The University of Central Oklahoma Army Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) is a program designed to develop and train prospective Army officers. College students take ROTC classes and participate in related activities along with their normal college degree program, becoming an officer cadet and learning valuable leadership skills that are well-suited for either a military or civilian job.
Following one’s graduation and successful completion of the ROTC program, cadets are offered a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard. As an Army officer, one learns the necessary skills to lead soldiers in numerous assignments around the world. The ROTC program consists of an elective class, supplementary lab and morning physical training, which fully develop students into future Army officers. The program also includes other activities and opportunities for personal development in all relevant areas – scholastic, physical or military.
Army ROTC is a four-year program comprised of two parts — each of which is two years. The first part, the Basic Course, must be validated prior to taking the Advance Course. There are several ways of validating the Basic Course:
- Completing the Basic Course on campus (2 credit hours per semester)
- Attending the six-week Basic Camp at Ft. Knox, Kentucky
- Be a veteran (any military service) or member of the US Army, Army Reserve or National Guard
Career opportunities for Military Science minors include:
- Armed Services
- Higher Education
- Organizational Leadership
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