Army ROTC prepares college students pursuing a baccalaureate degree for military service as commissioned officers in the active Army, or part-time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard.
Scholarship first-year students and non-scholarship first- and second-year students may enroll on a trial basis with no commitment to the military.
Students may leave the program or continue with advanced courses to earn a commission as an officer upon graduation.
Although the program is designed to start with new first-year students each fall, it's possible to enter the program as late fall of the junior year.
Students who have completed Basic Training and AIT or students who complete the 28-day Basic Camp in Fort Knox, Kentucky, over the summer have the opportunity to bypass the freshman and sophomore courses.
Various types and lengths of scholarships are available, some guarantee duty in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard following commissioning.
First- and second-year cadets commit approximately five hours a week during the school year, while third- and fourth-year students commit approximately 10 hours a week. Time is spent on weekly classes, physical training, monthly leadership labs, and a semester field training exercise.
Visit the Education & Training Program page for program details.
A Path to Success
Upon completion of the Army ROTC program, graduates will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army and will embark on specialized training in their first Army branch. Following officer branch training and a first assignment, Army officers may pursue additional specialized training and postgraduate education opportunities. They will be assigned to advanced leadership positions and to staff positions in upper management. Also, they may develop doctrine, teach military tactics, or serve as advisors.