Benedict College offers an Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program to all qualified students on a voluntary basis through a partnership agreement with the University of South Carolina. Classroom instruction for the first two years of the Army ROTC program takes place on the Benedict College campus. Third and fourth year classes take place on the campus of the University of South Carolina.

All students who are interested in ROTC are encouraged to pursue Basic Course ROTC studies for a period of two (2) years as an elective. Students of the College who successfully complete the Basic Course may apply for admission to the Advanced Course ROTC, which is pursued during the final two years of their college enrollment. Those students who elect not to enroll in the Basic Course may also apply for admission into the Advanced Course, but must successfully complete a six-week basic summer camp between their second and third years of college. Students who have successfully completed a high school ROTC program or who have reserve or active duty military service experience may apply for advanced placement in the program once they are academically aligned.

Requirements for enrollment in Basic Course ROTC:

  1. Be a citizen of the United States.
  2. Be a regularly enrolled student of the College.
  3. Be morally qualified as prescribed by the Department of the Army.
  4. Sign a loyalty oath.

Requirements for enrollment in Advanced Course ROTC:

  1. Be a citizen of the United States.
  2. Be at least 17 years of age.
  3. Successfully complete the first two years of a 4-year ROTC course; or complete a basic summer camp of at least 6 weeks duration; or receive credit in lieu of as a result of previous military service.
  4. Be eligible to qualify for appointment as Second Lieutenant prior to reaching 30 years (non-veterans) of age.
  5. Be selected by the Professor of Military Science.
  6. Agree to accept a commission if offered and serve for the period prescribed.
  7. Enlist in the Army Reserve; secure parents' or guardian's consent if under age 18.
  8. Satisfactorily comply with loyalty requirements.
  9. Meet all requirements prescribed by the Department of the Army.
  10. Be classified as a junior. (60 credit hours completed)

See College Catalogue for Courses and Programs of Study plus more information.


AIR FORCE ROTC PROGRAM

Benedict College maintains a Cross Town Agreement with the University of South Carolina Department of Aerospace Studies which allows Benedict students to qualify for a commission in the U. S. Air Force. Students take ROTC courses at U.S.C. and take all other courses at Benedict College.


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