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Four Year Program

Four year program

Cadets standing in a hallway in two lines
Cadets during Introduction Week

FLEXIBLE FOUR YEAR PROGRAM WITH CHANCES OF SCHOLARSHIPS

The Army ROTC program is based on a four-year curriculum intended to be integrated with the normal baccalaureate degree program. Flexibility is provided through a number of options and alternatives. These alternatives recognize previous military related experiences and provide accelerated or compressed instruction to allow late entry into the program.

The four years of on-campus instruction are designated Military Science (MS) I, II, III, and IV, corresponding to the freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years, respectively. The Basic Course comprises the MS I and MS II years. The Advanced Course comprises the MSIII and MSIV years.

The program gives students the opportunity to take the Basic Course courses (during the first two years of college) without obligation. The decision to pursue a commission in the U.S. Army and to sign a contract (committing to getting a commission) is not made until the beginning of the Advanced Course or upon receiving an Army ROTC scholarship (four, three and two-year scholarships are available).

Upon contracting as a Junior, all cadets (both scholarship and non- scholarship) receive a $350 per month stipend for up to ten months MS III year and $400 per month MS IV year as well as a $900 book allotment each year.  

Cadets practicing life saving skills on a dummy
Cadets learning essential life saving skills

TWO YEARS OF CLASSES WITH NO OBLIGATION

FRESHMAN YEAR: PREPARING FOR SUCCESS AS AN ARMY OFFICER

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Army Leadership
  • Army Customs and Traditions
  • Military Operations and Tactics
  • Goal Setting and Accomplishment
  • Health and Physical Fitness

Courses

SOPHOMORE YEAR: ROLE OF AN OFFICER

Topics covered include:

  • Applied Leadership Theory
  • Communications
  • Principles of War
  • Military Operations and Tactics