The Department of Military Science offers Leadership courses open to ALL students for elective credit.
Army ROTC is the premier college level leadership program, leading to a commission as an Army officer and membership in one of the most respected professions in America. We offer classes to all students which can serve as elective credit within the normal college curriculum. Students 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 any college experience richer and prepare one for the future. During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training, cadets 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 with the Regular Army (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.
Campus Visits - We encourage all students that are interested in learning more about ROTC to visit the program. The easiest way to do this is in conjunction with a UNI Admissions Open House. UNI will host spring open houses on Friday March 8, Friday April 19, and Monday April 22. Attendees get a campus tour, learn about the University and its academic programs and have lunch in one of the dining centers. After lunch, we host a Department open house where students have a chance to talk with current cadets, learn about the program and scholarship opportunities, and see how ROTC can lead to a career as an Army officer. To register for a UNI Open House, click here: https://cgi.access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/admissions/preview_reg.cgi. Also, please indicate your date on the CONTACT UNI ARMY ROTC link on the left of this page. If you cannot attend an open house, please contact the program at 319-273-6225 to set up an individual visit.
National High School Scholarship Applications - There is still time for High School seniors to apply for a National High School scholarship. The Army awards 2000 scholarships annually to students who exemplify being a scholar/athlete/leader. The scholarships pay 100% of tuition and fees or $10,000 for room and board, $600 per semester for books, and a monthly stipend. Interested students should go to https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students.html to start the process. Once students complete the application, they need to do a physical fitness assessment, submit high school transcripts and ACT/SAT score, and complete the process with an interview with the Professor of Military Science. The Army will hold 1 more selection board this school year on March 18, 2019. Interested students must start the application by February 4 and complete all steps by March 4 to go before that board. Please contact Mr. Thompson, UNI ROTC Scholarship and Enrollments Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-273-6225 to learn more.
ROTC 2-Year Option - ROTC Basic Camp is available for college students who did not complete the freshman and sophomore classes or who will be starting a graduate program at UNI. Basic Camp is a month long training program at Fort Knox, KY and gives credit for the first 4 ROTC classes. ROTC will hold several cycles over the 2019 summer. Students who attend Basic Camp can compete for a 2-year scholarship (including graduate programs) that pays 100% of tuition and fees or $10,000/year for room and board; $600/semester book allowance, and monthly stipend of $420. Students are not required to make a commitment to the Army until after Basic Camp completion but must meet certain academic, fitness, and other requirements to attend. Interested applicants can contact the ROTC Department to learn more.