The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps is a series of elective courses offered at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College. The program combines college electives in military science with practical leadership training to prepare men and women to become Army officers. ROTC also opens the doors to a variety of exciting careers, extracurricular activities, and advanced military training. Upon successful completion of the Army ROTC program and graduation from college, cadets receive a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, the Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard.
ROTC at UTB/TSC will quickly give you the confidence and self-discipline necessary to progress in your studies — skills no other college course teaches. You will learn how to motivate and lead others, manage complex tasks, and communicate ideas effectively, the same traits prospective employers will be looking for when you graduate. Qualify, and you could get a 2-, 3-, or 4-year scholarship worth up to $80,000.
ROTC is not a major. It is designed to compliment your regular college courses, not interfere with them. ROTC courses fit right into your regular college schedule. You can enroll in ROTC for the first two years (the Basic Course) without ANY future military commitment. Once you accept a scholarship or begin your junior year of ROTC (the Advanced Course), you make a commitment to serve as an officer in either the active Army, the Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard upon graduation. The initial active duty obligation is either three or four years.