The Department of Military Science provides a program of leadership development which prepares college men and women for service as Officers in the United States Army. After graduation, they serve as commissioned officers on active duty, or as an officer in an Army Reserve or National Guard unit. To accomplish this, the department:
Prepares Cadets to be commissioned as Second Lieutenants through a curriculum which develops leadership and management skills, and provides opportunities to utilize these skills in a variety of practical applications.
Provides an understanding of how to lead and influence small organizations, with a strong emphasis on personal integrity, ethical decision making, goal setting, and mission accomplishment.
Offers adventure training, such as rappelling, land-navigation, marksmanship, and for selected students, airborne and air-assault training and the opportunity to serve with Active Duty Army units, worldwide, during the summer.
- Provides programs and experiences which increase self-confidence, self-discipline, physical stamina, poise, and other attributes essential to the development of a leader of character -- one who is prepared to serve the nation or the commonwealth both in or out of uniform.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Why should I join ROTC?
2. What will I learn in ROTC? Isn't it just about shooting rifles and crawling through mud?
3. Do I have to join the Army to take ROTC classes?
4. Does ROTC offer scholarships?
5. Do I have to do physical training (PT) at 6:30am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday?
6. Can I get a minor in ROTC?
7. Do I have to wear ACU's (The Army camouflage uniform)?
8. Is ROTC like Basic Training? Are there Drill Sergeants? Do I get screamed at and made to do push-ups?
9. What if I am already in the Reserves or National Guard?
10. How many females are in ROTC?
11. Who are contracted Cadets?