How do I take classes?
It’s easy! Army ROTC courses
are listed in the University of Colorado
- Boulder Course Catalog under Military
Science (MILR). If you are attending one
of our partnership or affiliate schools
you must refer to their course catalog.
Then just register for the classes you
want when you select your other courses
for a semester. There is no military
obligation to take the MILR 1000 and MILR
2000 level courses. However, the
MILR 3000 and MILR 4000 level classes are
for eligible students only and incur an
obligation to the military.
Do I have an obligation to the military?
If you take only the first two years of
the ROTC program (Basic Course), there
is no military obligation, unless you are
a 3 or 4 year scholarship cadet. In
order to progress to the last two years
of the program (Advanced Course), you must
contract with the United States Army.
What if I’m a college senior
going on to graduate school or a graduate
Students in this category must be able
to complete the Advanced Course. This requires
4 consecutive semesters in full-time student
status and participating in the two-year
program. If a student has no prior military
training, then they are required to attend
the Leadership Training Course (LTC) the
summer prior to their first fall semester.
How much money can I make?
Second Lieutenants on Active duty earn
approximately $38,000 per year, including
housing allowance and other compensation.
Soldiers earn 30 days annual paid vacation
while on Active duty and have full medical/dental
coverage. Part-time opportunities exist
in the US Army Reserve and Army National
Guard, where officers are paid for one
weekend of drill per month and two weeks
of Annual Training.
What kinds of jobs are available?
Full and part-time opportunities exist
in sixteen basic and specialized career
fields, such as: Engineering, Aviation,
Nursing, Military Police, Logistics, and
What skills will I learn?
Participants in the ROTC program develop
critical skills in management, leadership,
and analytical decision-making that are
valuable to any civilian or military career.
Students gain confidence, self-discipline,
and technical experience. New lieutenants
will enter the workforce as a leader and
supervise as many as 45 people, while being
accountable for hundreds of thousands of
dollars worth of assets. Civilian
employers want your leadership experience
and technical knowledge. If you decide
to leave the military, many opportunities
Who do I talk to?
Come and visit the program. Talk to cadets
and cadre (staff) to see if the program
is right for you. Come and talk to
the Enrollment Officer who will help you
learn how ROTC can help you meet your goals.