Military Science (Army ROTC) Partnership at CWI

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Army ROTC/Military Science Mission Statement

The objective of the Senior Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program is to provide world-class leadership training to transform scholars, athletes, and leaders into commissioned officers who are prepared to lead small units upon arrival to their first unit of assignment in the United States Army, Army Reserves, and Army National Guard. Two-thirds of all US Army Officers receive their commission through the Army ROTC.

Scope Of Instruction

The Senior Army ROTC program consists of four years of Military Science and Leadership (MSCL) courses with both lower and upper division levels. The 100 and 200-level MSCL courses offered at CWI are open to all interested students and do not require a military obligation or commitment to the Army. The 300 and 400-level Military Science and Leadership courses are taught at many four-year universities including Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho, Brigham Young University – Idaho, and Northwest Nazarene University, all located within the state of Idaho. These upper division courses are open to United States citizens who choose to, and are qualified to, commit/contract into the Army ROTC and pursue a commission as an officer in the United States Army.

Students enroll in lower division Army ROTC/MSCL lecture courses by registering for them in the same manner in which they would sign up for other college courses during the registration period. There is no advance application needed for lower division Army ROTC/MSCL lecture courses. Students will need to obtain permission from their instructor(s) to enroll in the Army ROTC/MSCL labs and physical fitness classes. All lower division Army ROTC/MSCL courses taken through CWI will appear on a CWI transcript and are fully transferrable to any university with an Army ROTC program. For information regarding enrollment in upper-division Military Science and Leadership courses, students should contact their intended transfer institution.


Two, three, and four-year scholarship applications are available for students enrolled in Army ROTC courses. The Army ROTC scholarships pay full in-state or out-of-state tuition, books, and fees or a living/housing allowance. Scholarship/contracted cadets receive a tiered monthly educational stipend during the school year, allowing cadets to focus on academic performance and graduation. The scholarships can be used at CWI or any university with an Army ROTC program. For more information, contact the Army ROTC enrollment officer located at the Boise State University Department of Military Science at (208) 426-3500.


Uniforms and equipment that are necessary for Army ROTC/MSCL courses will be provided to the student at no charge. All such items of clothing and equipment are the property of the U.S. Government and are provided solely to provide military training of the student. Students are responsible for the safekeeping, care, and return of the property issued to them.

All lower-division Army ROTC/MSCL courses that are available for registration through CWI will be held at the Army ROTC/Military Science program facilities located at either the Boise State University (BSU) or Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) campus.

BSU Physical Instruction Location:
Military Science Offices
Taco Bell Arena, Next to Entrance #3
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1930

BSU Army ROTC Contact Information:
Phone: 208.426.3500
Fax: 208.343.0543

NNU Physical Instruction Location:
Military Science Offices
Emerson Administration Building, Room #12
623 S. University Blvd.
Nampa, ID 83686

NNU Army ROTC Contact Information:
Phone: 208.467.8391

CWI Primary Point of Contact Information:
Department of Integrated Studies

CWI Secondary Point of Contact Information:
Department of Integrated Studies
Phone: 208.562.3449