It's Not For Everyone—

Just the Leaders of Tomorrow
The specific education you receive in Army ROTC will include things like leadership development, military skills and adventure training. This will take place both in the classroom and in the field, but you will have a normal daily schedule like all college students. Army ROTC is comprised of two phases: Basic Course and Advanced Course.

Army ROTC Basic Course
The Basic Course normally takes place during your first two years in college as elective courses. It normally involves one elective class or lab each semester. You will learn basic military skills and the fundamentals of leadership, as well as start the groundwork toward becoming an Army leader. You can take Army ROTC Basic Course without a military commitment.

Army ROTC Advanced Course
The Advanced Course takes place during your last two years in college as elective courses. It includes one elective class and lab each semester, plus a summer leadership course. You will learn advanced military tactics and gain experience in team organization, planning and decision-making. Entering the Advanced Course requires a commitment to serve as an Officer in the U.S. Army (either active duty, reserves or national guard) after you graduate.

Freshman Year: The Role Of The Army

Sophomore Year: The Role Of An Officer

Junior Year: Small Unit Training

Senior Year: Transition To Becoming An Officer