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developing future leaders for both the military and society

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Leadership Development that Lasts a Lifetime

UMass Lowell Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It prepares you with the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition, too. You will have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be an officer in the Army.

Through coursework and in-class practical experience, you will develop decision-making, team-building and time-management skills--- leadership qualities that are essential to success in any field, including corporate or research careers.  

What It Means to Be an Army Officer

Officers lead the Army. An officer plans the work of the organization, assigns tasks to subordinates and ensures work is accomplished to the highest standard. They do so by developing missions, training their subordinates, influencing people and solving problems. Even the most junior officer routinely has thirty or more personnel under their control. An officer must have integrity and the warrior spirit.


UML Cadets in uniform at dining in
UML Cadets in Dress Uniform

After College

Whether you become an officer or just take ROTC classes, our training will make you a much sought after employee. That's because your employer knows you understand how to positively influence your organization to achieve success. Your employer knows you've been held accountable. Those who choose to become officers also have a great job after college in the Active, Reserve or National Guard components of the Army.

ROTC Benefits

UMass Lowell Army ROTC is one of the nation's top leadership programs, with many benefits to joining. Through Army ROTC you can:

  • Get help with your college tuition with an Army ROTC scholarship
  • Get guaranteed job interviews after graduation with the PaYS Program
  • Gain experience you can't find anywhere else
  • Gain the respect of your peers and future employers
  • Train to become a leader and manager