2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]


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Army ROTC – Cornell University
101 Barton Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Email: armyrotc@cornell.edu

Program Overview

Army ROTC is available to SUNY Cortland students under a partnership arrangement with the Army ROTC Battalion at Cornell University. By enrolling in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, students at SUNY Cortland are afforded opportunities to complement their study in one of the College's academic majors with training that can lead to receiving a commission as a second lieutenant upon graduation. The curriculum emphasizes techniques of organizing, motivating and leading others and is sufficiently flexible to be incorporated easily into the overall curriculum plan of a student. Army ROTC prepares students to develop those skills necessary to be a successful leader.

Students who enroll in MLS classes can compete for fall tuition scholarships. Minimum requirements are a 2.5 grade point average, passing a physical fitness test and medical clearance.

The Army ROTC four-year program of instruction consists of a two-year basic course for freshmen and sophomores and a two-year advanced course for juniors and seniors. Students may enroll in the program at any time up to and including the second semester of the sophomore year.

Students may sign up for one military science course and its applicable practical leadership training (PLT) lab each semester. Students taking MLS classes must also participate in the applicable PLT if they are seeking Army commission. The number of hours a week spent in the classroom varies from semester to semester, as does the credit received for each course. Freshmen and sophomore classes will be taught at the SUNY Cortland campus or Cornell, depending on enrollment and instructor availability. Junior and senior courses will meet every Tuesday afternoon at Cornell University.


All students at SUNY Cortland may take MLS classes as an elective without enrolling in ROTC. Enrolling in MLS classes does not obligate you to join the Army. Those students seeking a commission in the Army by enrolling in ROTC should contact the Cornell University ROTC Office at the address above.

Example of the Army ROTC program

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