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Military Science/ROTC Academics

In a cooperative association between Providence College and the United States Army Cadet Command, Reserve officer Training Corps (ROTC), military science is offered as part of the elective curriculum of the College.  The curriculum is divided into two parts:  the Basic Leadership Program (freshmen and sophomores) and the Advanced Leadership Program (junior and seniors).  Students may enroll in the Basic Leadership Program (100 or 200 course offerings) without any obligation to serve in the military.  There is also a potential summer internship that can meet all of the requirements of the MIL 100- and 200-level classes.  Those students who do commit, and contract into the Advanced Leadership Program (juniors and seniors)  are eligible to pursue a commission as an Army second lieutenant.

The goals of the Department of Military Science are to provide instruction and hands-on experience in leadership, management, and organization in the dynamics of the small group environment.  This empirical educational experience culminates with a 30-day summer leadership practicum at Fort Lewis, Wash. (all expenses paid). 


The military science curriculum provides the opportunity for students to experience diversified course offerings which augment the military science courses. The purpose is to ensure a well-rounded student who is fully prepared to meet the rigors and challenges of a professional leader. 

The required subjects are: 

  • Written Communications
  • American Military History
  • Computer Literacy
  • Foreign Language is strongly encouraged


Programs which provide financial and increased leadership incentives:

  • Scholarships are available as two-, three-, or four-year full tuition scholarships.  Cadets can receive a monthly stipend and money for books, fees, etc.  For more information, visit    

For a listing of course descriptions and degree requirements, please see the course catalog‚Äč.


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