The Department of Military Science is an integral academic subdivision of the Office of Military Programs and offers unique instruction designed to apply the principles of leadership. Students are challenged early in their ROTC training to develop sound judgment, accept responsibility, learn basic leadership principles, and gain self-confidence.
The mission of the Department of Military Science is to train college men and women to become commissioned officers in the US Army, Army National Guard, and/or US Army Reserve. The US Army ROTC program consists of a two-year basic course (freshman and sophomore level) and a two-year advanced course (junior and senior level), which includes a 32-day leadership development and assessment course at Fort Lewis, Washington prior to the final year. Service veterans are eligible for placement into the advanced course if they are classified as academic juniors. The basic course has no military obligation or commitment.
Upon successful completion of the ROTC program and graduation from college, the cadet will be commissioned as a second lieutenant and may serve on active duty or in either the US Army National Guard or the US Army Reserve. The university recognizes outstanding US Army ROTC students as Distinguished Military Graduates.
Required uniforms and military science texts for the Basic Course are provided by the federal government at no cost to the student. Elective credit is received for all courses. During the last two academic years of the program, cadets will receive $350-500 per month.