2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Military Science


  Director of Military Science; Major; Chair
B.S., 2001, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

   Assistant Professor of Military Science; Captain
B.A., 2013, Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN

  Assistant Professor of Military Science; Captain
M.B.A., 2012, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

  Scholarship Enrollment Officer
B.S., 2010, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL

The purpose of the Department of Military Science is to prepare and commission the future Officer leadership of the United States Army. Upon successful completion of all university and departmental requirements, each cadet is awarded a baccalaureate degree in a field of study as well as a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard. Cadre leadership provides leadership and management training designed to develop the traits essential to achieving a high degree of success in both the military and civilian pursuits.

The Military Science curriculum consists of 2 two-year courses of study. The Basic Course of study consists of eight semester hours taken during the freshman and sophomore years. Students who are unable to complete the Basic Course on campus may attend Basic Camp; a comprehensive 31-day summer camp between their sophomore and junior years. In consultation with the registrar, the department chair may waive all or part of the Basic Course requirements based on prior military experience or Junior ROTC experience.

Once students have satisfactorily completed the Basic Course of study, they enroll in the Advanced Course of study. Students must be U.S. citizens to contract into the Advanced Course of study. After completing the Advanced Course and Cadet Summer Training, cadets accept a commission in the regular Army, the Army reserve or Army National Guard for a period as specified by the Secretary of the Army. The Advanced Course requires four semester-length courses, plus attendance at Cadet Summer Training, a 32-day advanced training course during the summer following the junior year. Students must also satisfactorily complete an approved military history course.

Army ROTC can offer two, three, and four-year scholarships that pay full tuition and mandatory fees to qualified students. Students can apply any time between the summer of their junior year in high school to the second semester of their sophomore year in college. All scholarship students also earn $420 monthly stipend while in school, and an annual allowance of $1,200 for books and miscellaneous fees. In addition, qualified non-scholarship cadets are eligible for a tuition reduction if participating in ROTC. Students should contact the Military Science department and ONU Student Financial Services to discuss complete benefit packages.