Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

Michael Schally, Recruiting Operations Officer  | Patriots’ Casa, Suite 202H  |  (210) 458-5628

The US Army maintains a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program hosted at University of Texas at San Antonio. Four-year and two-year programs are available to students at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

Four-Year Program

The Basic Course, usually pursued concurrently with the freshman and sophomore years, is voluntary for students who are physically qualified for military training. There is no obligation incurred by non-scholarship cadets.

Veterans  who have served on active duty for a period of over one year and who have received an honorable discharge, or High School students that have completed 4 years of JROTC may be granted credit for the basic course with concurrence of the Professor of Military Science.

The Advanced Course may be pursued by students who are physically qualified and have met the standards prescribed by the Professor of Military Science in scholastic achievements and demonstrated leadership. Cadets are normally enrolled in the Advanced Course during their Junior and Senior Year or Graduate students pursuing a Master Degree. They are required to attend a four-week United States Army Cadet Command Advance Camp the summer following their junior year. Upon satisfactory completion of Advance Camp and the academic work required for a degree, students are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the United States Regular Army, the Army Reserves, or the Army National Guard.

Two-Year Program

In addition to the standard four-year course outlined above, UTSA Military Science Department and Texas A&M University-San Antonio offers a two-year program. Veterans who have served on active duty for a period of over one year and who have received an honorable discharge, or high school students that have completed 3 years of JROTC are eligible to enroll. The two-year program is also available to those who did not have or take the opportunity to complete the normal  Military Branch Basic Training Course or attend 3 years of JROTC.  In order to enroll in the Advanced Course, a student must successfully complete four weeks of leadership training, provided at the United States Army Cadet Command Basic Camp during the summer months prior to beginning their junior year or their first year in graduate school. If students desire to take advantage of this opportunity, they should communicate directly with the Recruiting Operations Officer. Those students seeking a master’s degree are eligible to participate in the two-year program.

Scholarships and Remuneration

The Department of the Army offers 4, 3, and 2 year competitive scholarships to qualifying ROTC students. The scholarship will pay for all tuition and fees or Room & Board ($5,000 per semester) and a $1,200.00 a year book allotment. Students will also receive a monthly stipend of $420 during the school year, once contracted. The student needs NOT to be enrolled in the ROTC program prior to competing for a scholarship. Students interested in competing for a scholarship should contact the Army ROTC Enrollment Officer.

Formally enrolled Advanced Course Students, who are not under the scholarship program, will be given a monthly stipend during the school year $420 not to exceed twenty months. During Advance Camp, all students are paid at the rate of one half of the base pay per month of a second lieutenant in lieu of subsistence allowance.

Uniform and Equipment

All uniforms, textbooks and other equipment will be issued to students enrolled in Army ROTC courses. Students are responsible for maintenance and upkeep of all items issued to them.

ROTC Courses

MSCI 1301
MSCI 1001
Intro Army & Critical Thinking
and Intro Army/Crit Think Lab I
MSCI 1302
MSCI 1002
Adptv Ldrshp & Prof Cmptnc
and Adptv Ldrshp/Prof Cmpt Lab II
MSCI 2301
MSCI 2001
Leadership & Decision Making
and Leadership/Decision Making Lab
MSCI 2302
MSCI 2002
Army Doctrine & Team Develpmnt
and Army Doctrine & Team Dev Lab
MSCI 3301
MSCI 3001
Train Mgmt & Warfight Funct
and Train Mgmt & Warfight Func Lab
MSCI 3302
MSCI 3002
Appl Leadershp Small Unit Ops
and Appl Ldrshp Small Unit Ops Lab
MSCI 3330American Military History3
MSCI 4301
MSCI 4001
The Army Officer
and The Army Officer Lab
MSCI 4302
MSCI 4002
Company Grade Leadership
and Company Grade Leadership Lab
MSCI 4303
MSCI 4003
Practical Leadership
and Practical Leadership Lab
Total Credits30