The Department of Military Science (Army ROTC) offers students an opportunity to pursue a 2, 3, or 4-year program of instruction that will lead to an officer's commission in the US Army upon graduation. Students may do this in conjunction with earning any bachelor's degree. The Army ROTC curriculum provides all leadership and military skills training necessary to meet commissioning requirements. This program requires a total of 18 credit hours in courses intended to develop future leaders for America's Army.

The basic objective of Army ROTC is to train and commission the future leaders of the US Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard. All graduates of our program go on to serve in either the active or reserve components in one of many career branches.

  • Combat Arms branches: Infantry, Armor, Field Artillery, Air Defense Artillery, & Aviation
  • Combat Support branches: Corps of Engineers, Military Police, Military Intelligence, Signal Corps, & Chemical Corps
  • Combat Service Support: Adjutant General, Transportation, Finance, Quartermaster, & Ordnance
  • Opportunities also exist to serve in one of many specialty branches such as the Medical Service Corps, Army Nurse Corps, Special Forces, and the Judge Advocate General Corps
  • Opportunities to minister to our soldiers and their families also exist within the US Army Chaplains Corps

You might be thinking - why do Army ROTC?

Please take a look at for a great overview of each of the 15 career branches noted above. Each branch has its own site breaking down its different jobs and opportunities available to you. You can also get some insight on the excellent pay and benefits available to an Army officer at Also keep in mind that you can pursue either an active duty or reserve duty commission as a Second Lieutenant.

Air Force ROTC

Welcome to Air Force ROTC Detachment 820: Home of the Skyraiders.

The Department of Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC) requires cadets to participate a minimum of three years; however, most cadet participate for four years. Our mission is develop the finest Air Force Leaders and Citizens of Character to Serve the Nation. You will be introduced to all the exciting and rewarding career opportunities in today's most innovative and technologically advanced Air Force, while finishing college with the degree of your choice. Our cadre will ensure you grow as an individual, both mentally and physically, while acquiring strong leadership skills that will benefit you as an Air Force officer.

You will have the chance to become one of today's premier Officers in an exciting career field, such as: Intelligence, Pilot, Combat Systems, Air Battle Management, Engineering, Nursing, or Foreign Language Area Specialist. For more career opportunities click here.

Prospective Cadets attending Lubbock Christian University (LCU) can now enroll at LCU. All classroom course will be held on the Texas Tech University campus.

All cadets are required to attend Leadership Lab (LLAB) a two-hour course that works in conjunction with your regular Air Force academic class. LLAB provides you with the "hands-on" practice in leadership that you previously learned in the classroom. Your experiences in Leadership Lab will prepare you for your career as a commissioned officer.

Just as you take a chemistry lab as part of your chemistry class, so will you take Leadership Lab in the AFROTC program. LLAB is built into your academic schedule and currently meets every Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

All cadets are also, required to participate in Physical Training (PT) as part of LLAB. The PT schedule is subject to change each semester based on the needs of the Cadet Wing. PT attendance is currently scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 6:10 a.m. to 7:10 a.m. Cadets must attend 80% of the PT sessions offered in order to meet their AFROTC requirement. PT is also another great opportunity for POC cadets (Juniors and Seniors) to learn to lead.

AS100 (1 credit hr per semester) The Foundations of the U.S. Air Force
AS200 (1 credit hr per semester) Evolution of Air & Space Power
AS300 (3 credit hrs per semester) Air Force Leadership Studies
AS400 (3 credit hrs per semester) National Security Affairs/Prep for Active Duty

Please see your LCU course catalog for class times and dates.

If you have any questions regarding AFROTC or the Air Force in general, please contact us at (806) 742-2143 or send us an email, or visit our website at