Department of Military Science
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) was established at Northwest Nazarene University in 1995 as a partnership with Boise State University under provisions recommended to the State Board of Education and in accordance with national requirements. Participation by students in the program is voluntary.
Student Learning Outcomes
The primary outcomes of the senior Army ROTC are:
- To provide world-class leadership training by leveraging Northwest Nazarene University's outstanding academic programs to transform scholar-athlete leaders and provide tactically and technically competent future officers with a strong moral compass and essential skills to lead small units upon arrival to their first units in the United States Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard.
- To prepare qualified students for a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army.
Degrees and Certificates
MILS1010: Introduction to Military Science and LeadershipCredits 1
MILS1020: Foundations of LeadershipCredits 1
MILS2010: Innovative Team LeadershipCredits 2
MILS2020: Military LeadershipCredits 2
MILS2500: Military Style FitnessCredits 1
MILS2900: Military Science Basic PracticumCredits 6
MILS3010: Adaptive Team LeadershipCredits 3
MILS3020: Leadership in Changing EnvironmentsCredits 3
A continuation of MILS3010. Refines the fundamentals of small unit combat operations and basic leadership skills. Prepares students for success in MILS3900, the Advanced Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Laboratory consists of practical application of the basic soldier and leader skills studied in class including conceptualizing, decision-making, communication, planning, executing, and assessing in a tactical environment.
MILS3150: U.S. Military HistoryCredits 3
MILS3900: Military Science PracticumCredits 6 6
A field-based course which provides students with the opportunity to apply the leadership and soldier skills they have learned on campus. Students will work with and provide leadership to culturally diverse groups of people. The course is completed at the thirty day Army ROTC Advanced Course at Fort Knox Army Post in Kentucky. Note: This course is required for all contracted students and is usually completed during the summer between the junior and senior year. Fulfills a General Education Cultural Competency (CC) requirement.