Army ROTC (Military Science)
The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) Bull City Battalion program functions as a joint program of Duke University and North Carolina Central University to give students leadership experience and confidence through training to be successful in a competitive environment. The program is composed of two-year Basic Courses and a two-year Advance Course study (junior and senior level or graduate student level), including a four-week leadership camp usually completed during the summer prior to the year.
Classes are open to all students within the university as leadership development electives without any military service obligation unless the student is a 3–4-year scholarship Cadet or has other specific scholarships. Non-contracted students may choose to be “participating students” for one year (MSC 0011 or 0012 only) attending lecture classes but can obtain authorization to attend leadership laboratory and physical training. All “enrolled students/Cadets” are required to attend the lecture class, leadership laboratory and physical training.
Requirements consist of a lecture class and leadership lab each semester in addition to Advanced Camp (also known as the Cadet Summer Training Course): a 30-day evaluation and training event at Fort Knox, K.Y., completed during the summer prior to senior year. Entering the Advance Course will require a commitment to serve as an Officer in the U.S. Army after you graduate.
To be eligible for participation in the Advanced Course, students must successfully complete the Basic Course (unless direct entry is approved by the department chair), be physically qualified, be of good moral character, be a U.S. citizen, have a minimum of two full academic years of undergraduate or graduate coursework remaining to complete a degree and sign a contract to accept a commission in the United States Army, the Army National Guard or the Army Reserve as directed by the Secretary of the Army. Direct entry into the Advanced Course may be allowed if he/she has prior military training or experience or if the student completes a four-week ROTC Basic Camp.
Non-contracted students identified as “participating students” may attend (this is not mandatory) if he/she has a Safe-To-Train (STT) document with a licensed medical provider signature and contact number on file at the AROTC office. The leadership lab is mandatory each semester for contracted Cadets (both scholarship and non-scholarship) and for any students who intend to contract or apply for a scholarship. The lab provides Cadets with a unique and dynamic hands-on leadership experience in addition to an opportunity to put team building, military skills and tactics into practice.
These sessions are for one hour three days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.). The intensity, time and type of exercise vary. Non-contracted students identified as “participating students” may attend if he/she has a Safe-To-Train (STT) document with the signature and contact number of a licensed medical provider on file at the AROTC office. All ROTC contracted cadets (both scholarship and non-scholarship) and any students who intend to contract or apply for a scholarship must complete the Army Physical Fitness Test to standards. Failure to reach the Army standard may require increased physical fitness training (commonly known as "incentive or remedial PT") on rest days.
Military Science, Minor
Students may choose to minor in military studies by completing a minimum of twenty-one semester hours in Military Science classes and one of the following classes: HIST 2210, HIST 2220, or HIST 3210. Students must maintain status as an enrolled Cadet in the NCCU Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) to be eligible to minor in Military Science.
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