of Military Science and Leadership
151 Memorial Hall, 419-372-2476
ROTC at BGSU provides hands-on training in leadership,
team building, problem solving, ethical decision
making, and other management principles while
preparing young men and women for exciting career
opportunities in the United States Army, Army
Reserve, and National Guard. The program focuses
on aspects of leadership that will serve one
extremely well whether pursuing a career in
the military or in the business world.
Army ROTC consists of the basic course, offered
to freshmen and sophomores, and the advanced
course for select juniors, seniors, and graduate
students. The basic course is open to most full-time,
BGSU-enrolled students. Basic course students
participate in two hours of course work each
week. Uniforms and textbooks are provided. Classroom
instruction is enhanced with participation in
activities such as rappelling, rifle marksmanship,
map reading, orienteering, and small unit leadership
Admission to the advanced course is offered
on a competitive basis after completion of the
basic course. Advanced course students must
be academically aligned as juniors or have two
full years remaining for degree completion.
Students admitted to the advanced course will
receive a tax-free stipend of $450 per month
their junior year and $500 per month their senior
year during each month of the academic year.
Students can substitute prior military training
or the ROTC Leader's Training Course for the
basic course requirement in order to enter the
Army ROTC also has four-, three-, and two-year
scholarships for eligible students. Scholarships
provide tuition, fees, textbook allowance, and
a monthly stipend. BGSU also throws in free
room and board on campus for scholarship students
who maintain a 2.75 or greater cumulative GPA
Students who successfully complete Army ROTC
will earn a commission as an officer in the
Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard.
They will gain and be able to demonstrate "real-world"
leadership and management skills to future employers.