Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) courses are required for students in the Corps of Cadets. Students transferring into the Corps of Cadets are required to pass a course in ROTC for each semester in the Corps.
The Norwich University Corps of Cadets is organized as a self-governing group in which each cadet learns the value of discipline and the essential nature of leadership. Participation in ROTC, including military labs and physical training, is an integral part of the Corps leadership experience. Cadets must enroll in either Army, Air Force, Navy or Marine Corps ROTC to maintain membership in the Corps of Cadets. To be eligible to graduate in uniform as a member of the Corps of Cadets and qualify for a Corps diploma, a cadet must successfully complete three years, six semesters, of ROTC courses, two each, at the 100, 200, and 300 levels respectively. Cadets seeking a commission are required to complete a fourth year of ROTC and meet all other requirements established by the commissioning branch.
The ROTC programs exist to commission well-educated officers into the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps in sufficient numbers to meet the requirements of these services. The general objectives of the programs are to provide understanding of the principles of military, aerospace, and naval science; to develop comprehension of associated professional knowledge; to build attitudes of integrity, honor, and individual responsibility; and to encourage appreciation of national security requirements. These objectives support the mission of Norwich University and the Corps of Cadets and augment the training plan necessary to prepare cadets for service to the nations as soldiers and citizens.
With the exception of nursing students, enrollment in Norwich University’s ROTC program or courses requires that a student be a member of the Corps of Cadets.