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This program prepares individuals to undertake advanced and specialized leadership and technical responsibilities for the armed services and related national security organizations. This major includes a description of the Military Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC), although ROTC programs alone are not designated college majors. ROTC programs are offered in conjunction with a major in a non-military subject, such as engineering or political science. A very small number of schools, primarily U.S. military academies, offer a degree in military technology.
- Training in this program prepares individuals for service in the military, and for management-level positions in various areas of the government, in business, industry, and education, such as military officer, FBI agent, private investigator, and others.
- Graduates from a military academy usually receive a commission and serve a period of time in the military. ROTC programs are offered by career-technical schools, four-year colleges and universities, and graduate schools. ROTC is not a major, but an elective program that you can choose to take for one to four years. The programs are located on college campuses, and may provide college scholarships for students who are willing to make an eight-year commitment to military service after graduation. ROTC members usually receive a commission upon graduation from college.