About Army ROTC

About the Army ROTC at UCCS

The history of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) began in 1965 with the founding of the institution. Because of the increased possibilities for Army officers in the Colorado Springs area, UCCS applied for and was granted Host Institution status in 1981.

Program Focus

The focus of this program is to recruit, develop, and commission college-educated individuals to serve as officers in the United States Army.

Participants in the program are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the Army upon graduation with a bachelor’s degree. They will serve in either the active Army or in the Reserve component (Army Reserves or Army National Guard) after commissioning.

Academic Offerings

The program is centered on teaching the principles of leadership, attributes, and competencies of Army leaders. These principles apply to positions in the military or in civilian careers. All courses of instruction develop leadership and management skills as well as enhance the self-confidence, and initiative of each student. Military Science is taken in addition to the required courses for each student's major. ROTC is a four-year program that is divided into two phases: the basic course and the advanced course.

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