Mission Statement

The mission of the UMBC Army ROTC program is to develop leaders of character, commitment, and competence to lead, learn, serve and win in a complex and changing world in order to commission officers of character for the Total Army. UMBC Army ROTC is a professional organization and world-class leadership training program, fully integrated in the UMBC academic community & partnered with Johns Hopkins ROTC, produce the next generation of highly skilled leaders for our Army & greater communities.





The Department of Military Science at UMBC partners with various military programs and academic institutions to give UMBC students the access and experience needed to begin or continue their careers as service members while pursuing college degrees.

The Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (Army ROTC) provides an elective course of study that allows full-time UMBC students the opportunity to learn leadership and problem-solving skills; these students may ultimately earn a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard while pursuing a regular college degree. UMBC students can enroll in many of the courses offered without making a commitment to serve in the Army. Competitive ROTC scholarships, internship, and other specialized opportunities are available. UMBC’s Army ROTC leadership program serves to support the next generation of Army leaders and broader communities while its cadets embody the values and successes of UMBC.

Discover how you can BE ALL YOU CAN BE through UMBC Army ROTC program!

Advising and Registration for UMBC Army ROTC must be done through UMBC. See link below.

For further information about UMBC partner programs and the Blue Jay Battalion visit links below.

For further information about UMBC partner programs contact:

UMBC & JHU Army Science ROTC

UMBC Registrar Information