Officer in the Army or a team of co-workers and subordinates in your chosen career.
The Corps of Cadets of The University of Texas at Arlington is a vital link in the preservation of the freedoms this country enjoys. The proud legacy of the Maverick Battalion has been enriched by each generation that has served in time of peace to safeguard our security and in time of war to secure victory. The tradition of the UTA Army ROTC Cadets is to live up to the magnificent example set by their former comrades-in-arms, in not only the military field, but also government and corporate. Graduates from Army ROTC earn the bar of a Second Lieutenant and become a leader for life.
Military science courses are taken concurrently with other degree programs. No degree is offered in military science, but up to 26 semester hours may be earned in military science (the number of hours may vary depending on Army requirements for each individual cadet). Some of the classes may be used to meet major elective requirements; students should see their academic advisor for confirmation. Students who enroll in military science classes must attend both classroom and leadership laboratory classes at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). The laboratory classes give students first-hand experience in developing leadership and organizational skills while preparing them for enrollment in the Professional Officer Course.
Military Science (Army ROTC) Courses
MILS 0180 Leadership Laboratory*
1 semester hour. A practical laboratory of applied leadership and skills. Student-planned, student-organized, and student-conducted training oriented toward leadership development. Laboratory topics include marksmanship, small unit tactics, and multi-tiered programs focused on individual skill levels. Uniform and equipment provided. May be repeated for credit.
*For students in the Army ROTC Military Science program, this course may be used to fulfill the General Studies Kinesiology requirement for an additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122).
MILS 1141 Foundations of Leadership
1 semester hour. Fundamental concepts of leadership in a profession in both classroom and outdoor laboratory environments. The study of time management skills, basic drill and ceremony, physical fitness, repelling, leadership reaction course, first aid, making presentations and marksmanship. Concurrent enrollment in MILS 0180 leadership lab and mandatory participation in independent physical fitness training, plus optional participation in a weekend field training exercise.
MILS 1142 Introduction to Leadership
1 semester hour. Application of principles of leadership through participation in physically and mentally challenging exercises with upper-division ROTC students. The course focuses on communication skills, organizational ethics, and study and time management techniques. Concurrent enrollment in MILS 0180 leadership lab and mandatory participation in individual physical fitness training, plus optional participation in a weekend field training exercise.
MILS 2251 Individual/Team Military Tactics
2 semester hours. Introduction to individual and team aspects of military tactics in small unit operations. Includes use of radio communications, making safety assessments, movement techniques, planning for team safety/security, and pre-execution checks. Concurrent enrollment in MILS 0180 leadership lab and mandatory participation in individual physical fitness training, plus optional participation in a weekend field training exercise.
MILS 2252 Individual/Team Military Tactics
2 hours credit. Introduction to individual and team aspects of military tactics in small unit operations. Includes use of radio communications, making safety assessments, movement techniques, planning for teach safety/security, and pre-execution checks. Concurrent enrollment in MILS 0180 leadership lab and mandatory participation in individual physical fitness training, plus optional participation in a weekend field training exercise.
MILS 2291 Conference Course
2 semester hours. Independent study. Designed to supplement the military science curricula by a student's concentrated study in a narrower field of military skill or subject matter. May be repeated for credit. Does not count for PE credit.
MILS 2343 Leadership Training Camp
3 hours credit. A rigorous five-week summer camp conducted at an Army post, stresses leadership, initiative and self-discipline. No military obligation incurred. Completion of MILS 2343 qualifies a student for entry into the Advanced Course. Three different cycles offered during the summer, but spaces are limited by the Army. Candidates can apply for a space any time during the school year prior to the summer. Open only to students who have not taken all four of MILS 1141, 1142, 2251, and 2252, and who pass an ROTC physical examination. P/F grade only.
MILS 3341 Leadership I
3 semester hours. Development of ability to evaluate situations, plan and organize training, learn military tactics, review case studies in leadership management, and develop teaching and briefing skills. Concurrent enrollment in Leadership Lab MILS 0180 mandatory.
MILS 3342 Leadership II
3 semester hours. Practical application of squad and platoon leadership in tactical situations; operation of small unit communications systems. Development of the leaders' ability to express themselves, analyze military problems, and prepare and deliver logical solutions. Demanding physical fitness training and performance-oriented instruction, in preparation for Summer Field Training. Concurrent enrollment in Leadership Lab MILS 0180 mandatory.
