Army and Air Force ROTC
Students who are accepted by Southern Wesleyan University may register for the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) or Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) at Clemson University and pursue a commission as an Army and Air Force officer upon graduation. Eight semesters of enrollment in Army ROTC or AFROTC is highly recommended, but the program may be completed in as few as six semesters. Successful completion of the program requires cadets to attend ROTC or AFROTC academic classes, participate in physical training sessions twice per week, and attend a two-hour Leadership Laboratory. Additionally, cadets must successfully complete a 22-day field training program between their sophomore and junior years.
Students who complete the basic program may receive four semester credit hours of elective or physical education activity credit. Students selected for the advanced program will receive twelve semester hours of elective credit upon completion of the program.
Scholarship opportunities are available for freshman and sophomore students enrolled in ROTC or AFROTC. All students on scholarship can receive up to $18,000 for tuition and fees, a $600 per year textbook payment and a monthly stipend. Army and Air Force ROTC juniors and seniors who are not receiving a scholarship will receive a monthly stipend.
All classes are taught by Clemson University ROTC personnel. There is no tuition charged by Clemson University.
Cadets who complete ROTC or AFROTC and satisfy all physical fitness and medical requirements will be commissioned as active duty officers upon graduation. Opportunities exist for graduate study once on active duty, with temporary deferments to active duty possible in special cases.