Advanced ROTC Course
Juniors, seniors and graduate students qualify for entry into the Advanced ROTC course in three ways:
- On-campus courses: Most students take the introductory Military Science courses of the basic Military Science program on campus during their freshman and sophomore years. This allows them to participate in adventure training, and to learn about the opportunities and responsibilities of being an Army officer without incurring any obligation.
- Summer programs: Students may also qualify through a paid, four-week Leadership Training Course (LTC) summer training session held in Fort Knox, Kentucky, which provides military training equivalent to the instruction received by freshmen and sophomores in the basic course program.
- Advanced Placement: Students with any prior military service, members of the United States Army Reserves or National Guard, or former Junior ROTC members may qualify for advanced placement into the Advanced ROTC program.
Available to qualified full-time students (who must have a minimum of two academic years remaining to degree completion) who meet the criteria set forth in paragraphs (2) or (3) above. Application for this program should be made prior to the end of the spring semester of the sophomore year for those students not previously enrolled in Military Science instruction. Also available for graduate students.
A three-year program is available. Because the program varies widely, students who are interested should contact the ROTC program director.
Consists of attending the freshman and sophomore courses; students can begin as late as the fall semester of their sophomore year if approved by the department chair. Enrollment n the first four courses Of Military Science is accomplished in the same manner asany other college course and carries no military obligation for non-scholarship students. Application to enroll in the advanced Military Science courses should be made while the student is enrolled in MS 202 Dynamics of Leadership II .
Each contracted student is required to complete the Leadership Development Assessment Course (LDAC), a paid, five-week training course held during the summer months between a students junior and senior year at Fort Lewis, near Seattle, Washington. Transportation, food, lodging, and medical and dental care are provided at no cost to the student.
There are significant scholarship opportunities for ROTC students. Army ROTC scholarships are full-tuition scholarships. Additionally, scholarships include $1,200 for books and a $3,000-$5,000 stipend. The monthly stipend amount, paid from August to May, is $300 for freshman and up to $500 for seniors. Freshmen and sophomores can apply for two-, three- and four-year scholarships throughout the academic year. Historically, most University of Scranton students win scholarships by their junior year. Winners of full, high school level, ROTC scholarships are provided free room and board by The University of Scranton.
Up to 15 Military Science credits can be counted on the transcript. Additionally, Physical Fitness Training (PHED 138 ) can count for the 3 required Physical Education credits and nurses receive 3 credits toward senior-year clinicals for the Army Nurse Summer Training Program. Candidates for an Army commission through Military Science are required by regulation to complete academic courses in the areas of communications skills, military history, foreign language and computer literacy. Generally, these requirements will be met by satisfying the University’s general-education requirements. Contact the Professor of Military Science for specific requirements.
For more information about the Military Science/ARMY ROTC program, visit its website.