Department of Military Science
ARMY ROTC - FORGED GOLD BATTALION
Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) is one of the best leadership courses in the country and can be a part of a student’s college curriculum at University of California, Davis (UCD). Learning to become a leader will make your college experience even richer and prepare you with invaluable leadership skills to help you succeed in college, the U.S. Army, and throughout life.
Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition. Because Army ROTC is an elective, you can participate your freshman and sophomore years without any obligation to join the Army. You will have a college experience unlike that of your peers on campus. It gives you the tools, training, and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Your leadership skills, intelligence, personal courage, physical ability, and determination will be put to the test, but when you graduate you will be commissioned as an Officer in the United States Army with the confidence and ability to lead soldiers.
Army ROTC students who receive an Army ROTC scholarship or enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course must agree to complete a period of service with the Army.
- You can serve full time in the Army for three years (four years for scholarship winners)
- Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career
It's an experience that you can't get anywhere else, and your leadership skills will be challenged every day. Contact your campus Military Science Department for more specific details on your Army ROTC service commitment.
Enrolling in the Army ROTC Basic Course does NOT involve a commitment of service to the Army unless you have received an Army ROTC Scholarship.