Division of Military Education

The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) has been an integral part of the Boston University academic community since 1919 (with a brief hiatus from 1970 to 1980), when the Student’s Army Training Corps was founded. Boston University is one of only a handful of universities nationwide offering its students ROTC programs in all four services: Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

The Division of Military Education is a program that provides college-trained officers for the Armed Forces. Rich with tradition, strong with leadership, and built on high standards, it is traditionally a four-year program of instruction culminating in a commission in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps. Today’s ROTC programs train students through hands-on leadership training unlike other college programs. These programs build strong bonds of team spirit and camaraderie while they boost the individual’s self-confidence. ROTC training develops self-discipline, physical stamina, poise, and general management skills basic to success in any career.

All ROTC cadets and midshipmen at Boston University are eligible to participate in Project GO-BU. This project provides fully funded (tuition, room & board) language training on campus or abroad. Project GO-BU is sponsored by the Defense Language National Security Education Office (DLNSEO)?and is offered at only 25 colleges and universities nationwide. Studies include Department of Defense-identified critical languages such as Chinese, Turkish, Arabic, and Russian.