Advising Guide

Advising Guide


Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC)

Military Science is designed to enhance a student's education by providing unique leadership and management experience while preparing individuals, who by their education, inherent qualities, aptitude and interest, indicate a desire to receive a commission in the active Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard. Students incur absolutely no obligation for future program involvement or military duty by enrolling in ROTC and taking the introductory courses during their freshman year and sophomore year. ROTC offers students several options to complete the program ranging from two years to the full four years. In order to enter the Advanced Course (junior and senior years of the program), the student must satisfactorily complete the Basic Course, the summer Leader Training Course, or receive constructive credit for prior military service/training.


First-Year students: There is no obligation for students who enroll in ROTC and take the first year course. First-year students begin the program by selecting MILS 101 or MILS 102, Introduction to Military Science. A student may enter the program at any time prior to the end of the sophomore year. Given the various points at which entry into the program is possible, perhaps the best way to start is with a call (717-871-5900) or a visit to the department, located at 215 North George Street to obtain details about the program. No appointment is necessary. 

Transfer students: Non-academic credit received for ROTC involvement at other institutions is transferable. The type of advice given to transfer students is dependent on their class status (freshman, sophomore, etc.) at the time of their transfer to Millersville. For this reason, transfer students interested in ROTC are advised to visit the Military Science department for program information. 

Course requirements/description

In addition to the Military Science courses described above, advance course students must also take one course in American military history.

Credit for prior military training

At the discretion of the Professor of Military Science, students who have had prior military training through active service, high school JROTC, college ROTC, or service academy attendance, may receive up to two years of ROTC credit.