Military Science & Army ROTC

Army ROTC cadets on the Quad


Methodist University’s Army ROTC program educates and mentors adaptive leaders with critical thinking skills and the moral character to lead our Nation’s Army and win in a complex world. The course prepares college students to be officers and leaders of character in the Total Army. The program offers a Minor in Military Science composed of 21 s.h.


The Army ROTC Program is progressive in nature and is composed of a Basic and Advanced Course. Enrollment in the Basic Course is open to all full time freshmen and sophomores. Completion of the Basic Course is a prerequisite for Advanced Course application. A student who enrolls in the Basic Course does not incur any obligation to serve in the Army. Prior military service or high school JROTC experience may result in direct placement in the Advanced Course if they are an academic junior. Entrance into the Advanced Course is selective and is based upon demonstrated performance and leadership potential. Students who satisfactorily complete the Advanced Course are commissioned Second Lieutenants upon graduation.

United States Army ROTC

Army ROTC is a university elective that teaches you the skills needed for a successful career. You’ll combine classroom time with hands-on experience, and learn leadership and management skills. And because it’s an elective, you can try it out for up to two years. Whatever you decide, the experience you’ll gain in Army ROTC will give you the confidence you need to be a success in college and beyond. Whether you choose to pursue a career in the Army or in the corporate world, Army ROTC is “unlike any other college course you can take.”

How ROTC Works

While enrolled at Methodist University, you will participate in 1-9 hours of classroom instruction and leadership labs per week. You’ll be in the best physical shape in your life by attending physical training 3-4 days per week. And you will receive first-rate Army training in the field every semester.

Your Commitment

Upon graduation, you will be expected to serve in the Army for a total of eight years. Or you may serve part time in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve with a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty commission. You may request an educational delay to attend medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, law, or graduate school if you choose.

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