ROTC at Florida Tech

ROTC at Florida Tech

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About ROTC at Florida Tech

The mission of the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is to commission the future officer leadership of the United States Army. Through Army ROTC, a student can earn a commission as a second lieutenant in the active Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard. The program is open to both male and female full-time students enrolled in four-year bachelor's or two-year master’s degree programs.

Army ROTC enhances a student's education and provides unique educational opportunities by combining leadership and management theory with hands-on experience.

Students who enroll in Army ROTC at Florida Tech develop:

  • Self-discipline
  • Physical stamina
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving; and
  • Many more qualities essential to a lifetime of success

Military Science

ROTC and Military Science go hand-in-hand but have slightly different meanings. ROTC refers to the Army ROTC program while Military Science is an academic department within the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts at Florida Tech. Military Science faculty and staff oversee the ROTC program and design and deliver all academic coursework. Military Science elective courses are open to all Florida Tech students, whether or not they participate in ROTC.