The Curriculum

Military Science courses can be taken for Physical Education requirements, general elective credits, or to earn a minor (4-year program) in Military Science.

Four-Year Program

The four-year Army ROTC program is divided into two parts called the basic course and the advanced course. The basic course is usually taken during the first two years of college and is offered with no military obligation on your part. It covers subjects such as leadership development, military history and the customs and traditions of the service.

Students who demonstrate the potential to become Army Officers and who meet the physical and scholastic standards are eligible to enroll in the advanced course. Here you receive instruction in management, tactics, professionalism and ethics, and further leadership development skills. The advanced course includes paid training during the summer between your junior and senior years.

Two-Year Program

There is a special program for junior and community college graduates or students who did not take Army ROTC during their first two years of college.

To enter the two-year program, a student first participates in four weeks of basic leadership instruction. This usually takes place between their sophomore and junior years. Students are paid for attending and have the opportunity to compete for two-year scholarships. After successful completion of training, students who meet all the necessary requirements are enrolled in the advanced courses.

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