The Military Science program prepares qualified women and men to serve as officers in the U.S. Army - Active, National Guard, or Reserve. While ROTC is traditionally a four-year program, individuals with prior service, members of Reserve or National Guard units, participants of JROTC in high school, and summer basic camp attendees may complete the program in only two years.
Normally, all students participate in one class day per week (2-3 hours), one workshop (leadership lab) per quarter, and one overnight field exercise per quarter. Physical fitness of all cadets is closely monitored.
To be commissioned in the U.S. Army, a student must complete the five-week advanced camp the summer prior to the senior year and pass a comprehensive competency exam. To serve on active duty, an individual must also graduate from a four-year institution.
The program allows for scholarship assistance for selected students, a monthly stipend for all scholarship and third- and fourth-year students, and attendance at confidence-building courses during the summer: Air Assault School, Airborne School, Ranger School, Flight Orientation, and cadet troop leadership training.