ROTC cadets on the Lone Mountain entrance stairs
ARMY ROTC

The Program

The program has been designed to meet the country's requirement for officer-leaders in the Army (Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve). It is, therefore, multifaceted with distinctive sub-elements to meet individual needs and requirements.

ROTC is traditionally a four-year program, but individuals with prior service, members of Reserve or National Guard units, participants of JROTC in high school, and summer Leader's Training Course attendees may receive advanced placement credit and complete the program in two years.

    Cadet Raposo headshot

    CDT Tavia Rapozo

    MSIV, Battalion Commander

    Being a part of ROTC has provided me with the opportunity and support to develop my leadership and drive to excel in both military and civilian life.”

    CDT Tavia Rapozo

    MSIV, Battalion Commander

    Curriculum

    Normally all students enroll in one military science course, leadership laboratory and physical training per semester. They also study Military History one semester during their participation in the program, prior to commissioning.  Physical fitness is a key learning/developmental portion of ROTC. The program focuses and thrives on helping cadets build and improve on overall health and fitness.  Cadets will balance academic excellence in their degree-related classes, as well as in their Military Science classes, field experiences and physical fitness training.

    If you are looking for a challenge or seeking to excel beyond the academic college experience, send us an email at ArmyROTC@usfca.edu or call (415) 422-2562.

    Military Science Courses

    Typical Cadet Week

    • Monday
      Degree Course Work
      Physical Training
    • Tuesday
      Degree Course Work
    • Wednesday
      Degree Course Work
      Physical Training
      Military Science Classes (Freshmen and Sophomores: MILS 101-102/201-202)
    • Thursday
      Degree Course Work
    • Friday
      Degree Course Work
      Physical Training
      Military Science Classes (Juniors and Seniors: MILS 301-302/401-402)
    • Saturday
      Field Training Weekend