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Department of 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.


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.

Army Nursing- The ROTC Edge

If nursing is your professional goal, there is no better place to begin your career than Fresno State Army ROTC. Army ROTC offers you a unique opportunity to gain practical experience while you receive financial assistance for college. Nursing majors compete for 2-year, 3-year, or 4-year scholarships.

ROTC enhances your undergraduate nursing education or graduate nursing education by providing the unique leadership and management training, along with the practical experience needed for success, either in the Army or in a civilian career. You will develop your professional skills while you learn some meaningful things about yourself and what you can accomplish. You will also develop leadership skills, self-confidence, flexibility, and adaptability while having fun.

As a Fresno State ROTC nurse cadet, you will be able to combine college electives in military science and invaluable nurse summer training experience with your nursing program. After obtaining your baccalaureate degree and meeting the prerequisites, you will receive a commission as an Army Nurse Corps (ANC) officer. Once you have identified your assignment choices, you will be ready to take on the challenges of your profession in one of the Army hospitals in the U.S., Germany, or Korea. As an officer, you'll have the opportunity to lead, advance professionally, obtain specialized training, work with the latest medical technology, and serve with other highly trained medical personnel as an important member of the health care team. Army ROTC is where it starts for the future leaders of the Army Nurse Corps. Take advantage of the ROTC edge.

Dedicated Nursing Scholarships Available

One of the unique training opportunities for nurses in Army ROTC is the Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP).

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