ROTC programs accept young people who are athletes, leaders, and scholars. These students receive training in leadership skills they can use for the rest of their life. Many former officers have used their ROTC leadership skills to become successful business or government leaders.
Students enrolled in ROTC programs do not join the Army. Instead, they take ROTC classes for credit while pursuing a regular college degree. Upon successful completion of the program, ROTC cadets become commissioned officers in the United States Military.
In addition to providing quality leadership training, ROTC programs award generous scholarships to students to help them pay for college.
Students can also participate in other extracurricular activities such as color guard, Scabbard & Blade Honor Society, and Ranger Challenge competitions.
Cadets are accepted based on their athletic, leadership and scholarly abilities. They should also be serious about becoming a military officer.
The US Army ROTC minor consists of 18 semester hours. Students take Theories & Models of Leadership, as well as 15 hours of electives such as Foundations of Officership, Basic Leadership, and Leadership & Teamwork.
The US Army ROTC concentration consists of 12 semester hours. Courses include Theories and Models of Leadership and nine hours of electives.
The Air Force ROTC concentration consists of 16 hours. Courses include Foundations of the United States Air Force, the Evolution of Air Space & Power, and Air Force Leadership Studies.