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 country.  We offer classes to all students.  These courses can serve as elective credit within your normal college curriculum and may lead to a career as an Army officer. They do not require prior military experience and or a commitment to the Army for the first two years of the program. Being a student at UNI and learning to become a Leader will make your college experience even 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. Army ROTC enhances a Student's education and provides unique educational opportunities by combining leadership and management theory with actual hands-on experience. 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. in the Active Army, 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.  

2-Year ROTC Option

Did you know that ROTC offers a 2-year option to pursue a commission as an Army officer?  If you have 2 years of under-graduate studies or a 2-year graduate degree program starting in the Fall 2017, you can get through ROTC by attending the ROTC Basic...

Winter 2016-2017 Newsletter is out

Catch up on the latest news with the Winter 2016-2017 issue of the UNI ROTC Panther Battalion newsletter...

Fall Incoming Students

Incoming students:  If you are looking for a different college experience that will expand your horizons and open a door to a rewarding career, check out Army ROTC.  You can still enroll in our initial leadership class, MIL SCI...

Contact Us

Scholarship & Enrollment Officer, Mr. Jon Thompson,  319-273-6225, or

Main Office: 319-273-6178, or

Department of Miltiary Science, UNI, 203 West Gym, Cedar Falls, IA 50614