MILS 3443 Leadership Development Assessment Course
4 semester hours. A five-week off-campus field training course stressing the practical application of leadership management, with emphasis on tactical and technical military field skills. Open only to students who have successfully completed MILS 3341 and 3342, P/F grade only. Prerequisite: MILS 3341, MILS 3342.
MILS 3495 Nursing Advanced Summer Training
4 semester hours. Seven-week off-campus internship at a major U.S. Army hospital for ROTC nursing students. A nursing practicum with the focus on providing the student with hands-on experience which integrates clinical, interpersonal, and leadership knowledge and skills. Practical experience and familiarization with Army nursing in a variety of clinical tasks in the areas of medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics, and, in some cases, intensive care in ICUs. May be used for partial credit for NURS 3647 or NURS 3347 with prior arrangement and approval of the U.T.A. Dean of Nursing. Dallas Baptist University does not have a School of Nursing. Prerequisite: Completion of the junior year of a baccalaureate nursing program.
MILS 4341 Advanced Leadership I
3 semester hours. Stresses leadership qualities necessary for Command and Staff functions and operations. Plan and conduct meetings, briefings, and conferences. Introduction to the Army Logistical System and the Personnel Management System. Preparation of after-action reports. Plan and conduct physical training programs. Concurrent enrollment in MILS 0180 mandatory.
MILS 4342 Advanced Leadership II
3 semester hours. Provides students with a basic working knowledge of the Military Justice System with emphasis on company-level actions and requirements, including Law of Land Warfare. Examines the ethical standards, professional roles, responsibilities, and uniqueness of the profession of officership. Concurrent enrollment in MILS 0180 mandatory.
MILS 4391 Conference Course
3 semester hours. Independent study on an individual basis on current topics in military science. Performance will be assessed by oral examination, written test, or research paper as arranged. May be repeated for credit.
Air Force ROTC
Texas Christian University
Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)
3005 Stadium Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109
Dallas Baptist University offers Air Force ROTC through a cross-enrollment agreement with Texas Christian University. What this means is that you register for Air Force ROTC just like you do for the rest of your classes at DBU, you pay your tuition at DBU, and your DBU transcript will show those classes, but you will attend classes at Texas Christian University or in accordance with your schedule.
The U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) provides women and men at Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, Dallas Baptist University, the University of Texas at Arlington, Weatherford College, and Tarrant County College the education and training necessary to develop the management and leadership skills vital to professional Air Force officers.
Enrollment in the General Military Course (first two years) is voluntary for eligible students and does not obligate non-scholarship students for further military service. The Professional Officer Course (last two years) is also voluntary but competitive. Because the Professional Officer Course leads to a commission in the U.S. Air Force, those selected to continue training in the POC will incur military obligation.
Aerospace studies courses are taken concurrently with other degree programs. No degree is offered in aerospace studies, but up to 26 semester hours may be earned in aerospace studies (the number of hours may vary depending on Air Force requirements for each individual cadet). Some of the classes may be used to meet major elective requirements; students should see their academic advisor for confirmation. Students who enroll in aerospace studies classes must attend both classroom and leadership laboratory classes at Texas Christian University (TCU). The laboratory classes give students first-hand experience in developing leadership and organizational skills while preparing them for enrollment in the Professional Officer Course.
AEROSPACE STUDIES PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Four-Year Program (that can be completed in as little as three years)
This program enables students to take advantage of four years of Aerospace Studies courses. Each semester, for the first two years, cadets take a one-credit hour academic class and a one-credit hour Pass/No-Credit Leadership Laboratory (LLAB). The first two years collectively are referred to as the General Military Course (GMC). Upon successful completion of the GMC, cadets are selected for continuation in the program will attend a paid, four-week, field training course. After completing field training, cadets enroll in the final two years, referred to as the Professional Officer Course (POC). Each semester in the POC, students take a three-credit hour academic class and a one-credit hour Pass/No-Credit LLAB. AFROTC uniforms and textbooks are issued by the unit for all GMC and POC cadets.
