ROTC Basic and Advanced Courses
Army ROTC is an elective course and is normally a four year program. The first two years of ROTC (Basic Course) incurs no military commitment. The last two years of ROTC (Advanced Course) requires a contract and commitment to serve in the Army upon graduation and commissioning.
Military Science courses complement all major areas of study by broadening the student’s basic education and help prepare students for positions of leadership in the Army and economy.As students earn their academic degree, they also earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army.
Western Oregon University Army ROTC is a partnership school with Oregon State University Army ROTC. Army ROTC (Military Science) courses include one class and one lab session each week. The MS I (first year ROTC student) and MS II (second year ROTC student) classes are held at WOU (UPCC A104) and labs are either at WOU or OSU. The MS III (third year ROTC student) and MS IV (fourth year ROTC student) classes are held at the McAlexander Field House (MCAF) on the OSU campus. Register for Military Science as an elective course at WOU.
The Basic Course takes place during your first two years in college as elective courses. It normally involves one elective class and lab each term along with the requisite physical training and field training exercises. You learn basic military skills, the fundamentals of leadership and start the groundwork toward becoming an Army leader. You can take Army ROTC Basic Courses without a military commitment.
The Advanced Course takes place during your last two years in college as elective courses. It normally includes one elective class and lab each term in addition to the requisite physical training and field training exercises, plus between your junior and senior year you are required to attend the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) at Fort Lewis, Washington over the summer. You learn advanced military tactics and gain experience in team organization, planning and decision-making. To benefit from the leadership training in the Advanced Course, all Cadets must have completed either the Basic Course, attended the Leader’s Training Course (LTC), or completed Basic Training. Entering the Advanced Course requires a contract with Army ROTC and a commitment to serve as an Officer in the U.S. Army after you graduate.
Note: As a scholarship or contracted Army ROTC cadet, you receive a monetary stipend for 10 months during the academic year. The amounts are:
- Freshman: $300 per month
- Sophomore: $350 per month
- Junior: $450 per month
- Senior $500 per month
High School Student
For information on eligibility requirements and scholarship opportunities, go to www.goarmy.com/rotc/high_school_students.jsp or click on our scholarships link.
For information on eligibility requirements and scholarship opportunities, go to www.goarmy.com/rotc/college_school_students.jsp or click on our Scholarships link
Army ROTC for Nursing Students
Nursing students who are also Army ROTC Cadets can benefit from unique hands-on nursing opportunities while receiving financial assistance for college. You will gain valuable leadership experience and management training that can benefit you in either a military or private-sector nursing career.
For information on ROTC for Nursing Students, go to www.goarmy.com/rotc/nurse_program.jsp.