Military Science/ROTC Program
The Army ROTC program exists to develop and commission officers for the United States Army. This program is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Army, Gonzaga University and Whitworth University and can be completed alongside any academic discipline. As a cadet, you'll participate in classroom instruction, leadership labs and field training exercises in order to develop key skills and knowledge. Above all, you'll have fun, build a close community and become a leader equipped to serve others.
Why participate in military science/ROTC at Whitworth?
- Get hands-on field experience at airborne, mountaineering and jungle schools; at Advanced Camp; and in the nurse summer training program.
- Experience other cultures through unique study-abroad opportunities. Students in this program go to foreign countries for the Cultural Understanding Leadership Program and train with Army units around the world.
- Connect your faith or worldview to your learning. The Army is a values-based organization, and students are able to practice their faith however they desire.
- Get to know your professors and peers. You'll spend time with professors and other ROTC students inside and outside of the classroom building a tight-knit community.
- Receive holistic mentoring. ROTC staff and faculty are committed to helping you grow academically and personally.
- Compete against other schools as part of the Ranger Challenge team. You'll train rigorously and compete in events like written land navigation, basic rifle marksmanship and night orienteering.
- Become who you're meant to be.
Our military science/ROTC grads make a difference (and get jobs)
ROTC grads are prepared to be commissioned as active-duty second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard. Graduates can serve in branches like infantry, armor, logistics, intelligence, aviation and finance.
Recent placements include: