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Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Military Science

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Advanced ROTC Course

Juniors, seniors and graduate students qualify for entry into the Advanced ROTC course in two ways:

  1. 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.
  2. Advanced Placement: Students with any prior military service, members of the United States Army, Army Reserves or National Guard, or former Junior ROTC members may qualify for advanced placement into the Advanced ROTC program. Advanced placement can also be achieved by attending Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) for students with no prior military experience.  Advanced placement is reviewed and approved on a case by case basis by the Professor of Military Science.

Two-Year 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 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 who must apply at least one semester prior to their ROTC desired starting semester.  Participation in this program is limited.

Three-Year Program

A three-year program is available.  Because the program varies widely, students who are interested should contact the ROTC Department.

Four-Year Program

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 in the first four courses of Military Science is accomplished in the same manner as any 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 ROTC Advanced Camp a paid, four-week training course normally offered during the summer months between a student’s junior and senior year at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Transportation, food, lodging, medical, and dental care are provided at no cost to the student.


There are 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.

Transcript Credit

Up to 15 Military Science credits can be counted on the transcript. Nursing Cadets receive 3 credits toward senior-year clinicals for the Army Nurse Summer Training Program. Candidates for an Army commission through Military Science/Army ROTC are required by regulation to complete an academic course in military history. Generally, this requirement 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

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