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Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)

What ROTC offers students:

The Reserve Officer Training Corps was founded with the passage of the National Defense Act in 1916 and is now offered at more than 1,100 colleges across the country. Southern Nazarene University is blessed to have a partnership with our host school, the University of Central Oklahoma. In addition to providing an avenue for college students to work towards commission as an officer in the United States Army, the University of Central Oklahoma Broncho Battalion Army ROTC Program provides Cadets with character-building skills, a diverse, self-disciplined civilian education, and leadership development training. 

What students gain from being in the program:

Two-, three-, and four-year paths are available to undergraduate and graduate students at Southern Nazarene University (SNU). Through a cross-town partnership agreement, SNU students participate in military science courses for college credit thru the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO).

Students who successfully complete their degree at SNU, and all requirements of Army ROTC, receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserves.

SNU students who enroll in any of the four military science courses will receive academic credit, which will satisfy elective hours required for SNU degree completion requirements. Enrollment in the basic course classes (Freshman and Sophomore) will not incur a military service obligation. Students who enter their junior year, or receive an Army ROTC scholarship, will incur a military service obligation between six and eight years following their graduation from SNU.

Students interested in taking Military Science classes must be admitted to UCO as a non-degree seeking student. Students must pay the current tuition and fee rates required by UCO.

SNU students are encouraged to compete for a variety of Army ROTC scholarships at any time while completing their degree. Army ROTC scholarships are available for qualified students with or without prior military experience. These range from 3.5-year to 1.5-year retention scholarships.

Contracted Army ROTC scholarship recipients either receive full Tuition and Fees or Room and Board capped at $10,000 (scholarship recipient chooses), a $420.00 monthly stipend, and $600.00 per semester for books. Additional incentives are available for National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers who are eligible and participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP).

Interested SNU students apply for scholarships through the UCO Army ROTC recruiter at armyrotc@uco.edu. If interested to learn more about Army ROTC opportunities, additional information is located at the SNU Veterans Center (email veterans@snu.edu or PH 405-491-6317) or online at UCO’s Army ROTC website

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