Career and Leadership Preparation
Olivet’s four-year military science/Army ROTC program is an additional component to the requirements for earning a bachelor’s degree from Olivet. Cadets choose to pursue a variety of degree programs: criminal justice, nursing, engineering and others. Upon graduation, cadets are commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army, and receive a bachelor’s degree in his/her major area of study.
The program starts with the Basic Course for all students. Then, they have up to two years – with no obligation for future Army service – to decide if this is how God is calling them to serve. When students continue with the Advanced Course, they agree to serve their country for a total of eight years after graduation. This service may be as an officer on full-time duty or part-time in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve while they pursue a civilian career.