Department of Military Science

Department Details
Chairperson: LTC Antonio Pittman
Contact Number: (803) 536-7233
Chairperson Email: fpeters2@scsu.edu
Degree Programs

Program Overview

South Carolina State University Army Senior ROTC educates and mentors adaptive leaders with critical thinking skills and the moral character to lead our Nation’s Army and win in a complex world. We partner with other universities to recruit, educate, develop, and inspire Senior ROTC Cadets and we team with high schools to conduct JROTC in order to develop citizens of character for a lifetime of commitment and service to the nation.

About ROTC

Army ROTC is a unique college elective. It not only teaches you the technical skills used in the Army, but also the leadership skills necessary for success. The credits received from ROTC classes are applied toward your diploma. And when you graduate, in addition to your diploma, you’ll receive a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. ROTC also awards scholarships – based solely on merit – to hundreds of students each year. Qualify, and you could get a scholarship worth up to $80,000 at some schools, including a monthly allowance.

ROTC training goes beyond the typical college classroom. You could be leading your classmates on a tactical “mission”, or taking part in outdoor adventure training designed to improve your ability to solve problems under stress.

You’ll learn skills you would expect to find in an Army officer including how to motivate co-workers, cope with the unexpected, and organize large, complex tasks. But you’ll also learn skills in demand today in the civilian and business world such as teamwork, tact, and effective communication. You’ll learn from experienced Army officers and noncommissioned officers and, in time, help pass on what you’ve learned to newer students as well.