Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) helps train students to be officers in a branch of the US military. The Department of Military Science provides professional training for students leading to a commission upon graduation in the Active Army, Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard. Military Science instruction is focused on hands-on leadership development and the practical application of military skills needed to produce America's future leaders.
Additionally, military science courses count as electives in many degree programs. MS 101 and MS 102 are open to students who are not enrolled in the program, but have an interest in leadership, management, military history or military training.
ROTC programs offer tuition assistance to cadets by granting numerous scholarships to members who qualify. This assistance can help pay for college tuition and miscellaneous fees, textbooks or other school expenses.
Enrollment in the Army ROTC program is open to qualified full-time students.
Department of Military Science
Health Science & Design (HS&D) Rooms 108 and 114
1250 Bellflower Blvd - MS 5604
Long Beach, CA 90840-5605
U.S. Air Force ROTC
Through arrangements with Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in west Los Angeles, the University of Southern California (USC), the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), students may participate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program. Aerospace Studies classes and Leadership Laboratories are conducted at various times during the week on the main campuses of LMU, USC and UCSB.
AFROTC offers a variety of two, three, and four year scholarships, many of which pay the full cost of tuition, books, and fees. Successful completion of as little as four semesters of AFROTC academic classes and leadership laboratories can lead to a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
Classes consist of one hour of academics and two hours of laboratory for freshman and sophomores; three hours of academics and two hours of laboratory for juniors and seniors. AFROTC cadets under scholarship and all juniors and seniors receive a monthly tax-free stipend and a textbook allowance. No military commitment is incurred until entering the last two years of the program (Professional Officer Course) or accepting an AFROTC scholarship.
Department of Aerospace Studies
AFROTC Detachment 040
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, Suite 3110
Los Angeles CA 90045