Your future in Army ROTC

Do you want to become a strong leader? Are you interested in a challenging and exciting career in the Army? You should get involved in the Army ROTC program at the University of North Texas.

Many careers in the Army don't require a specific academic major. Potential career fields include:

  • Aviation
  • Health care
  • Infantry
  • Military intelligence
  • Military police

What we offer

In the Department of Military Science, we provide dynamic and interactive training in leadership development that prepares you for a successful career. Two-, three- and four-year options are available.

You can remain in the program for up to two years with no obligation to serve unless you're awarded a scholarship or contract with the Army. Other opportunities include:

  • Gaining leadership and management experience
  • Developing individual and collective leadership skills
  • Attending Airborne School, Air Assault School, Northern Warfare School or Mountain Warfare School at an Army base
  • Participating in the Ranger Challenge or Cadet Honor Guard
  • Taking an active role in the development and training of first- and second-year students
  • Tax-free monthly allowance during the school year

In addition to the on-campus training activities, you can participate in training opportunities throughout the world. Cadets often train with active duty units in Japan, Germany and England as well as the United States.

What to expect

You'll broaden your Army and leadership knowledge each semester through the Basic Course, Advanced Course and Leadership Laboratory. All courses apply toward your UNT degree.

The Basic Course focuses on military life as well as the Army's mission and structure. You'll also examine military history, leadership development, health and fitness and national defense. Leadership, ethics, professionalism and officership are the focal points of the Advanced Course. The Leadership Laboratory will allow you to participate in discussions and exercises with other ROTC members.

Once you earn your degree and meet other qualifications, you can be commissioned in the Army Reserves, Army National Guard or active duty Army.


As an incoming freshman, you may receive a four-year scholarship. Four-year scholarships are based on your SAT or ACT scores, recommendations from high school teachers, extracurricular activities, high school grades and an interview with an Army representative. You can apply for a scholarship no later than Jan. 10 of your senior year in high school.

The UNT Army ROTC Scholarship covers full tuition and fees as well as books for up to $1,200. Other scholarships are available if you decide to participate in ROTC at a later date.

Information about scholarship opportunities and deadlines is available at our website.

Qualifying for Army ROTC

You must be a U.S. citizen attending UNT full time, be in good physical condition and have good moral character.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program or the equivalent.

In your junior year, take the SAT or ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.

In your senior year, apply for admission at by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.

Transfer students

If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor or advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.

Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, 3,900 students transfer to UNT.