Academic Catalog


Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps

Brandon A. Shah, Chair

The Department of Military Science and Leadership offers courses that develop a student's ability to organize, motivate, and lead others. Although some military science graduates choose a career with the U.S. Army, many use their Army leadership and management experiences as a springboard for successful careers as entrepreneurs, corporate officers and managers, attorneys, and governmental executives. A variety of social and professional enrichment activities as well as adventure training opportunities are also available to students. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis.

The Army ROTC program is administratively located under the Director of Military Activities and is situated, for academic matters, within the Strome College of Business.


The mission of the Department of Military Science and Leadership is to commission the future officer leadership of the U.S. Army. The Old Dominion University Army ROTC program consists of structured study in the field of military science with the primary objective of developing leaders who will serve as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army Active and Reserve components. Students develop maturity, responsibility, and dependability while earning the Gold Bar of an Army Second Lieutenant.