Military Science is the academic department for both students participating in the Minor of Military Science and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Cadets seeking commissions as officers in the U.S. Army, Army Reserves or National Guard. If you want to learn about leadership principles which will make you successful in the military, or the private and public sectors, you have come to the right place.
All NMU Students are welcome to participate in ROTC and there is no military obligation in taking a single ROTC class or in completing the minor in Military Science and Leadership. Students may add, drop, or withdraw from military science courses as in any other academic program. Only students who earn scholarships, tuition assistance, or who elect to contract to commission into a component of the U.S. Army incur service obligation after graduation. Students who elect to participate in the commissioning program become ROTC Cadets and are full-fledged members of the Wildcat Battalion. It is up to each student to decide how to participate in Military Science and/or ROTC.
Army ROTC is the largest merit-based scholarship and tuition assistance program in the country and ROTC is the premier leadership training program on college campuses across the country. The program emphasizes developing leadership, professional ethics, problem solving skills, self-confidence, and developing an ethos of health and physical fitness. Military science complements any student's major by providing hands-on leadership experience packaged in a valuable academic minor. Military Science leadership training is also recognized by the NMU Superior Edge Program as meeting the Leadership component.
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