UD ROTC Program Overview
ROTC is an acronym for Reserve Officers Training Corps. ROTC is the largest officer-producing program for the Armed Forces.
It is also one of the smartest college courses you can take! With no military obligation, ROTC offers you opportunities and challenges that can put you on the fast track to success in life. You'll develop the confidence, self-esteem, motivation and leadership skills you'll need regardless of your career plans. The qualities that ROTC training instills will be vital to a productive and rewarding future.
ROTC is open to any student in any major. It combines courses in leadership, military science, and practical exercises, in conjunction with a regular academic course load. ROTC is a college elective; not an academic major. Normally, ROTC classes occupy between two and four hours a week, leaving plenty of time for other classes and an active social life.
Few careers combine a respect for tradition and responsibility for tomorrow as does an Army officer's. The military tradition of leadership and courage predates Caesar and Alexander, and the Army tradition of Duty-Honor-Country reflects a spirit which stretches back to the Continental Army. Today, the American Army officer is a leader of the best educated Army in the World.
The Choice is Yours!
There is an abundance of information regarding opportunities available in ROTC, so please use the links provided to find the answers to all your questions. If you still can’t find the asnwers you’re looking for, or if you want to talk with someone about the Army ROTC Program here at the University of Delaware, don’t hesitate to give us a call! We encourage you to learn as much as possible about the program, and always keep your options open. Until you have experienced ROTC first hand, you haven't experienced ROTC.