The U.S. Army and Ripon College offer Army ROTC courses that can lead to a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. Excellent opportunities, benefits and a variety of careers in the military service are available as a commissioned officer. Students also may apply for graduate study and professional studies such as law, medicine or dentistry prior to commissioning. Qualified cadets in the military science program may compete for ROTC scholarships which, in addition to a subsistence allowance, cover the full cost of tuition, books and fees. Consult the Department of Military Science for further information.
ROTC provides continuous development of leadership, time management and decision-making skills along with programs to refine abilities in public speaking, management, evaluation criteria, and behavior and ethics. You’ll need all of these skills to be successful, whether you are a student, involved in civic affairs, or serve as a commissioned officer. Army ROTC provides the fundamentals to deal with the problems in any work environment.
Military Leadership Minor
Ripon College offers a military leadership minor, available to all students enrolled at Ripon. It consists of military science classes, history, politics and government, foreign languages and culture courses, and other requirements pertinent to military affairs.