More detailed information about the Air Force ROTC Program is available through the Department of Aerospace Studies. The department is located in office 247 of the Rickel Academic Wing. Please visit www.afrotc.tcu.edu or call 817.257.7461 with any questions.
AEROSPACE STUDIES GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS
Please call 817.257.7461 or visit www.afrotc.tcu.edu for up-to-date entry requirements.
AFROTC PROGRAM BENEFITS
As Air Force ROTC cadets, students are entitled to selective benefits. Social and co-curricular activities, together with leadership and academic training, are all part of Air Force ROTC. All scholarship cadets and also non-scholarship POC cadets receive a nontaxable subsistence allowance each month during the school year. Drill team, honor guard and Arnold Air Honor Society are just a few social outlets for the cadets. Summer opportunities for cadets can include a paid visit to a military installation for two weeks, freefall parachuting, combat survival training, flight nurse shadowing and duty as a cadet training assistant at field training.
Air Force ROTC offers scholarships that vary in length of award and amount based on academic major and applicant qualifications. All awarded scholarships pay a stipend for textbooks and fees, plus a monthly, nontaxable, stipend during the school year. Scholarship awards are based on specific academic majors related to the needs of the U.S. Air Force. The scholarship opportunities for in-college students are determined at the national level by Air Force ROTC Headquarters and are subsequently administered by the detachment/Department of Aerospace Studies. Scholarship applicants are selected using the whole-person concept, which includes objective factors (i.e., GPA, standardized test scores (SAT/ACT), and physical fitness test) and subjective factors (i.e., personal evaluations).
Because the scholarship program varies according to the budget and needs of the Air Force, interested applicants should contact the Department of Aerospace Studies at 817.257.7461 or www.afrotc.tcu.edu for specifics.
High school students may apply for a four-year scholarship during their high school senior year. High school students who are offered an AFROTC scholarship to TCU may also qualify for a four-year TCU room and board grant. Those who receive a three-year scholarship, in addition to the room and board grant, will likely be eligible for a one-year TCU tuition grant to make up for the “missing” year from their AFROTC scholarship. These TCU grants are in addition to the AFROTC scholarship are only available to scholarship recipients who attend TCU for their degree.
Upon successful completion of the AFROTC Program and baccalaureate degree, a student is commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. In some instances, entry onto active duty can be delayed by students continuing in post-baccalaureate degree programs.
Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC) Courses
AEST 10001 - Leadership Lab*
The Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) includes studying the culture of an Air Force officer and learning about opportunities available to commissioned officers. LLABs also include interviews, guidance, drill, customs & courtesies and other information aimed at increasing understanding, motivation, and performance as AF officer candidates. The AS 300 and AS 400 LLABs consist of activities classified as leadership and management experiences. They involve the planning and controlling of military activities of the cadet corps; and the preparation and presentation of briefings and other oral and written communications. (This course is only offered as P/NC.)
*For students in the Air Force ROTC Aerospace Studies program, this course may be used to fulfill the General Studies Kinesiology requirement for an additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122).
AEST 10211(fall)/10221(spring) - Foundation of the United States Air Force
A survey course designed to introduce students to the U.S. Air Force and Air Force ROTC. Featured topics include: mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, group leadership problems, and an introduction to communication skills. In addition, Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for all Air Force ROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences. LLAB is only for cadets; it is not for special students (non-cadets) who are only attending AEST classes as electives (i.e. not pursuing a commission into the USAF).
AEST 20211(fall)/20221(spring) - The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power
A survey course designed to examine general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Utilizing this perspective, the course covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age global positioning systems of the Persian Gulf War. Historical examples are provided to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies), and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today's USAF air and space power. Furthermore, the course examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension: e.g. Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power. As a whole, this course provides the student with a knowledge level understanding for the general element and employment of air and space power, from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. In addition, the students will continue to discuss the importance of the Air Force Core Values with the use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders and will continue to develop their communication skills. In addition, Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for Air Force ROTC cadets (not special students) and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.
AEST 30113(fall)/30123(spring) - Leadership Studies
Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied. In addition, Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for Air Force ROTC cadets (not special students) and complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles of this course.
AEST 40113(fall)/40123(spring) - National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty
Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to refining communication skills. In addition, Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for Air Force ROTC cadets (not special students) and complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles of this course.