ROTC: Army

The completion of the Army ROTC program leads to a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Active Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard. Students completing the program receive their commissions upon graduation and serve a specified period of active duty ranging from three months to four years, depending upon the student’s choice of commissioning program and Army requirements.

The ROTC program specializes in teaching leadership and management skills required by the military and sought by civilian employers. ROTC cadets learn how to motivate co-workers and how to plan, organize and implement large projects and tasks. They also learn skills in demand in civilian businesses, such as teamwork, tact problem solving, decision making, and effective communication. The program includes the Basic Course for freshmen and sophomores and the Advanced Course for juniors and seniors. Students incur active duty and reserve commitments only upon enrollment in the Advanced Course or through the ROTC scholarship program and successful completion of the curriculum.

Students who miss out on the basic ROTC Freshman and Sophomore curriculum can attend a four-week (LTC) leadership training course at Fort Knox, KY., during the summer between their sophomore and junior years.

In the Advanced Course, students must complete 18 credit hours of Military Science and the 5-week ROTC Leadership Development and Assessment Course (MS 304) at Fort Lewis, WA. Qualified students may also participate in Army Airborne, Air Assault, Northern Warfare, or Mountain Warfare training.

Veterans and students who received ROTC training in high school should contact the Department concerning possible constructive credit for part or all of the Basic Course. Graduate students, transfer students and students who expect to complete degree requirements in less than four years should contact the Department concerning an accelerated program if they desire to obtain a commission. Other programs are available for selected students to complete the program in 2 years or less.

Uniforms are furnished, when appropriate, to all students without charge. Students on scholarship and/or enrolled in the Advanced Course receive a monthly subsistence allowance that ranges from $250-400 per month during the school year and approximately $20 per day during the ROTC Advanced Camp, plus free room and board (meals).

ROTC awards Full-Tuition scholarships plus free Room/Board per year, providing money for tuition and educational fees. Scholarships are awarded strictly on merit, although the Institute provides an additional financial incentive. Scholarship winners also receive a designated textbook allowance of $900 per year and a tax-free stipend allowance from $300-500 per month for up to 10 months for each year the scholarship is in effect. Four-year scholarships are open to high school graduates prior to entering Army ROTC as freshmen. The three and two year scholarships are available to students enrolled in ROTC at Rose-Hulman. Full details on the scholarship program may be obtained by contacting the ROTC office at 1 (800)-248-7448, extension 8348 or 8236, or by visiting the Army ROTC home page at

Partnership Institutions
Through a cooperative agreement, students at Indiana State University, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, University of Southern Indiana (USI) and DePauw University may participate in the Rose-Hulman Military Science program.

*All contracted cadets must attend Leadership Laboratories and Physical Training..

Plan of Study

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*All contracted cadets must attend Leadership Laboratories and Physical Training..

MS 206 ROTC Basic Camp - no credits

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