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Train for your military career while you earn your degree at Ohio Dominican.
ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) is one of the best leadership courses in the country. Combined with an outstanding academic experience at Ohio Dominican, you'll be prepared for any career.

Program highlights:
  • ODU offers both Air Force and Army ROTC programs
  • Take classes at Ohio Dominican and at our partner schools, Capital University (Army ROTC) and OSU (Air Force ROTC) 
  • Combination of classroom instruction and experiential training 
  • Cadets can compete for two, three and four year scholarships
  • ODU supports every cadet with $500 stipend per semester
  • No military obligation for students in the first two years of the program 
  • ROTC graduates of ODU are commissioned as officers
  • Program led by a retired Army Major General who won his commission through ROTC
  • About ODU's ROTC Program
    ROTC provides individuals with the tools, training, and experiences they need to become Officers in the U.S. military.

    Ohio Dominican University partners with Capital University for Army ROTC and The Ohio State University for Air Force ROTC.

    The ROTC programs are a combination of classroom instruction and experimental training and cadets enrolled in the program incur no military obligation in the first two years of enrollment.

    Cadets can compete for two, three and four year scholarships, and ODU supports every cadet with a $500 per semester stipend.

    ROTC offers the best leadership training available in higher education.

    The leader of the program at ODU, a retired Army Major General, won his commission through ROTC and now serves as a mentor to ODU's cadets.

    Learn more:
  • Air Force ROTC

    Qualified students interested in obtaining a commission in the United States Air Force may enroll in Air Force ROTC classes through an agreement between Ohio Dominican, The Ohio State University and the United States Air Force.

    There is no military obligation for students in the first two years of the program.

    In addition to courses take at Ohio Dominican, ROTC students take their military courses at The Ohio State University. These courses can be applied to their degree. 

    Classes at OSU

    ROTC students learn through a combination of classroom instruction and experiential training and education. During the first two years, the General Military Course consist of one hour of classroom work, two hours of leadership laboratory and three hours physical conditioning each week. Classroom topics include leadership, communication skills and national defense policy.

    Air Force ROTC Scholarships

    Students may apply for Air Force ROTC scholarships. Contact the department for scholarship applications, a summary of the qualifications and the application deadlines.

    How to Apply Credits

    See Cross-Registration (Higher Ed Council of Columbus) for information about how to apply ROTC credits to ODU and the credit limitations.  

    Contact

    For additional information on ROTC course offerings, program requirements and scholarship opportunities, contact:

    Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
    Ohio State University
    (614) 292-5441
    afrotc@osu.edu
    www.det645.com

  • Army ROTC

    Qualified students interested in obtaining a commission in the United States Army, the National Guard or the Army Reserve may enroll in the Army ROTC classes through an agreement between Ohio Dominican, Capital University and the United States Army.

    There is no military obligation for students during the first two years of the program.

    In addition to courses taken at Ohio Dominican, ROTC students take their Military Science courses at Capital University. Some of these courses can be applied to a degree

    Classes at Capital University

    ROTC students learn through a combination of classroom instruction and experiential training and education. In the classroom, students learn of the history, traditions and values necessary to be a successful leader in the United States Army and in other professions.

    Basic soldier skills such as first aid, survival and land navigation are also taught. Students practice their leadership skills during a weekly leadership lab.

    Nursing Education

    Capital University Army ROTC and the University Nursing Program are recognized as Partners in Nursing Education. Army ROTC nursing students combine college electives in military science and invaluable nurse summer training experiences with their standard nursing program requirements. This helps develop professional skill sets required to serve an active duty nurse or a Reserve Officer working in a civilian hospital upon graduation.

    Army ROTC Scholarships

    Students may apply for Army ROTC scholarships. The United States Army typically funds a variety of two-, three- and four-year scholarships for highly qualified applicants. Contact the department for scholarship applications, a summary of the qualifications and the application deadlines.

    How to Apply Credits

    See Cross-Registration (Higher Ed Council of Columbus) for information about how to apply ROTC credits to ODU and the credit limitations.  

    Contact

    For additional information on ROTC course offerings, program requirements and scholarship opportunities, contact:

    Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
    Capital University
    (614) 236-7114 or (614) 236-6808
    joinrotc@capital.edu
    website

Student Story

William Dinsmore '10, Communication Studies, joined the Army Reserves in 2005 and was stationed in Ramadi, Iraq.

He credits the ROTC program at ODU for helping him achieve his college degree.

Read His Story