The University of Dallas is proud to collaborate with the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Northern Texas inorder for students to compete for a commission as an officer in the United States Army and Air Force. The four-year ROTC curriculum develops the student’s leadership, managerial and organizational abilities. Leadership skills acquired through ROTC and the practical application of skills provided in the program transfer easily to civilian career goals. ROTC graduates traditionally enter industrial and business career fields with a significant competitive edge.
The program consists of two parts: the basic course and the advanced course. The basic course usually occurs in the first year and sophomore year and students incur no military obligation. After completing the basic course, students may contract in the advanced course. In order to enroll, students must also sign a contract with the United States Army. Additionally, students with military basic training experience may receive advanced placement credit into the ROTC advanced course. The advanced course must be taken after students receive academic junior status. All Cadets receive uniforms and the necessary textbooks for military science classes. All contracted Cadets will receive a living allowance of $420 per month.
GPA Policy. Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 (“C”) in the courses taken from the Military Science and Leadership department in order to meet graduation and/or commissioning requirements. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Leadership Laboratories. All contracted Cadets are required to attend a three-hour Leadership Laboratory each week. A weekend field training exercise is also conducted each semester.
Basic Camp. Contracted students need to attend Basic Camp if they have never attended Basic Training. Basic Camp is a four-week fully funded course at Fort Knox, Kentucky that students will attend after either their freshman year or after their sophomore year. This course will cover many of the basic Soldier skills covered at Basic Training.
Advanced Camp. During the summer between the junior and senior years, Cadets attend a five-week leadership course at Fort Knox, KY. Cadets receive a stipend for this training; travel, room, board, uniforms, and medical care are also included. Students experience leadership positions, lead other ROTC Cadets through a number of challenging situations, build both stamina and self-confidence, and train in a number of areas to include land navigation, tactics, physical training, and drill and ceremony.
To find out more about these programs and begin your application, please click the links below. For more information regarding Army ROTC click here. For more information regarding Air Force ROTC click here.