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Military Science

Department of Military Science

NNU’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program will provide world-class leadership training to transform Scholar – Athlete – Leaders at Northwest Nazarene University into commissioned officers prepared to lead a small group upon arrival at their first assignment in the United States Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard.

Military Science


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. It takes no more of your time than would most other college courses. The credits you earn from ROTC classes go toward your diploma. And when you graduate, you’ll receive a diploma and a commission as a Second Lieutenant (2LT) in the U.S.

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 communications. You’ll learn from experienced Army officers and non-commissioned officers and, in time, help pass on what you’ve learned to newer students as well.

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