Military Science, Minor

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The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a program that is offered as a Military Science Minor (21 credit hours)

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About PBA's Military Science Minor

The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a program that is offered as a Military Science Minor (21 credit hours) under the Management degree in the Rinker School of Business and incorporates extensive leadership, management, problem-solving, fitness, and level-one military skills into the college student’s curriculum, regardless of the student’s selected major.

The ROTC program has proven its unparalleled value to students, long after graduation and well into their desired careers, whether civilian or military.

What You’ll Learn

The ROTC courses introduce students to skills taught at U.S. Army Basic Training; they include military customs and courtesies, organization and rank structure, leadership assessment, patrolling, weapons handling and firing, map reading, first aid, and many others. Courses consist of outdoor/indoor instruction and are, by design, 80 percent practical “hands-on” training conducted both on campus and throughout South Florida.

Juniors and seniors continue to use these hands-on techniques while the emphasis is on developing and refining leadership skills. Juniors and seniors and advanced course cadets are charged with teaching and mentoring basic course students. Closely monitored and supervised by experienced active duty military officers and senior-enlisted soldiers, these juniors and seniors plan and organize events and other training that encourages cadets to exceed personal expectations.

What is Reserve Officer Training Corps? A Student’s Guide to ROTC

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