Benefits of Joining the UNK Army ROTC Program
During the Basic Course, freshman and sophomore years, an understanding of teamwork and leadership techniques is developed. This foundation of leadership is enhanced in practice application in rappelling, marksmanship, personal defense activities, land navigation and map reading, survival swimming, military weapons, drill and ceremony, leadership reaction exercises, and simulated small unit tactical exercises in field situations. In the Advance Course, junior and senior students plan, organize, and conduct the basic course leadership training program, field exercises, and enrichment activities. Leadership and managerial skills are further developed through these actives. See our yearly progression for information about specific classes..
Military Science (Army ROTC) is not an academic major. Students earn commissions at the same time they earn an academic degree in any major of their choice. Students successfully complete the Army ROTC Program at UNK will be awarded a minor in Military Science. Credits earned through the UNK Army ROTC program may apply towards a student's bachelor degree requirements. The curriculum cuts across conventional subject boundaries and becomes interdisciplinary. It encourages reflective thinking, goal seeking and problem solving. Scholarships are available to help finance a college education. See the University of Nebraska at Kearney Undergraduate Admissions home page for information on specific majors.
Physical Training is held three days a week. Additional PT sessions are held twice a week for cadets not yet able to meet the standards of the Army Physical Fitness Test or for those who simply wish to increase their overall fitness. Physical fitness training techniques and principles for a healthy lifestyle are stressed throughout.
Four, Three, and Two Year Scholarships are available. Scholarships include tuition, a books stipend, and a monthly living stipend. Contracted cadets (Juniors and Seniors) also receive the monthly stipend even if they are non-scholarship.
In addition to leadership and teamwork, cadets learn land navigation, how to set up a tent, weapons training, how to help someone who is injured, survival swimming, rappelling, and lots of other fun things.
Adventure & Travel
Cadets have the opportunity to attend specialty schools like Airborne, Air Assault, Mountain Warfare, and Northern Warfare schools held at various military bases around the country. Internships are another great way to gain experience. Pentagon and international internships are available.
Clubs and activities by and for cadets include Ranger Challenge Team and Color Guard. These activities enhance social, professional, and fellowship opportunities. A number of intermural sports, student clubs, and organizations are also available. University athletes are encouraged to apply; ROTC will work around the practice and game schedules for University sports.
ROTC Learning Community
One of the unique features of the UNK Army ROTC Program verses other programs is our Learning Community.
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