Military Science Program (ROTC)


Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) offers instruction not only in military skills, but also practical working knowledge in human relations, management, responsibility, physical fitness, problem solving, and leadership. All contracted cadets are paid a subsistence allowance of $250, $300, and $350 per month for freshmen (ROTC LevelI) through senior year (ROTC Level IV) respectively and approximately $600 for attending Advanced Camp. Students interested in the ROTC Program may call 1-888-257-1288 for further information.


Students who satisfactorily complete the Senior Division Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Program may be commissioned as Second Lieutenants and serve in the active or reserve component of the United States Army.


All students are encouraged to pursue Basic Course ROTC studies, as electives, for a period of two years. These courses may be taken in lieu of physical education. Basic Course ROTC studies are prerequisites for enrollment in the Advanced Course unless the student is participating in the Advanced Placement Program or the Two Year Commissioning Program. The Advanced Course is a two-year program, which includes attendance at Advanced Camp - a six-week summer training camp at Fort Lewis, Washington.



To participate in the basic program, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be enrolled as students at the College or in the cross-enrolled program;
  2. Be physically qualified (which is no more strenuous than other exercise programs);
  3. Comply with loyalty requirements and not be a conscientious objector; and
  4. Ensure that foreign students receive approval from Headquarters, Department of the Army.

Advanced Course ROTC

To participate in the advanced course, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Meet the requirements for the Basic Course (as discussed in the Basic Course curriculum);
  2. Satisfactorily complete an Army medical examination;
  3. Be selected by the Professor of Military Science (PMS);
  4. Be enlisted in the Army Reserve Control Group (ROTC);
  5. Agree to accept a commission, if offered, and serve for a prescribed period (normally three years) on active duty, in the Army Reserve, or Army National Guard;
  6. Be a citizen of the United States;
  7. Be at least seventeen years of age;
  8. Be eligible for appointment as a Second Lieutenant prior to reaching thirty years of age;
  9. Comply with loyalty requirements; and
  10. Meet all requirements prescribed by the Department of the Army.

Prerequisites for Commissioning as a Second Lieutenant

  1. Obtain a baccalaureate degree.
  2. Satisfactorily complete the following in Military Science (MS courses):
    *101, 102, *201, 202
  3. 321, 322 {Asterisk (*) indicates that selected personnel may satisfy Basic Course requirements as stated in Two-year Commissioning Program.
  4. Satisfactorily complete Advanced Camp, Ft. Lewis, WA, usually the summer between the junior and senior year.  Students must be proficient in swimming prior to attendance at Advanced Camp.
  5. Additionally, students must satisfactorily complete at least one undergraduate course from each of three designated fields of study: written communications, human behavior, and military history. Only under exceptional circumstances will the Region Commander grant waivers for these courses. Recommended courses are as follows:
    a. Written Communication Skills (e.g. ENG 131, ENG 132, or ENG 231)
    b. Human Behavior (e.g. any psychology or sociology course such as PSY 230 or SOC 230)
    c. Military History (HIST 134 or HIST 235)
    d. Computer Literacy (CMP 130 or CBIS 231)
  6. The student must be recommended for a commission by the PMS.

For more detailed information on the Military Science (ROTC) Program, view the academic catalog beginning with page 98. Click here to view the catalog.