Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

Freshman and Sophomore Military Science (ROTC) classes are offered through a cooperative agreement between Hawkeye and the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). Most classes and labs are held on the UNI campus, although class sections with 20 or more Hawkeye students will be held on the Hawkeye campus.

Military Science (ROTC) classes count as elective credit toward your degree and all books and class materials are provided free of charge. They provide students with the basic concepts and principles of the military arts and sciences, while emphasizing leadership, integrity, ethics, and responsibility. Instructors are experienced career Army officers who have held several leadership positions.

The Department of Military Science at UNI administers the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Program, which is usually a four-year program. There is no military commitment during the first two years, and these classes are open to the entire student body.

Completion of all Freshmen and Sophomore classes (ROTC Basic Course) helps students qualify for the ROTC Advanced Course at UNI and a career as an Army Officer. Students who contract in their junior year and complete the entire ROTC program are commissioned as Army 2nd Lieutenants upon graduation from college. They may choose to serve in either the active Army, National Guard, or Army Reserve.

Students may apply for two and three year scholarships which pay for full tuition, $450 a year for books, all mandatory fees, as well as $100 for each month of school. Scholarships are based on academic merit and scholarship winners incur a military obligation.

For additional information contact the UNI ROTC—Department of Military Science.

Contact Information


Department of Military Science
203 West Gym
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
319- 273-6178

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