The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

Prospective Cadets 

The Mustang Battalion

The Mustang Battalion (AUM ROTC) is comprised of cadets from Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM), Troy University, Huntingdon University, Faulkner University, Alabama State University, and Troy-Montgomery. Prospective cadets desiring to become a member of the Mustang Battalion must be accepted to, and/or attend one of the aforementioned colleges or universities. AUM is the host campus for the Mustang Battalion. 

Academic Curriculum

Army ROTC is comprised of two phases:
Basic Course - normally takes place during your first two years in college as elective courses and involves one elective class or lab each semester. You will learn basic military skills and the fundamentals of leadership, as well as start the groundwork toward becoming an Army leader. Any student may take the Army ROTC Basic Courses without any program or military commitment. The Basic Courses at AUM are enumerated “MILS 1000” and “MILS 2000” in the catalog.

Advanced Course - takes place during your last two years in college as elective courses. It normally includes one elective class or lab each semester, plus a summer leadership course. You will learn advanced military tactics and gain experience in team organization, planning and decision-making. Entering the Advanced Course requires a commitment to serve as an Officer in the U.S. Army after you graduate.

Physical Training
At 0600 every Monday through Friday, cadets of the Mustang Battalion are already up, doing pushups, sit-ups, and running in addition to a variety of other exercises. The PT sessions are designed to improve physical fitness, prevent injuries, develop self-confidence, instill discipline, and promote teamwork, camaraderie, and resiliency. Cadets are assessed monthly on their physical training performance (push-up, sit-up, 2 mile run) through the use of the Army Physical Fitness Test. Physical training is a vital component of the Army ROTC program!

Our Cadets meet five times a week to conduct physical training (PT) and at least once a week for a Military Science (MILS) lecture and once a week for Leadership Lab. Leadership Labs are designed to develop Cadets into confident and competent leaders by providing education on necessary skills and placing the Cadets in leadership positions to develop their ability to lead others during tactical or administrative operations.  Every semester there is a Leadership Training Exercise (LTX) where Cadets incorporate their knowledge and leadership skills into a cumulative event. Exclusive to the Junior year (MSIII), Cadets travel to Ft. Knox Kentucky during the summer where they will learn valuable skills with all Cadets across the country. Other training opportunities such as Airborne School, Air Assault School, and Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) are available to Cadets as well.