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U.S. Army ROTC

All University of Mount Saint Vincent and affiliated students may participate in the U.S. Army ROTC program headquartered at Fordham University.

About Army ROTC

The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program qualifies students for appointment as officers of the United States Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard. Students (other than those with ROTC scholarships) attend the first two years of study without incurring any commitment to serve in the military.

The Program

The program includes class work and leadership laboratories, which develop leadership, confidence, maturity, responsibility and dependability. Additionally, a variety of challenging extracurricular activities are open to all students. These include the National Society of Pershing Rifles, the Association of the United States Army Ram Company, Ranger Challenge, the Army Color Guard, Drill Team and an Army 10-Mile Running Team. Cadets also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of social events, including the annual Military Ball, a Dining In and several high profile New York City events.

Students may enter the program at any time up until the start of their junior year. Challenging and fun summer training is conducted between junior and senior years. Graduates of the program earn commission as an U.S. Army Second Lieutenant.

Army ROTC Scholarships

The Army ROTC scholarship program provides financial assistance for the education and training of highly qualified and motivated young men and women who desire to be commissioned as officers in the Army after graduation from college. If you have questions about scholarships, call the Enrollment Officer at 718.817.4798. Scholarships pay:

  • 100% tuition and mandatory fees
  • A $900 per academic year book allowance
  • A tax-free stipend based on academic status ($300/month – freshman, $350/month – sophomore, $450/month –  junior, $500/month – senior)

Four and three year scholarships are available to high school students. Two and three year scholarships are available to college students. General eligibility requirements for an ROTC scholarship you must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 29
  • Possess a high school diploma, or equivalent
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Have at least a 920 SAT or 19 ACT Score
  • Be medically qualified through DODMERB
  • Be able to pass the Army Physical Fitness Test

For more information about Army ROTC Scholarships visit Fordham University’s Army ROTC Scholarships Overview page.

Academic Credit

Army ROTC cadets may be granted credit for some military science courses that fulfill certain degree requirements. MLSC 2101 and 2201 each receive three credits. MLSC 2201 may be substituted for the junior core management course (MGBU 3223) when taken in combination with MLSC 3201. In the junior year MLSC 3201 is a three-credit elective. In the senior year MLSC 4201 counts as a four-credit, non-business elective. An additional credit may be added to each of these courses if done in conjunction with an approved Service Learning Credit Project such as the St. James Community Center After School Tutoring Program or Boy Scout Troop Support. Other military science courses are not applied to the degree requirement. If a military science course is taken for credit, it may count as one of the courses in the student’s normal course load. ROTC courses are taken without charge.

For more information about Academic Credit, Basic Courses, Advanced Courses, and Special Programs, please visit Fordham University’s Army ROTC website. Mount students can also explore Fordham University’s Army ROTC/Military Science program.