Completion of Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AROTC) requirements and recommendation for appointment by the Professor of Military Science may result in commissioning as a second lieutenant in the active or reserve force components of the Army of the United States, as determined by the Secretary of the Army. 

The AROTC program is composed of the basic course and the advanced course.

Basic Course
MIL 121Introduction to the Army *3
MIL 122Foundations of Leadership3
MIL 123Leadership and Ethics *3
MIL 124Army Doctrine and Decision Making3
May also be completed, partially or fully, by three alternative methods:
Previous attendance of military initial entry training
A six-week long Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET)
Constructive credit for other military service determined appropriate by the professor of military science
Advanced Course
MIL 225Training Management and the Warfighting Functions3
MIL 226Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations3
MIL 227The Army Officer3
MIL 228Company Grade Leadership3
MIL 119Advanced Leadership Lab **1
MIL 120Advanced Leadership Lab **1

Students may take MIL 121 or MIL 123 without taking MIL 117 or MIL 118 if they are not currently receiving an ROTC scholarship. If they intend to pursue a scholarship or contract, participation is encouraged. 


 Required for all advanced courses.

Basic Course

No military obligation is incurred by enrollment in the basic course, except by Army ROTC Scholarship cadets.

Advanced Course

Enrollment in the advanced AROTC courses is only for students who have signed a service obligation which they will fulfill after graduation with the United States Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard, and they must also attend the five-week Advanced Camp, usually attended during the summer between the junior and senior years. Army ROTC scholarships are available to qualified applicants (both those already enrolled in the AROTC program and those not yet enrolled) through annual competition.

Air Force

In addition to AROTC, students may participate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Program through North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro in order to receive a commission as an active duty second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The department offers a four-year program where students enroll at the beginning of their freshman year and continue through award of a bachelor’s degree. The four-year program can be modified for students up until the beginning of the spring semester of a student’s sophomore year.

Freshmen or sophomore students attend a 1-hour class and a 2-hour leadership laboratory each week in addition to two 1-hour physical training sessions. Students who compete favorably for the award of an Enrollment Allocation will attend a four-week summer field training program at Maxwell Air Force Base, AL. During the junior and senior years, students attend 3 hours of class, a 2-hour leadership laboratory, and two 1-hour physical training sessions.

For more information on the AFROTC Program, contact any instructor or the Unit Admissions Officer in the Department of Aerospace Studies, Campbell Hall, North Carolina A&T State University, telephone (336.334.7707).  For course offerings visit this site

Contact Information

Department of Military Science
Phone 336-758-5836