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Military Science Program

Training Tomorrow's Army Leaders 

Army ROTC is Phase I of Army Officers' training for the Active Duty, Army National Guard and Army Reserve. The first two years of Military Science classes can be taken with no commitment to the Army. Through classes and field training, Army ROTC provides you with the tools to become an Army Officer while you pursue a college degree.

About Army ROTC

The Army ROTC program is designed to be a four-year program of study that is completed concurrently with a student's chosen academic major. However, the program can be completed in as little as two years. In order to earn constructive credit for the first two years of the program, students can attend the four week Army ROTC Cadet Initial Entry Training Course (CIET) at Fort Knox, KY, or show credit for completion of military basic training. 

Students may participate in the first two years of Military Science with absolutely no military service obligation. 

Graduate students may also participate in the program by attending the Leaders Training Course or military basic training before entering the program.

Prior Service, National Guard and Reserve Soldiers

Our program is also open to prior service military veterans as well as soldiers currently serving in the National Guard and Reserve forces. Please see the links on this page for how you can join ROTC. 

ROTC Alumni 

  • John Shalikashvili, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs (Bradley University, 1958)
  • Colin Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Secretary of State (City College of New York, 1958)
  • Samuel Alito, Supreme Court Justice (Princeton, 1972)
  • Samuel Walton, Founder of Walmart (University of Missouri, 1940)
  • Lenny Wilkens, Most winning NBA coach (Providence College, 1960)