Military Science/ROTC

Our Mission

Our mission as student leaders at California State University Long Beach is to provide cadets the necessary skills and leadership training to become officers in the United States Army, Army Reserve or Army National Guard, to develop the future officer leadership of the U.S. Army, and to motivate young people to become better citizens.

Army ROTC is Leadership

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) is one of the best leadership courses in the country. It is an Army leadership and field training program that runs during your normal school schedule. It trains you how to lead and conduct missions as a future officer in the Army. When you graduate, you will earn your commission and gold bar of a Second Lieutenant. It is the best way to get a feel for the Army and still lead a normal college life.

Student First, Cadet Second

Bravo Company is comprised of Cadets that come from varying backgrounds but come together to train in order become future leaders of the United States Army. Bravo Company works as a cohesive team, exhibits camaraderie, and acts as a professional organization. While they are CSULB students, their qualities as a leader that they learn in ROTC are demonstrated in their everyday life activities and distinguishes them from the rest of their peers.

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) helps train students to be officers in a branch of the US military. The Department of Military Science provides professional training for students leading to a commission upon graduation in the Active Army, Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard.  Military Science instruction is focused on hands-on leadership development and the practical application of military skills needed to produce America's future leaders.

Additionally, military science courses count as electives in many degree programs. MS 101 and MS 102 are open to students who are not enrolled in the program, but have an interest in leadership, management, military history or military training.

ROTC programs offer tuition assistance to cadets by granting numerous scholarships to members who qualify. This assistance can help pay for college tuition and miscellaneous fees, textbooks or other school expenses.

Enrollment in the Army ROTC program is open to qualified full-time students.

Department of Military Science
Health Science & Design (HS&D) Rooms 108 and 114
1250 Bellflower Blvd - MS 5604
Long Beach, CA 90840-5605
(562) 985-8108

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program’s mission is to develop young men and women into quality leaders for the United States Air Force.  Air Force ROTC prepares college students to become an Air Force Officer while also earning their college degree.  Air Force ROTC also offers a variety of scholarships for students currently in college that can help relieve the financial burden of earning a college degree.

The program consists of a one hour academic course for the first and second year students, and a three hour course for the third and fourth year students.  All students must also participate in a weekly one-hour Physical Training session and a two-hour leadership laboratory that facilitates the application of leadership theory.  

Students attending California State University, Long Beach can participate in Air Force ROTC at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in west Los Angeles,  the University of Southern California (USC), the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the California State University, San Bernardino (UCUSB).

For more information, please contact

LMU at 310.338.2770,

UCLA at 310.825.1742,

USC at 213.740.2670,

or CSUSB at 909.537.7322