What Is Army ROTC

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) is one of three ways for young men and women to become officers in the United States Army.  The three ways are:

  1. Army ROTC (on over 800 different campuses in the U.S.)
  2. West Point Military Academy
  3. OCS (Officer Candidate School) - For those soldiers already in the Army who already have a college degree or are close to completion.

ROTC is one of the best leadership courses in the country and can be a part of your college curriculum.  Being a student/cadet at Creighton University, or one of our affiliated campuses, and learning to become a leader will make your college experience even richer.   The ROTC program prepares our cadets for leadership in the United States Army after graduation.


Army ROTC is one of the Nation's top leadership programs, with a wide range of benefits. Through Army ROTC you can:

  • Get help with your college tuition with an Army ROTC Scholarship
  • Gain experience you can't find anywhere else
  • Gain the respect of your peers and future employers
  • Train to become a Leader and manager


In Army ROTC you will learn to become a leaderónot just a person who gives orders but a person who leads by example. Being an Officer in the U.S. Army means you're a counselor, a strategist and a motivator. It's similar to being a vital manager in a corporation. As an Officer, you will lead other Soldiers in all situations and adjust to environments that are always changing. You'll be driven to achieve success with your team on every mission.

Skill Development

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

Learn more about the ROTC Curriculum


Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available.  Scholarships are awarded based on Student's merit and grades, not by financial need

See how to apply for a scholarship

Becoming An Officer

Success Now and in the Future
Army ROTC prepares college students to succeed in any competitive environment. Plus, the leadership training and experiences that you have in Army ROTC will provide you with a foundation to become a commissioned Army Officer upon graduation.

Starting Your Career
After you graduate from college, you will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. Your career as an Officer will be just beginning, and you'll find a variety of interesting Officer career fields, called branches, in the Army. Once you choose your Army branch, you will embark on specialized training.

There are 21 different branches to choose from

The Army: It's What You Make It
Upon completion of Officer branch training and a first assignment, Army Officers may pursue additional specialized training and post-graduate education opportunities. You will most likely be assigned to advanced leadership positions and to staff positions. Also, you may develop doctrine, teach military tactics or serve as advisors.

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