Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

Enrollment in Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) provides undergraduates and selected graduate students an opportunity to combine academic study with a military officer’s professional education program.

Training, Discipline and Honor

ROTC programs are offered in a cross-town agreement with the ROTC headquarters at the University of Colorado Boulder, although courses are often also available at Colorado School of Mines and Metro State University.

ROTC cadets can attend any college or school within Regis University. Details about the Army ROTC program are offered here, however ROTC programs for other Armed Services are also offered. Contact the ROTC headquarters for details.

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Military Science (U.S. Army)—Army ROTC

The Military Science Program at Regis University is offered in conjunction with the University of Colorado Boulder. The Department of Military Science offers programs leading to an officer’s commission in the active Army, Army Reserve or National Guard in conjunction with an undergraduate or graduate degree. Military science courses are designed to supplement a regular degree program by offering practical leadership and management experience. Students attend Military Science classes at either University of Colorado Boulder, Metro State University in Denver or the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.

The four-year program consists of two phases: the basic course (first and sophomore years) and the advanced course (junior and senior years).

Basic course: The basic course offers a two- or three-credit course each semester, covering Army history and organization as well as military leadership and management. Laboratory sessions provide the opportunity to apply leadership skills while learning basic military skills. Enrollment in the basic course incurs no military obligation except for Army scholarship recipients.

Advanced AROTC: The advanced course covers leadership, tactics and unit operations, training techniques, military law, and professional ethics, and includes a leadership practicum each semester. A 35-day summer advanced camp at Fort Lewis, Washington, provides challenging leadership training, and is a prerequisite for commissioning. Advanced course students must have completed the basic course and obtain permission from the professor of military science.

The two-year program consists of the advanced course, preceded by a four-week summer ROTC basic course at Ft. Knox, KY. Veterans or students who have participated in three years of Junior ROTC or Civil Air Patrol may be eligible to enroll in the advanced course without attendance at basic camp or completion of the basic course. Inquiries on advanced placement should be directed to the Department of Military Science. Advanced course students must obtain permission from the professor of military science.

Leadership Laboratories

These 90-minute periods provide cadets with practical leadership experience and performance-oriented, hands-on instruction outside the classroom. Diagnostic evaluations of cadets in leadership roles are frequently administered. Leadership labs are compulsory for enrolled cadets.

Simultaneous Membership Program

Students in the Army Reserves or Army National Guard and entering the second year of the basic course or the advanced course may participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program. Students participating in this program will receive $450 to $500 monthly stipend plus their unit pay at the E-5 grade. Participants in the program may be eligible for Army Reserve or Army National Guard tuition assistance benefits.

Scholarship Programs

Four-year college scholarships are available to high school seniors, who should apply before Dec. 1 of their senior year. Competition for two- and three- year scholarships is open to all university students, regardless of academic major and whether or not they are currently enrolled in ROTC. These scholarships are highly competitive. Scholarship students receive full tuition and mandatory laboratory fees, a book allowance and an allowance of $300-$500 per month during the academic year. Students interested in the scholarship program should contact the enrollment officer at 303.492.3549 no later than the beginning of the spring semester to apply for the following academic year.

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