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Our 200 cadets are pursuing their college degrees in over 60 different majors across seven campuses. We allow you to pursue your academic passion while becoming the leader you are meant to be.
As a Gamecock Battalion member, you will take one elective and one lab each semester in addition to physical and field training. We are located just miles from Fort Jackson, the Army's premier training base, giving you access to state-of-the-art facilities and ranges. We expect that these courses and trainings, which promote leadership, decision making, cultural awareness and communication, will inform and enhance your other studies at Carolina.
Skills for life
The Gamecock Battalion prepares you for your future in any path you choose ― an Army commission or a civilian career.
We're up early every day for exercise. We show up on time. As a Gamecock Battalion member, you'll learn how to master the clock and focus on the task at hand.
We work together to build strength, stamina and speed, often exercising along with the university's athletes. Athletic trainers are on hand to help you stay in top shape.
ROTC includes numerous opportunities to grow as a leader on a training course and within our program.
We're more than a military training group. Yes, we go on 12-mile ruck marches in the rain. We dive. We fly. But Army ROTC is also where you'll meet best friends who push you to become your best self.
You form a bond that is different from any other type of bond at the university.
― 2nd Lt. Dajuan McDonald, Class of 2020
Gamecock Battalion cadets can apply for the Army ROTC scholarship. Those who do not receive the scholarship may be eligible for a $420 monthly stipend from the UofSC Army ROTC College Program.