Frequently Asked Questions
THE 4-YEAR PROGRAM
The Army ROTC program is offered in addition to your regular college classes and allows you to pursue almost any major you choose. The first two years of Army ROTC course electives are the Basic Course, followed by the final two years of the Advanced Course. During the summer between your junior and senior years, your leadership training will be put to the test during an intensive five-week Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) at Fort Lewis, Washington.
THE 2-YEAR PROGRAM
This is an accelerated path toward becoming an Army Officer. You may apply for this option if you have completed your studies at a junior college or community college; you are entering a two-year postgraduate degree program; you are a high school student planning to attend a m8ilitary junior college; or you are entering your junior year of college. To qualify for the final two years of the Army ROTC Advanced Course, you must first attend and complete a four-week Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
SIMULTANEOUS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM (SMP)
This is for those who wish to join the Army National Guard or the Army Reserve while enrolled in Army ROTC. In most cases, these branches require a minimum two year commitment. Learn more at http:info.goarmy.com/rotc/b608.
GREEN TO GOLD
If your currently on active duty or have completed your service, you may already have fulfilled the requirements for the Basic Course. You may enroll directly in the Advanced Course and complete ROTC in just two years. Learn more at http://info.goarmy.com/rotc/b608.
FRESHMEN – BASIC COURSE INSTRUCTION*
Military Science and Leadership I: Introduction to Army leadership, custom and traditions of the Army, Military operations and tactics, health and physical fitness, goal setting and accomplishments.
SOPHOMORE – BASIC COURSE INSTRUCTION*
Military Science and Leadership II: Applied leadership theory, Communications, Military operations and principles of war.
JUNIOR – ADVANCED COURSE INSTRUCTION
Military Science and Leadership III: Command and staff functions, law of war, weapons, military tactics, team dynamics and peer leadership.
SENIOR – ADVANCED COURSE INSTRUCTION
Military Science and Leadership IV: Military Justice, training the force, ethical decision making, personnel management and cultural awareness.
* Students who miss Military Science and Leadership I and II may take the Basic Course equivalent by completing the Leader's Training Course the summer before their junior year.