The Military Science Program is open to both male and female
students. Freshman and sophomores incur NO OBLIGATION to the U.S. Army by enrolling in
the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program Basic Course. Additionally,
military science courses are free of charge to all full-time students (minimum of 12 credits,
excluding military science courses) and earn academic credits which may apply towards graduation
requirements. Those who desire to earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United
States Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard must sign a contract to enter the junior
and senior year of the program known as the Advanced Course.
The primary purpose of the Department of Military Science is to develop the future officer leadership of the United States Army and to motivate young people to become better citizens.
Students enrolled in the ROTC Program receive instruction in the fundamentals of leadership
with emphasis on loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal
Army ROTC is one of the best leadership courses in the country. During classes, leadership
labs, physical training and field training exercises, students learn firsthand what it takes to
lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an Officer in the United States Army.
- Four-Year Program
- Two-Year Program
Liberal Studies Core
The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to
its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared
experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.