Military Science and Leadership

The Military Science and Leadership Program (Army ROTC) in the University of Richmond’s School of Arts & Sciences prepares highly talented students for careers in the U.S. Army while pursuing the major of their choice through a true focus on academics, university athletics and campus leadership opportunities.

Students may receive a full tuition scholarship for up to four years, as well as a book allowance and a school-year monthly stipend in exchange for making a commitment to military service, either as an active duty or reserve military officer. High school applicants and current undergraduate students can compete for the Cadet Command National Scholarship based on their qualities as scholars, athletes and leaders.

The one hundred and two hundred level military science courses are open as electives to all students. Every cadet that contracts into the program (regardless of scholarship status) receives a monthly stipend of $420 and works toward commissioning as a second lieutenant upon graduation and subsequent service in the Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard.

Cadets enjoy being paired with cadet and cadre members who support them throughout their time in the program and advise them on Army assignment locations and career opportunities after the Army. Highly qualified cadets are competitive in receiving their first choice for Army branch assignments after graduation, as well as educational delays for law school, medical school or other graduate programs prior to fulfilling their military service commitment.

Students who complete the program learn essential leadership and management skills that make them superior U.S. Army officers--but also make them extremely desirable to civilian employers.