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 and Human Development 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 19 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.
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:
Honorable military service.
Completion of the U.S. Army Cadet Command Camp (a 4 week summer compression program).
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.