Mar 01, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Military Science

A four-year ROTC program includes instruction for freshman and sophomore students as well as advanced students. As stated in the introduction of the College of Education Handbook, a minor in Military Science is offered, giving the student academic credit for the leadership, critical thinking and military skills training received. At least 22 credit hours are required to receive credit for a minor.

The Advanced Military Science Program (19 semester hours)

The Advanced Military Science Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi allows qualified students to earn commissions as Second Lieutenants in the active Army, the Army Reserve, or the National Guard. Nursing students can qualify for commissions in officer grades as high as captain, depending on graduate work and professional nursing experience.

Entry into the program is restricted to students who have demonstrated scholastic ability, excellent character, and leadership potential. Qualification is based on successful accomplishment of any one of the following:

  1. Honorable military service.
  2. Completion of the Leadership Training Camp (a 4 week summer compression program).
  3. Three or more years of JROTC in any branch with the appropriate recommendations.
  4. Completion of the first two years of the ROTC four-year program at another institution.

The two-year curriculum is centered on developing leadership and management skills. Training exercises aimed at increasing the students’ confidence are practiced throughout the program.

Graduates of this program are appointed in entry management positions in the Army depending upon their preferences, academic majors, and demonstrated leadership.