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Military Science (Minor)

Military Science (Minor)



For more information, visit the SROTC website

General Information: The SROTC is an Army leadership-training program that has a contractually agreed upon cooperative effort with the University of Guam (UOG). The SROTC’s purpose is to commission Army Officers, the future leadership of the U.S. Army. When students finish the  Army SROTC coursework and graduate with a UOG college degree, they are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army with a job either on Active Duty, with the National Guard, or with the Reserves.

Four-year Program: The four-year program is divided into the basic (100-200 level) and advanced (300-400) courses. There is no obligation incurred by the student while taking the basic level courses unless the student chooses to contract early after meeting the minimum requirements. To become eligible for enrollment in the advanced course, a student must have junior academic standing (60 credit hours), meet the eligibility requirements stated below, and successfully complete the basic courses.

Two-year Program: A student may enter SROTC during their junior year or as a Graduate Student by having completed a basic course equivalent. Successful completion of MSL 292 or Basic Training / Initial Entry Training / Advanced Individual Training with a certificate of completion or DD Form 214 is required.

Eligibility: Any full-time student may take a lower level Military Science course at no cost to the student registering in the same manner as any other undergraduate /graduate course. However, to qualify for enrollment as an ROTC cadet in the program leading to a commission, a student must meet the following requirement:

  • U.S. citizenship is required prior to commissioning.
  • Be at least 17 years of age with consent at time of contracting and no more than 35 years of age at time of commissioning.
  • Be a full time student at UOG, GCC, or a combination of the two. Or be a full time student at the Northern Marianas College (NMC).
  • Not be convicted of a felony.
  • Be approved by the Professor of Military Science.
  • Specific questions regarding the above criteria should be directed to the Military Science department at (671) 734-3000.

Tuition: Military Science courses at UOG are tuition free. However, students must be full time in order to enroll in SROTC. All Military Science required uniform and equipment are provided on a loan basis. All Military Science course texts are also provided to students at no cost.

Financial Assistance: Two, three, and four-year Army ROTC scholarships are available on a competitive basis for qualified applicants. Recipients receive full tuition, lab fees, book expenses up to $250, and a $300 per month stipend for up to 10 months of their freshman school year; $350 the sophomore year. All contracted advance course cadets receive a monthly stipend. Juniors receive $450 a month, Seniors $500 a month, for up to 10 months per academic school year.

Professional Military Education (PME): The PME component, a requirement prior to commissioning, consists of two parts: A baccalaureate degree in an approved field and successful completion of at least one undergraduate course from each of the following designated fields: Military History (ROTC Contracted Cadets must take HI 306 offered at UOG. Any exception to this requirement that involve an alternative course must first be approved by the Professor of Military Science before the alternative course is taken); Written Communication Skills (EN 110,  EN  111,  CO  106,  CO  210);  Math Reasoning (MA 110, MA 161a, MA 161b, MA 165, MA 203); Computer Literacy (CS 200,  CS  201,  BA  130,  BA  230,  MA  151); Human Behavior (SO 332, GE 201, HI 121, HI 122, BA 110, GE 101, PS 101, AN 101, AN 212, LN 200, LN 300, PS 202, PY 101, SO  101,  SO  202). SROTC Scholarship recipients are required to complete at least one semester of foreign language within one year of  acceptance  and  use  of  said  scholarship. Any foreign language course offered at UOG, other than English, will meet this requirement.

For more information, visit the SROTC website


(Total:  29 credit hours)

Required  (29  credit  hours):  MSL101,  102, 201, 202 (or MSL292);  MSL301, 302, 392, 401,  402,  HI306.    [Any  300  or  400  level History course must first be approved by the Professor of Military Science (PMS) prior to taking the alternative course.]

Electives (8 credit hours): For  eligible students who pre-qualify for MSL101, 102, 201 and 202 (prior service credit), a total of 8 credit hours may be substituted by courses recommended by the Professor of Military Science.




Faculty Advisors

Rosita T.M. Mendiola

Office: Dorm 1, 2nd FL, Rm. 19
Tel: 734-3150 Fax: 734-2908
Email: rmendiola@guam.uog.edu


MAJ Glen M. Mesa

Office: Dorm 1, 2nd FL, Rm. 205
Tel: 734-3150 Fax: 734-2908
Email: gmesa@uguam.uog.edu

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