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The Army ROTC program at TCU is both challenging and rewarding. There’s no commitment required to join the Army ROTC program; you can try it out during your freshman and sophomore years and gain valuable leadership skills even if you don’t continue.

TCU Army ROTC cadets major in various fields of study. When you supplement your major with military science, you’ll develop confidence and self-esteem, plus leadership and life skills to succeed in college and beyond.

Upon completion of the requirements for the bachelor’s or master’s degree and military science training requirements, students are commissioned as second lieutenants.



The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program was introduced at TCU in 1951. Since then, more than 1,000 TCU graduates have received Army commissions through the program.

During the program’s first three years, the Transportation Corps was the only branch represented on campus, graduating a total of 24 TCU officers through 1954. In the spirit of interservice cooperation, TCU formed a joint Army-Air Force ROTC Band in 1952. In 1954, TCU redesignated the Horned Frog Regiment Transportation Corps Officer Training Unit as a General Military Science Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Unit offering commissions in all branches.

In 1955 and 1956, TCU merged the Army-Air Force Corps of Cadets into one organization, but the Air Force established a separate program in 1957.

Beginning in 1973, the Army admitted women to the Corps of Cadets, commissioning the first female as a second lieutenant from TCU in 1975.

We offer a two-year basic course, a two-year advanced course, and a four-week Leadership Development and Assessment Course summer program. Non-scholarship students enrolling in only freshman- and sophomore-level classes incur no obligation to serve in the military after graduation.

Areas of Study

Expand your horizons with study abroad in more than 50 countries, service-learning trips overseas and internships around the globe.

Study Abroad

While at TCU, cadets gain practical leadership experience and develop the honorable characteristics desired in tomorrow’s leaders.


Whether you choose a career in the Army or in the corporate world, Army ROTC can help you get there.

Career Preparation