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The Army ROTC program at TCU is both challenging and rewarding. There’s no commitment required to join the Army ROTC program; you can try it out during your first and sophomore years and gain valuable leadership skills even if you don’t continue.

TCU Army ROTC cadets major in various fields of study. When you supplement your major with military science, you’ll develop confidence and self-esteem, plus leadership and life skills to succeed in college and beyond.

Upon completion of the requirements for the bachelor’s or master’s degree and military science training requirements, students are commissioned as second lieutenants. 


Program Options 

The four-year program is divided into two portions, each consisting of four classes normally taken in sequence. The first is the basic course, which is usually completed during the first and sophomore years. The second portion is the advanced course; it is normally completed during the junior and senior years. To enroll in the advanced course, students must:

  • Complete the basic course (or be given equivalent credit by the professor of military science)
  • Be of good moral character
  • Have a minimum of two years remaining as a full-time student
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Be physically qualified

A paid and highly adventurous four-week training session between the junior and senior years is a critical part of the advanced course. All advanced course students receive a monthly cash allowance while participating full-time in on-campus instruction. This allowance can be collected up to 10 months each year.

The two-year program is designed for students who either transfer into TCU or begin pursuing a commission in the fall of their junior year. It includes a paid four-week summer training session between the sophomore and junior years and the advanced course described under the four-year program. Application for the two-year program is normally made during the second semester of the sophomore year. However, the two-year program is also open to juniors and seniors planning to attend graduate school. The monthly cash allowance for students in the two-year program is the same as for other students in the advanced course. Numerous full tuition and fees scholarships are available for qualified two-year program applicants.