Military Science (ROTC)
U.S. Army ROTC offers a program designed to train future junior officers for leadership with instruction that complements a baccalaureate degree. The program consists of three parts: earning an academic degree in a recognized field; college courses of particular interest and value to military service; and military science courses.
The objectives of the ROTC curriculum include providing students with an understanding of the nature and operation of the U.S. Army, developing leadership and managerial potential, and developing students' abilities to think creatively and to speak and write effectively. Essential to an officer's education are the ability to evaluate situations before making decisions; the ability to understand people and how to lead; the fundamentals of self-discipline; the standards of performance and appearance; the ability to recognize these standards in others; and, above all, a strong sense of personal integrity, honor, and responsibility.
While unified by the subject matter of leadership and management, the curriculum cuts across conventional boundaries, encouraging students to relate their learning from various disciplines and to apply it to reflective thinking, goal setting, and problem solving.
LTC Jennifer I. Bower
Program Director/ Professor of Military Science
CPT Stephanie Bunker
Program Officer/ Assistant Professor of Military Science
Mr. Robert Callender
Senior Military Science Instructor
Stonehill College Army ROTC
415 Washington St, Easton MA 02357
The program is open to full-time students of the College. The Military Science courses are required of those students enrolled in the ROTC program, but may be taken as electives by any student of the College. The program consists of the Basic Course and the Advanced Course. Students may enter the program through the first semester of their junior year. A two-year program is designed for junior year and transfer students. Entry should be requested by April 1 prior to the junior year. During the summer between their sophomore and junior years, students complete a five-week paid summer camp program that qualifies them for the Advanced Course. Advanced placement may be awarded for prior military service. Those students currently serving in any branch of the military reserves are encouraged to join.
To review Military Science (ROTC) program requirements, please visit our College Catalog (Hill Book).
The Basic Course is normally taken by firstand sophomore-year students. It introduces basic subjects such as the history of the U.S. Army, organizational structure of the Army, techniques and principles of leadership and management, and map reading.
The Advanced Course is taken by juniors and seniors. Students in the Advanced Course must sign a contract with the Army, pass a qualifying medical examination and physical fitness test, and have at least a 2.0 grade-point average. Studies concentrate on basic tactical operations, military teaching principles, and advanced techniques of leadership, management, and command.
Stonehill College grants up to 12 academic credits for Military Science courses. The credits are granted as follows: one credit each for MS 101, MS 102, MS 201, and MS 202; two credits each for MS 301, MS 302, MS 401, and MS 402. Military Science courses are graded “A” to “F,” but grades are not included in the student’s grade-point average. As an exception to Programs of Study/Courses general College policy, individual Military Science credits can be accumulated to equate to three-credit courses. Consequently, students may earn a maximum of 4 three-credit courses towards graduation in this way. *NOTE: Students are not allowed to elect part-time status during the junior or senior years as a result of the extra credits granted for the Military Science program.
Financial assistance for cadets takes various forms, including up to a $500 monthly tax-free subsistence allowance for Advanced Course cadets, and an allowance for summer camp(s).
The program provides financial assistance to highly qualified and motivated high school seniors considering military service as army officers. Scholarships are valued at the amount of full tuition per year. Additionally, scholarship winners will receive a flat rate of $600 per year for books and up to a $500 monthly tax-free subsistence allowance. Applications for two, three or four-year scholarships may be made during the high school years. The deadline for early application is July 15 prior to the senior year. The deadline for regulation application is November 15 of the senior year. Requests for application packets may be sent to: U.S. Army ROTC Scholarship, Fort Monroe, Virginia 23651. Packets are also available in the Military Science Department at Stonehill College. Contact the Stonehill ROTC office at 508-230-5014.
Advanced Designee ROTC Scholarships
Non-ROTC Scholarship Years: Advanced designees receive no special treatment for the year(s) in which they do not receive ROTC funding. Students should file a complete Financial Aid Application to receive consideration for aid available from other sources.
Three- and Two-Year Scholarships are awarded to outstanding college students who are either already enrolled or planning to enroll in the U.S. Army ROTC Program. Interested first-year and sophomore students may apply up to March 15 to the Assistant Professor of Military Science, Stonehill College. These scholarships provide the same financial assistance from the Army as the four-year award.
Basic Camp is mandatory for students without U.S. Army ROTC experience wishing to enroll in the two-year program (unless the student has sufficient prior military experience). Conducted at Fort Knox, Kentucky, this five-week training period provides instruction equivalent to that received by students in the Basic Course. Satisfactory completion is necessary for entering the Advanced Course; however, there is no obligation to enter the program after Basic Camp. Students who attend Basic Camp are paid. Advanced Camp is a five-week training period at Fort Lewis, Washington. This camp is mandatory for all cadets in the Advanced Course and is normally attended during the summer between the junior and senior years.
Foreign Language Training Opportunities
Army ROTC Cadets have the opportunity to apply for and participate in a vast array of language training opportunities, in particular Project Global Officer (Project GO) and The Army’s Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) Internship program.
The Project GO program allows cadets (contracted and non-contracted) to apply to study languages over the summer at over 20 participating colleges across the country (to include our battalion's host school, Boston University) for up to 8 credits. University fees, meal plan and dormitory rooms included! The program also has language immersion trips abroad to locations such as Shanghai, China and Rabat, Morocco as well.
The CULP Program allows contracted cadets the opportunity to attend summer training abroad for several weeks of language immersion in locations such as Costa Rica, Tanzania and Korea. Talk to your MS advisor for details.
Both the Armed Forces and the world of international commerce and business need professionals who are culturally astute and competent in a foreign language. Make the most of your training time now!