The Department of Military Science offers Leadership courses open to ALL students for elective credit.
Army ROTC: It's How Students Become Leaders for Life
Army ROTC is one of the best college level leadership programs in the nation. We offer classes to all students and these courses can serve as elective credit within your normal college curriculum. They do not require prior military experience or a commitment to the Army for the first two years of the program. Learning to become a leader will make your college experience richer and prepare you for the future. During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training, you will learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an officer in the Army. Classes are focused on developing qualities that are necessary for leadership in a military or civilian career: fast and effective decision making, strong vision and goals, confidence and presence, effective communication, and the ability to influence others towards a common goal by providing purpose, motivation and direction. Students who decide to complete ROTC have the opportunity to attend various summer training programs both in the U.S. and abroad.
Students that make a commitment to Army ROTC will receive a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army, serving on active duty, in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard. They will serve the Army in one of 18 different career fields and begin making a difference in their community and our Nation.
ROTC Lateral Entry Option - If you are a sophomore, transfer student, or soon to be graduate student, you can still complete the ROTC program by attending ROTC Basic Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky this coming summer. Qualified applicants can also compete for a 2-year ROTC scholarship that pays $10K/year for room and board; $1200/year for books, and a monthly stipend of $425. If you want to learn more and see if you qualify, contact the Scholarship and Enrollment office at 319-273-6225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.