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Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by armydaughter, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. armydaughter

    armydaughter 5-Year Member

    Apr 18, 2012
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    I usually post in SAF about my ROTC son. Now my younger son is applying to colleges. He has been accepted at Texas A&M and has expressed an interest in the Aggie Band. He plans on studying engineering. Is doing band AND corp AND engineering compatible with life?
  2. Lawman32RPD

    Lawman32RPD 5-Year Member

    Jan 29, 2011
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    It would be possible. I would suggest contacting some of the cadets in the band and asking. It will certainly be a full life, particularly in the fall. If you go to corps.tamu.edu you can find a link to contact either staff or students. Ask to contact a band member and see how many are engineering students. Also, send you a PM. Good luck.
  3. 2018mom

    2018mom Parent

    Nov 21, 2013
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    The Corps responsibilities are a little different if you are in the band versus the Corps. Meaning, your PT is drilling with the band, not doing burpees in the mud and running to the pig farms, especially in the fall. My husband was Civil Engineering in the band and it was challenging but doable. There is definitely a stronger push on academics now and less of the "good bull" of the previous years which was such a time drain. My oldest son is a senior in the Corps now and while it has been a struggle at times, the Corps has really taught him time management and I am sure the band has all the same techniques in place.
  4. aggie83

    aggie83 5-Year Member

    Oct 8, 2008
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    My nephew did it (Class of 2005), but it took him 5 years even though he was very sharp and went in with AP credits. Graduated with a BS in Nuclear Engineering and commissioned a 2 Lt. in the Air Force.

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