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Other Academic and Skills Training

reserve officers' training corps (rotc)

female cadets in gym

Physical Fitness Training

Physical fitness is conducted three times each week, from 6:45 to 8:00 a.m., and is geared toward the Army Physical Fitness Test (video consisting of push-ups, sit-ups, and the two-mile run)

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Military History

One military history course must be completed prior to graduation. Cadets may meet this requirement by completing several BC political science or history courses or completing a course taught by ROTC Cadre. Courses currently meeting this requirement include America's War in Vietnam (HS 111); U.S. Civil Military Relations (PO 250); The Causes of War (PO 512); The Presidency Challenged (HS 10501); Liberalism, Nation Building, and American Foreign Policy (PO 518); and others by arrangement.

ROTC cadets in field training exercises

Field Training Exercises (FTX)

Once each semester, Cadets conduct a full weekend of training at a local military post, either Camp Edwards or Fort Devens, MA. Training includes rappelling, obstacle courses, Field Leader Reaction Course (FLRC), land navigation, riding helicopters, and squad-level tactical training. Cadets generally depart BC at 3:00 p.m. Friday and return at 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

Cadets in leadership lab

Leadership Labs

Approximately 24 hours per semester covering practical skills and leadership are conducted in two-hour increments each week, either on campus or at a nearby location.