Program Overview

Why Army ROTC?

Aside from offering a scholarship that pays for school and also pays you a monthly spending stipend, Army ROTC offers you an opportunity for adventure.  Whether you seek a scholarship or just want to participate in the program for college credit, Army ROTC can be an amazing experience for people from all walks of life. Our program seeks to:

  • Sharpen leadership skills that will benefit you throughout your life.
  • Build self-confidence in working as a leader and a team member.
  • Gain skills in time management, organization and decision making.
  • Develop discipline in physical fitness and endurance.
  • Share in the commitment of service to our nation.

Our Military Science Department offers a number of different programs to students interested in developing their leadership skills, even if they are not interested in joining the Army.

Four-Year Program  -  The ROTC four-year program is divided into the Basic Course, which encompasses the freshmen and sophomore years, and the Advanced Course, which encompass the junior and senior years.
Two-Year Program  - The two-year ROTC program is available for students who make the decision to join ROTC later, and this program requires attendance at the summer Cadet Initial Entry Training (formerly Leadership Training Course), Fort Knox, KY, between the sophomore and junior years.

Students attending Middle Georgia State University or Wesleyan College can participate with our ROTC department as part of a cross enrollment agreement. Cross enrollment forms are available on our Resources page.


Students may enroll in any ROTC course offered; however, if the student is enrolled in the program for commissioning credit, completion of the basic course or basic course credit is a prerequisite for enrollment in the advanced course.  Military science courses include a weekly leadership lab on physical training, drill and  field training.

Basic Courses
    MIL 101        Introduction to the Army and Critical Thinking
    MIL 102        Introduction to the Profession of Arms                   

    MIL 201        Leadership and Decision Making
    MIL 202        Army Doctrine and Team Development

Advanced Courses
    MIL 301        Training Management and the Warfighting Functions
    MIL 302        Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations 

    MIL 401        The Army Officer
    MIL 402        Transition to Lieutenant
    MIL 451        Advanced Theory of Military Leadership
For a complete description of each course, download our 2015-16 Course Descriptions.


Internship Opportunities


In addition to CTLT and DCLT, a wide variety of internship programs exist for contracted Cadets to participate in as part of their professional development.  The length of the internship varies based on location and type.  Additionally, most of the internship programs have degree/major requirements.  Like CTLT, these programs are designed for 3rd year Cadets, however, 4th year Cadets who will graduate in December or later can apply as an exception.
One of the most sought after internships is the Engineering Internship Program.  Cadets taking part in the Engineering Internship Program (EIP) work with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).  Cadets can serve in one of the 36 USACE districts located in CONUS or one of the five OCONUS ones.  Applicants must be enrolled in a science, computer, or engineering program.

Another available internship program is The Chaplainry Internship Program (CHIP).  This internship consists of a four week course designed for Cadets that are considering an educational delay to attend Seminary.  This program provides insight into the daily life and training experiences of Army Chaplains. The program is offered at every CONUS base, as well as all bases located outside the continental United States (OCONUS).

A full listing of Internship Programs can be found on the U.S. Army Official Website.


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