College major/chances at these branches

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  1. ilanag3

    ilanag3 Member

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    Hi everyone. I'm currently a senior committed to a small private liberal arts college with an army ROTC program on campus. I'm not really sure what I want to study, but as of now my top branches are : Intelligence, Medical Service Corps, Signal Corps, Adjunct General, and maybe Military Police. Here are my questions:

    1. How competitive are these for commissioning?
    2. What majors should I consider? Right now I'm looking into Political Science, Arabic, maybe Computer Science if I discover that I like it.
    3. For the Medical Service Corps, if you don't have a bio or health related major, can you still get it but have a admin type position?

    Thanks
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    1. Commissioning is independent of how you branch so question 1 actually makes no sense. If you mean how competitive it is to attain one of these branches? I have no idea, but it will undoubtedly change from year to year depending on the needs of the Army.
    2. You should consider majors that you are interested in and feel you will do well at. Your major has little or nothing to do with how you branch.
    I'll leave #3 up to others
     
  3. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    The branching process is changing for Army ROTC. Over the next 4 years you are going to do some self assessment and your cadre are going to access you and that information is going to help the Army decide what branch fits best. I don't know how you came up with that list of branches or what makes you think those are what you want to do. I can't imagine you even know what being a Lieutenant in those branches entails, so I recommend not coming in with any kind of preconceived list. You have plenty of time to decide. Find the major you are going to be successful in.
    Medical service corps does not require a bio or pre med degree. We had an aero engineer go MSC a couple years ago, but she did that so she could back door her way into a pilot slot. She still had to make it through MSC officer basic first and she did fine.
     
  4. nofodad

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    This. You're overthinking it and that can do you great harm. Many things will change in the next four years. Enjoy this summer report in great shape get good grades and avail yourself to all the opportunities that college and AROTC provide and you'll be fine.
     

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