The specific education you receive in Army ROTC will develop you as a leader through classroom instruction, leadership labs, and summer adventure training. These education opportunities are available not only on-campus but worldwide and allow you to maintain a normal academic schedule like all college students.
In the classroom, you are required to take one Military Science course per semester commensurate with your academic standing (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior). You will also take a Leadership Lab every semester and participate in physical training. All in all, your total investment in time to ROTC is 7 to 8 hours a week with classroom, Lab, and physical training.
During the summer, there are a multitude of education and training opportunities not only in the United States but world wide. One of the mandatory events that you must attend will be the Leadership Development Assessment Course. This course is attended during the summer between your Junior and Senior year of college. It takes 5 weeks to complete and is conducted at Fort Lewis, Washington. This is the only summer event that is required for you to complete in order to commission as an Army officer.
As cadre, we understand the importance of your participation in all aspects of University life. Therefore, we are very flexible in accommodating our Cadets abilities to participate. In our current, Corps of Cadet we have students who are in Student Government, Varsity Sports, Fraternity and Sorority leadership, and multitudes of different Student Organizations.
At the end of this education process, you will have completed the degree plan of your choice and will have earned your appointment as a 2nd Lieutenant into the active duty Army, National Guard, or Army Reserves.
Army ROTC is the world’s premier leadership development program. The skills you develop in ROTC and in your future Army career will benefit you in every avenue of life. Our vision is to produce leaders who provide character forged leadership to the nation, local communities, families and the profession of arms.