Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is open to men and women, freshmen through seniors, as well as graduate students.  Army ROTC may lead to a commission as an officer in the U.S. Army. Army ROTC enhances a student’s education by providing unique leadership and management training, along with practical experiences. The curriculum is designed to be challenging, educational, and flexible enough to allow students to meet scholastic and personal goals. Classes and training include leadership development, problem-solving, decision making, tactics, physical training, map reading, land navigation, rappelling, rifle marksmanship, patrolling, drill and ceremony, military history, ethics, and military law. Students may earn 18 hours of academic credit for completing four years of Army ROTC. The ROTC courses may also be applied towards open elective requirements in many of our degree programs. All uniforms, military textbooks, and equipment are issued to all ROTC Cadets at no charge.

Army Reserve Officer Training

The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program gives students an opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for commissioning as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. The program offers a two, three, and four-year option. The two-year option allows students with at least two academic years remaining in college to meet all requirements for commissioning by attending Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) or using past military experience for credit. Graduate students are also eligible to participate in the two year program.

Basic Military Science

The Basic Military Science courses are offered during the freshman and sophomore years. These courses cover time management, ethics, military organization, equipment, weapons, map reading, land navigation, use of compass, rank structure, threat, communications, leadership, and physical training. Each course consists of classroom instruction and a mandatory lab. Students are required to have a doctor’s statement allowing participation in college-level physical education classes. Freshman and sophomore students may enroll in Basic Military Science classes with no obligation to the Army. Graduation from Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) at Fort Knox, KY is required prior to advancing to Advanced Military Science.

Advanced Military Science

The Advanced Military Science courses are normally taken during the junior and senior years (or during your two years as a graduate student). These courses specialize in small unit tactics, preparation and conduct of military training, military justice system, staff procedures, decision making and leadership, managerial concepts, problem analysis, military writing, the ethics of the professional soldier, and physical training. The courses consist of classroom instruction and a mandatory lab. This phase requires attendance at the five-week  Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) held atFort Knox, KY during the summer following your junior year.

Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET)

A summer training program is offered for students without previous ROTC or military training who will be academic juniors. CIET is a five-week course at Fort Knox, Ky., during the summer after their sophomore year, and qualifies a student for entry into the Advanced Course, thus allowing completion of all requirements for commissioning in two years. Students attending the summer camp at Fort Knox receive approximately $800. Students receive six hours of credit for the basic military science course upon completion of CIET.


All contracted military science students receive a monthly stipend of $300-$500 per month.

Two-year, three-year, and Four-year, scholarships are available to those who qualify. The higher the student’s GPA, SAT/ACT scores, and their performance as a Cadet, the better the chance of being selected as a scholarship recipient.

In addition, entering freshmen who receive three-year advance designee and four-year Army ROTC scholarships are eligible to receive additional financial incentives from Embry-Riddle. On-Campus and Army Green to Gold Scholarship winners may also be eligible for these incentives as well.

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be under 31 years of age prior to commissioning,
  • Meet required medical and physical standards,
  • Have a minimum cumulative academic GPA of 3.0,
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1030 or an ACT composite score of 22+.

Scholarship Benefits Include:

  • Full tuition and fees each year,
  • A subsistence allowance of $300-$500 per month,
  • A $600 book allowance per semester.

Admission to the Basic Course:

  • Enrollment in a baccalaureate or
    master degree program,
  • Must be at least 17 years of age at time of entry,
  • U.S. citizen,
  • Must maintain full-time student status each term.

Admission to the Advanced Course:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Successful completion of the Basic Course, Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET), or its equivalent,
  • Successful completion of the Army physical examination,
  • Selection by the professor of Military Science,
  • Agreement to complete the Advanced Course requirements and serve on active duty, reserve, or National Guard duty as a commissioned officer,
  • Maintain a 2.00 overall academic GPA and a 3.00 ROTC GPA,
  • Must maintain full-time student status each term.

Army Green to Gold

If you are currently on active duty and will have two years of active duty before school starts and are accepted by Embry-Riddle as either a freshman, sophomore, or junior, you can compete for an Active Duty Green to Gold four, three, or two-year scholarship.

Scholarship Requirement

You must have a GT score of 110 or higher and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0+ on a 4.00 grading system to be eligible for the three or two-year scholarship. A GT score is not required for individuals applying for a four-year scholarship. Four-year applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.00 grading scale. All applicants must meet other eligibility requirements. An SAT score totaling 1030 or an ACT composite score of 22+ is required for three and four-year Green to Gold scholarships.

For further information contact:

Embry-Riddle Army ROTC
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
ROTC Building, Second Floor
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900
(386) 226-6470/7376
(386) 226-7615 (fax)
email: armyrotc@erau.edu

Physical Training

All non-scholarship cadets are required to attend physical training a minimum of three days per week as part of the course grade. All scholarship and Advanced Course cadets are required to attend physical training four days per week as part of the course grade. Physical training is normally conducted Monday, through Friday from 5:45 a.m. to 7 a.m.