Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Military Science: Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (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. 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.

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 Army ROTC

The advanced course covers leadership, tactics and unit operations, training techniques, military law, and professional ethics, and includes a leadership practicum each semester. A 30-day summer leader development and assessment course at Fort Lewis, Washington, provides challenging leadership training, and is a prerequisite for commissioning. To take 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 Army ROTC course. Veterans or students who are also enlisted in either the National Guard or U.S. Army Reserves may be eligible to enroll in the advanced course without attendance at basic camp or completion of the basic course. Candidates may also have the opportunity to attend a four-week summer ROTC basic course at Ft Knox, Kentucky, in order to meet basic course requirements. Inquiries on advanced placement should be directed to the Enrollment and Scholarship Officer (303.492.6495). To take 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 January 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 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 currently in the Army Reserves or Army National Guard and entering the second year of the basic course or the advanced course may participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP).  Students participating in this program will receive a $350 to $500 monthly stipend.  Participants in the SMP may be eligible for Army Reserve or Army National Guard tuition assistance benefits.

Professional Military Education

Leadership Laboratories:

Fall semester labs are held on Thursdays from 3:30-4:50 p.m. and Spring semester labs are held on three Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  These labs provide Cadets with practical leadership experience and performance-oriented, hands-on instruction outside the classroom.  Leadership labs are compulsory for enrolled Cadets.


Register for Army ROTC classes (listed below) by going to your Life Directions Center advisor for help in completing an Add/Drop form.  Students can choose to attend classes at University of Colorado at Boulder (303-492-6495), Colorado School of Mines in Golden (303-273-3380), or Metro State University (303-352-7419).  At the end of the semester, Army ROTC sends a grade to CCU’s Service Central office, which is added to the student’s transcript. Credit granted follows the course information below.

For more information about the Army ROTC program, contact an Army ROTC Enrollment/Scholarship Office (303-492-6495) or send an e-mail to, or visit

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