Military Science Officers stand at attention in front of Beneficence

Managed by the Department of Military Science, the ROTC program at Ball State continues to produce modern leaders with the tools to make a difference within our community and the U.S. Army.

Our program maintains the ability to accept any major of study at Ball State University and commission second lieutenants upon graduation on Active Component, National Guard, or Army Reserves. Our team provides a pathway to additional training and networking through internships, summer travel opportunities, and branch specialty awarded to each cadet upon graduation.

History and Distinction

A Military Science student receives an award

Ball State University has maintained a distinctive history linked to production of military officers dating back to 1918.

The U.S. Army ROTC assumed the mission in September 1978 with active duty and experienced cadre assigned to train cadets as future officers.

Due to Ball State University’s growth it has continued to surpass all standards becoming a host program supporting multiple academic institutions in the state of Indiana in production of quality Army officers.

The campus additionally provides its Army ROTC cadre and families multiple opportunities to advance their own academic achievements before returning to the force.


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