Dana Owen, Secretary
ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) is a four- or
two-year course of study, open to men and women, who are
interested in exploring the possibility of earning a
commission as an army officer during their college years and
may be taken by students concurrently with their regular
work. Credits earned in Military Science are counted as
general elective hours and may be applied toward hours
required to fulfill the graduation requirements for any
enrolled in the Advanced Course receive a grant of up to
$2,000 per school year. Uniforms, books, and equipment for
all courses are provided by the Army. Freshmen and
sophomores may compete for ROTC scholarships that include
all academic fees and tuition, and $600 per year for
books and supplies plus a grant of up to $6,000.
students are also encouraged to enroll in military science
classes and are also eligible for scholarships.
Military Science program is divided into two phases: the
Basic Course, 100-200 level classes and the Advanced Course
300-400 level classes. Students enrolled in the Basic Course
do not incur any military obligation and are not required to
take the Advanced Course unless under scholarship contract.
The 100 and 200 level courses offered during the freshman
and sophomore years serve two purposes: (1) they allow
students to determine whether serving their country as Army
officers will support their goals without making a military
commitment, and (2) successful completion of these courses
(if otherwise qualified) allows the student to enter the
Advanced ROTC Program. Upon enrollment in the Advanced ROTC
Program, the student must make a commitment to serve in the
Army, and will receive a $4,000 grant paid during his/her
enrollment in the Advanced ROTC Program. The student is
commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, U.S.
Reserves, or the National Guard upon completing the Advanced
ROTC Program and the requirements for graduation.
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