Army ROTC (Military Science)
Students involved in this program may complete a minor in Military Science. Course descriptions and requirements are listed in the Huntingdon College Catalog. Courses are taught at Auburn-Montgomery.
The purpose of the Army ROTC curriculum is to develop well-educated junior officers for the Active Army, as well as for the Army National Guard and Army Reserve. The curriculum is divided into two course levels: a General Military Course (Basic Course), open to all freshmen and sophomores, and an Officer Development Course (Advanced Course) for contracted juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Successful completion of both courses and the awarding of a bachelor’s degree constitute the normal progression to earning a commission as a Second Lieutenant.
A student undecided about pursuing a commission may keep this option open by participating in the General Military Course, together with his or her chosen curriculum. Through the course, freshmen and sophomores may make an educated decision on the advantages of earning an officer’s commission, while incurring no military obligation. Successful completion of the General Military course or commensurate training is a prerequisite for enrollment in the Officer Development Course.
The Army ROTC curriculum prepares students to become effective leaders and managers in a variety of challenging commissioned officer specialties, thus facilitating early middle management career development and progression. The student will not always be restricted to the classroom. Students could find themselves rafting down a river, determining their location on a land navigation course, firing an M16A2 rifle on a military range, or dancing the night away at a military ball. The student will not only execute, but also will perform, the staff work in planning these various functions.
Each year the Army offers a variety of scholarship programs to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding academic scholarship and leadership potential. Scholarships cover tuition, laboratory and incidental fees, and provide an allowance for books. Scholarship cadets also receive a nontaxable allowance each month. Although a student takes the ROTC courses at Auburn Montgomery, that student is a full-time student at Huntingdon, and any financial assistance provided by the military services is based on tuition and fees at Huntingdon.
For additional information and detailed program requirements, students should contact:
MAJ Joel Jackson
AUM Army ROTC
Taylor Center, Room 312
P.O. Box 244023
Montgomery, AL 36124-4023
or email ArmyROTC@aum.edu