Dec 02, 2023  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)

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The Department of Military Science offers a commission as a Second Lieutenant and provides an opportunity for men and women to study subjects of recognized military and educational value which assist them in gaining the foundations of leadership. The primary purpose of this program is to produce quality leaders to serve as commissioned officers in the United States Army, the Army National Guard, and the Army Reserves.

A commission is earned through a two or a four year Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program. The four-year program is completed at the University and consists of lower division courses in the freshman and sophomore years, followed by upper division courses in the junior and senior years. The two-year program begins with a four week paid summer camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky, between the sophomore and junior years which teaches the student all subjects covered in the lower division courses. The student then completes the upper division courses during the junior and senior years. Lower division courses are taken on a voluntary basis. There is no military obligation incurred for taking lower division courses. The upper division courses qualify the student for a commission as an officer in the United States Army. A military obligation is incurred for taking upper division courses. Admission to upper division courses must be approved by the chair of the Military Science department.

Requirements for admission to upper division courses are:

  1. Voluntary application by the student.
  2. Completion of MILS 101 , MILS 102 , MILS 103 , MILS 104 , MILS 201 , MILS 202 , MILS 203  and MILS 204 ; or completion of ROTC Leaders Training Course; or prior military service; or completion of Air Force, Navy, or Army ROTC lower division courses at other institutions; or completion of JROTC.
  3. Demonstrated potential for leadership.
  4. Successful completion of a US Army administered physical examination.
  5. A GPA of at least 2.000.
  6. Signing the ROTC Advanced Course Student Contract.
  7. Junior academic standing.

Credit for military science courses is granted by the University. The credit hours for these courses may satisfy free elective requirements. To receive a commission, students must complete a baccalaureate or masters degree. For additional information, telephone 513 745-1062.


* Each leadership laboratory is a co-requisite.

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