Department of Military Science

Department of Military Science

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The Department of Military Science and United States Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program here on the campus of Elizabeth City State University prepares students to serve as officers and to have careers of service and success in the United States Army, Army Reserves and Army National Guard. Officers are the leaders of the Army during every aspect of a mission and are trained to make decisions quickly focusing on mission success. Officers lead from the front and adjust to environments that are always changing. To be an officer is to be respected as a Soldier, an inspiring leader and a servant of the nation.

Military Science

Military Science

4-Year Program: Students at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), through a Cross-Enrollment Agreement with the Mid Atlantic Christian University (MACU), have the opportunity to earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army upon completion of the military science program and baccalaureate degree requirements. The four-year program consists of the completion of eight semester courses, totaling 12 credits, and one summer encampment. Courses at the 100 and 200 level are open electives to freshmen and sophomores. These courses are offered on the campus of Elizabeth City State University. A military obligation is incurred only if the student contracts for commission during the last two years and receives pay.

2 -Year Program: The two-year program is designed to provide sophomores and juniors who have not completed the first two years of military science the opportunity to qualify for advanced ROTC and to obtain a commission. The student has at least two years of full-time academic status remaining to qualify. As a prerequisite, the student must complete a six-week summer basic camp. Students are paid while attending this camp. Military veterans generally qualify automatically for the two-year program. All Army ROTC courses are offered at Elizabeth City State University. There is also now a Three-Semester-Option available for juniors that have finished their first semester and are interested in ROTC.

Advanced Camp: The ROTC student desiring to receive a commission must successfully complete a six week summer encampment, normally between the junior and senior years. This camp allows the student to apply, in a totally military environment, those leadership and technical skills studied on campus. Students are provided uniforms, food, lodging and medical care at no cost and are paid during this period

Academic Delay: ROTC graduates may apply for a delay from entry on active duty for the purpose of obtaining an additional academic degree.

Army ROTC Scholarship

• Two, three, and four year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree.

• Additional allowances for books.

Army Scholarships

$420 per month

Central Identification Laboratory Internship Program (CILIP)

Chaplainry Internship Program (CHIP)

National Ground Intelligence Center Internship Program (NGICIP)

Health Facility Planning Activity Internship Program (HFPAIP)

Research Internship Program (RIP)

Judge Advocate General Internship Program (JAGIP)

Public Affairs Officer Internship Program (PAOIP)

Forensic Internship Program (FIP)

Army Medical Department Internship Program (AMEDDIP)


Military Science

Additional Fees not Included in Tuition


Proctoring Fees


Internship Required? Yes or No, if so what semester and are there any fees associated

CST @ Ft. Knox, KY
Summer before Senior year

Laboratory fees associated with the course(s)? Yes or No


Are Online Subscription's required for course(s)? Yes or No


Membership fees associated with academic program? Yes or No


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Department Chair

LTC Robert Freeman
Lieutenant Colonel and Professor, Military Science
345  Gilchrist Complex
Campus Box 979
Phone: 252-335-3459
Fax: 252-335-3538