The United States Army ROTC program stresses the development of leadership techniques, managerial skills, self-confidence, and physical fitness. It offers a variety of career options and provides stipends and scholarships for qualified students. Special opportunities are available for veterans and for members of the Army Reserves or National Guard. Army ROTC sponsors both a basic and an advanced program.
The basic program is open to all freshman and sophomore students, regardless of major; participation does not involve any military obligation. The program's courses deal with military history, ethics, leadership training, marksmanship, map and compass techniques, rappelling, first aid, and other related topics. Required books and materials are provided.
The advanced program leads to a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve, the National Guard, or the Active Army. To qualify for the advanced program, students must have at least two years of course work left until graduation and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. In addition, they must have completed the basic Army ROTC program or the summer ROTC basic camp or have equivalent prior military training. Certain physical requirements must also be met. Eligible students may apply to the Military Science Department to enroll in the advanced program. Participants, who are paid stipends, must execute written agreements with the Department of the Army.
Additional information on both the basic and advanced programs may be obtained from the Department of Military Science in the Brooks Street Annex 2, located off Johnston Street near the main campus, or by email email@example.com.