TA student who does not meet all of the above requirements should consult with the
Department of Military Science and Leadership to determine if waivers can be granted.
Students who will be unable to meet requirements or who have no intention of contracting
(taking as electives) should be able to attend regardless of unmet requirements, depending
on the decision of the Professor of Military Science (PMS).
ROTC Graduation Requirements
A candidate for junior and senior level ROTC (will finish the program and become a
commissioned officer) training must:
Have a minimum of two years remaining at the University
US Citizenship is required to contract beyond the basic course, a minimum of a green
card is required to enlist in the military
- Possess qualifications for becoming an effective Army officer
- Have satisfactorily completed the basic course, received a waiver, have satisfactorily
completed the leadership course, or have served as an enlisted person in the active
or reserve armed forces with an honorable discharge
- Have satisfactorily completed loyalty requirements
- Accept a commission if offered in either the active Army, Army Reserves, or National
- Meet other requirements as determined by the departmental chair, current Army regulations,
and University policies
A student who does not meet all of the above requirements should consult with the
Department of Military Science and Leadership to determine whether waivers can be
Basic Course Qualification Requirements A candidate for freshman and sophomore level ROTC training must:
- Be of good moral character
- Be physically able to participate in the program of instruction
- Meet other entrance requirements as determined by the departmental chair, current
Army regulations, and University policies
- The traditional Army ROTC Leadership Excellence Program extends over a four-year period
compatible with normal progression through four years of college. It consists of two
phases: A two-year basic course during the freshman and sophomore years and an advanced
course designed for completion during the normal junior and senior years. Also included
is a 33-day advanced camp normally attended in the summer before the senior year.
(Under some circumstances it can be attended in the summer at the end of the senior
year). Students may receive academic credit for the first two years of ROTC by attending
the basic camp in the summer before the start of their junior year. Such actions must
be approved in advance.
- A two-year program is also offered enabling qualified students (prior service or placement
credit or basic course) with 60 semester hours (academic junior) to complete all requirements
for a U.S. Army commission in two years of college. Applicants for the two-year program
may be upper-division or graduate students, provided a minimum of four semesters remain
in school at the time of entry into the program. Students must complete a physical
examination and other associated requirement during the year before contracting. Two-year
students normally process for admission during he first month of the spring semester
of the sophomore year and enter the program at the beginning of the junior year.
- Entering either the four-year or three-year program incurs no military obligation
whatsoever until such time as students sign their advanced course contract at the
beginning of the junior year, unless they are an Army ROTC scholarship student. At
that time they agree to enlist in the U.S. Army Reserve Control Group for a period
of eight year; they are sworn into the reserve and begin to receive the monthly $350
subsistence allowance. Veterans who have had one or more year of military service
may qualify for direct entry into the advanced course by receiving placement credit
or the basic course form the professor of military science. There is also a 3-year
contracting option for prior service personnel. To be eligible for this each soldier
must have at least 27 credit hours earned and be able to show a class planner that
graduation is possible in 6 semesters (not counting summers). Please contact the
military science department for more information on the prior service options.
- Students must be, or have applied, to be citizens of the United States. Non-U.S. citizens
may apply for enrollment on case-by case basis but cannot be commissioned until they
are U.S. citizens.
- To receive a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve,
or Army National Guard, students must earn a baccalaureate degree and be commissioned
before their 39th birthday (a waiver is required for those over 30 which are routinely
granted). Waivers of age maybe approved by the Department of the Army under special
circumstances. Those who are in a five-year academic program, such as engineering
or nursing, may complete their Army ROTC courses at any point before graduation; however,
it may still be possible for scholarship winners to receive an extension of benefits
which would require enrollment in an Army ROTC (independent study etc.) class as well
as taking at least 12 credit hours each semester of extension.
- Upon commissioning, the new second lieutenant is discharged from the U.S. Army Reserve
Control Group and incurs an eight-year obligation to the U.S. Army, which may be filled
by serving on Active Duty, in the U.S. Army Reserve, National Guard, Individual Ready
Reserve (IRR), or various combinations or the above.
- Complete the following basic courses: MILS 1200, 1210, 2200, and 2210.
- Complete the following advanced courses: MILS 3200, 3210, Advance Camp, 4200, and
- Two-year students should complete the 3000- and 4000- level courses.
- Credit for the 1000- and 2000- level courses my be granted c ompleting the 28-day
Leaders Training Course (LTC) at Fort Knox, Kentucky, beginning the June following
the sophomore year or by being granted placement credit prior to service. For those
who absolutely can not attend training at Fort Knox, there may be a possibility for
accelerated training (ACCT).
- Each course listed must have a concurrent leadership laboratory.
- Contracted cadets are required to take a military fitness class or work out other
arrangements to stay fit with their military science professors. Taking the military
fitness class is generally the best course of action if at all possible.
- Professional Military Education (PME): Before being commissioned, each senior cadet
must complete one course in each of the following three categories:
History: HIST 2710, 4480, 4510, 4730, 4740; POSC 1110, 4660
Writing and reading: ENGL 1010, 2060, 2110; BCIS 3300; COMM 4240
Computer Literacy: BCIS 1400, 1450; CS 1000, 1100, 1110
- Courses not specified above may satisfy the requirements by must be approved by the
professor of military science.