Academic Catalog 2008-2009 
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Academic Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Military Science: Army ROTC

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The Military Science Program at Colorado Christian University is offered in conjunction with Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in Golden, CO and the University of Colorado - Boulder (CU-B). The program develops the qualities of citizenship and leadership in the individual, which are desirable in both military and civilian enterprises. Successful completion of the four-year program qualifies the student for a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard. For more information, please contact an Army ROTC representative (303-492-3549 or 303-492-6495), or send an email to You may also visit

The Department of Military Science offers programs leading to an officer’s commission in the active Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard in conjunction with an undergraduate or graduate degree. Military science courses are designed to supplement a regular degree program by offering practical leadership and management experience.

Four-Year Program

The four-year program consists of two phases: the basic course (freshman and sophomore years) and the advanced course (junior and senior years).

Basic course:

The basic course offers a 2- or 3-credit course each semester, covering Army history and organization as well as military leadership and management. Laboratory sessions provide the opportunity to apply leadership skills while learning basic military skills. Enrollment in the basic course incurs no military obligation except for Army scholarship recipients.

Advanced AROTC:

The advanced course covers leadership, tactics and unit operations, training techniques, military law, and professional ethics, and includes a leadership practicum each semester. A 35-day summer advanced camp at Fort Lewis, Washington, provides challenging leadership training, and is a prerequisite for commissioning. The advanced course students must have completed the basic course and obtain permission from the professor of military science (PMS).

Two-Year Program

The two-year program consists of the advanced course, preceded by a four week summer ROTC basic course at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. Veterans or students who have participated in three years of Junior ROTC or Civil Air Patrol may be eligible to enroll in the advanced course without attendance at basic camp or completion of the basic course. Inquiries on advanced placement should be directed to the Department of Military Science. The advanced course students must obtain permission from the professor of military science (PMS).

Scholarship Programs

Four-year college scholarships are available to high school seniors, who should apply before December 1 of their senior year. Competition for two- and three-year scholarships is open to all university students, regardless of academic major and whether or not they are currently enrolled in ROTC. Scholarship students receive full tuition and mandatory laboratory fees, a book allowance, and an allowance of $300-$500 per month during the academic year. Students interested in the scholarship program should contact the enrollment officer no later than the beginning of the spring semester to apply for the following academic year. Contact the Enrollment Officer at 303-492-3549.

Simultaneous Membership Program

Students entering the second year of the basic course or the advanced course may participate with an Army Reserve or Army National Guard unit as an officer trainee. Students participating in this program earn approximately $240 monthly, in addition to the $450-500 monthly stipend. Additionally, the Army Reserve participants in the SMP program can be eligible for Army National Guard education benefit that provides up to 75 percent tuition assistance.

Professional Military Education

The Army ROTC course curriculum cuts across traditional subject boundaries. It involves elements of various disciplines and encourages students to integrate academic training with the problem-solving and decision-making challenges they will encounter as junior officers in the Army of the 21st century. Additionally, the formal curriculum is supplemented by field exercises, guest speakers, and specialized military training.

Leadership Laboratories:

These 90-minute periods provide cadets with practical leadership experience and performanceoriented hands-on instruction outside the classroom. Diagnostic evaluations of cadets in leadership roles are frequently administered. Leadership labs are compulsory for enrolled cadets.

Preprofessional Programs:

Students pursuing medical or nursing degrees may enroll in military science and may be eligible for specially funded programs in these disciplines.

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