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Department of Military Science and Leadership

Why Military Science and Leadership

Why Military Science and Leadership

The Military Science and Leadership Program (Army ROTC) at California State University, Fresno prepares highly qualified and talented students for careers in the U.S. Army as they pursue the major of their choice through a true focus on academics, university athletics and campus leadership opportunities. Students can receive a scholarship to cover four years of tuition, book fees and a monthly stipend in exchange for making a commitment of military service, either as an active duty, Army National Guard or an Army Reserve military officer.

Military Science courses are open as electives to all students. Every cadet that contracts into the program (regardless of scholarship status) receives a monthly stipend of $420 and works toward commissioning as a second lieutenant upon graduation and service in the active duty, Army National Guard or Army Reserve.

MSG Jose Quijas instructing cadets during lab

Cadets have the benefit of learning from other cadet and cadre members who support them throughout their time in the program and advise them on special leadership training and career opportunities after the Army. Fresno cadets are highly competitive in receiving their first choice for Army branch assignments after graduation, as well as educational delays for qualified students who wish to attend law school, medical school or another graduate program prior to fulfilling their military service commitment.

Nurse Program

 Cadet and Nurse Cody Friend.

Nurse Program If you're considering an undergraduate Nursing degree, enrolling in Army ROTC can enhance your leadership skills and critical thinking abilities while providing financial support to help make your professional goals a reality. As an Army Nurse and Officer, you will have the respect of your peers and coworkers, as well as opportunities to train and serve in a variety of specialties. Students who are interested in obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University- Fresno can also enroll in ROTC. Upon completion of the program, students are commissioned as officers in the United States Army.


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