The Basic Course, normally completed in the freshman and sophomore years, provides the student with a general knowledge of the military's role in our society, and the missions of the Army. It is possible for a sophomore to complete the Basic Course in one year through prior arrangement with the department. Non-scholarship students incur no military obligation for participating in or completing the Basic Course. Successful completion of the Basic Course is a prerequisite for enrollment in the ROTC Advanced course. Additionally, selected sophomores and juniors can also qualify for the Basic Course by completing ROTC Leadership Trainers Course at Fort Knox, KY in the summer, or through prior military service, either active or reserve.