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Department of Military Science

Department of Military Science & Leadership

Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Scientists and teachers, business leaders and policy makers, and officers for the US Army. USM and its Army ROTC program prepare students to be innovators and leaders for the 21st century. We produce lieutenants for the active Army, the National Guard, and the US Army Reserves. Each component has 16 branches that cater to multiple interests, including infantry, military intelligence, aviation, engineering, armor and medical services corps. Warriors wanted, each with a breadth of perspective who:

  • Demonstrate a capacity for excellence
  • Confident they will be competent Army leaders because of the rigor of the program
  • Committed to the Army for the duration and open-minded about further service


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Our Programs

When you become part of the Army ROTC, you're not just working toward a diploma, but an even brighter future as a leader alongside other motivated Cadets.



Find Your Warrior as a Cadet in the Golden Eagle BN

Our courses develop individual leadership and group problem-solving skills, plus you get to experience the out-of-classroom labs that get you adventuring outdoors including: Rappelling, rifle marksmanship, obstacle courses, and land navigation. Contracted students can also participate in adventure training in airborne, air assault and mountain warfare training schools.



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Scholarship Opportunities & Stipends


Commission as Second Lieutenants

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The high school Four-Year Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. You can also recieve a 3-year Advanced Designee scholarship, which means that your scholarship money wouldn't kick in until your sophomore year.

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Did you know that Federal Tuition Assistance helps cover 15-18 undergraduate or graduate credit hours per academic year based on your branch of service? Approved TA course hours will be paid with your Federal Tuition Assistance and the TA Gap Funding Program from USM!

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College of Business Events


12:00 am

FestivalSouth at Multiple Venues

FestivalSouth is an annual, multi-week festival presenting a variety of musical and other arts-related entertainment that aims to transcend social, cultural, and economic lines. FestivalSouth is a multi-disciplinary arts celebration that features exceptional performing and visual artists, many of which are Southern Miss faculty, staff, students, and alums.


12:00 am

The Art of Storytelling: Opening Reception Featuring Works by Adam Trest at University Baptist Church

An artist with a passion for all things Southern, Adam Trest is the FestivalSouth featured artist. His work evokes the heart of Southern folklore and traditions. A New York Times bestselling illustrator, Trest’s work can be found in the illustrations of children’s books, hanging in the homes of his collectors worldwide, and in multiple home decor lines available nationwide. Regardless of the application, Trest’s work focuses on telling the story of life in the South. Exhibition showings
June 1 - 22
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-noon


7:30 am

Lake Thoreau Summer Camps at Lake Thoreau Environmental Center

Campers will be immersed in the beauty of nature while being introduced to the broad diversity of animals that inhabit our planet. All camps are for rising 3rd through 6th grade students. Nature Camp: Life in the Lake
• June 12 – June 14, 2024 Nature Camp: Animals Around Us
• June 19 – June 21, 2024 Camp of Dangerous Deeds and Derring-Do
• June 26 – July 28, 2024 Nature Camp: Living in the Longleaf
• July 15 – July 17, 2024 Nature Camp: Singing River Watershed
• July 22 – July 24, 2024


9:00 am

Eagle Maker Hub: 2024 Summer Camps at Student Activities Hub, Room 109

Come experience Eagle Maker Hub's summer programming featuring unique 3D printing activities. The program includes eight two-day camps from June 3-June 27. Cost ranges from $200-$500. Participants must register and bring their own lunch. Schedule: June 3 and 4 | Inventors Camp | Grades 3-8June 5 and 6 | Inventors Camp | Grades 3-8June 10 and 11 | Make and Take Your Own 3D Printer | Grades 6-12June 12 and 13 | Make and Take Your Own 3D Printer | Grades 6-12June 17 and 18 | Robotics 1 | Grades 6-12June 19 and 20 | Robotics 2 | Grades 6-12June 24 and 25 | Superhero Camp | Grades 6-12June 26 and 27 | Superhero Gadgets Camp | Grades 3-5


9:00 am

Life is a Highway, Featuring Tenor Brett Barnes at Crescent City Grill

Pack a bag, get in the car and enjoy the road trip of life through the art of song. From Boston to Baton Rouge, with stops along the way, and featuring some of the best that country, pop and Broadway has to offer, get ready to explore popular routes, roads less traveled and the many peaks and valleys that this acoustic set has in store. Hop in and buckle up for Life is a Highway!

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