Army ROTC helps students develop confidence, self-esteem, motivation, and the ability to lead and make decisions. In the classroom, as well as in leadership labs, field and physical training, Army ROTC students learn teamwork skills, make lasting friendships, and receive responsibilities unavailable to the average student.
Army ROTC offers a commission as a second lieutenant in either the active Army or the Reserve Forces in a variety of career fields including Combat Arms (Aviation, Armor, Artillery, Infantry, or Engineers), Combat Support, and Combat Service Support branches. As a graduate of this senior military college, a medically qualified cadet successfully completing all ROTC requirements is virtually assured of obtaining an active duty commission. There are two-, three-, and four-year scholarship programs available. Many cadets join the National Guard or the Army Reserve while in Army ROTC, thus qualifying them for Montgomery GI Bill benefits. Contracted freshman and sophomore Army ROTC students receive a monthly stipend of $300 and $350 respectively, while in school, as well as a uniform allowance. Juniors and seniors receive a monthly stipend of $450 and $500 respectively.
Freshman and sophomore cadets attend the basic course and receive two credit hours per semester. Non-scholarship freshmen and sophomores are not obligated to military service. Juniors and seniors are in the advanced course and receive three credit hours per semester. Between the junior and senior year, cadets attend a five-week field training camp at Fort Lewis, Washington.