Military Science

Support Services


The Department of Military Science maintains its own library facility with books, journals and training aids particular to the curriculum.


Students who merit special recognition receive it through the military science department’s awards program.

Functional Awards

Made on merit, these awards provide the student with additional educational experience. For example, the Marshall Foundation Award provides for a student’s attendance at a three-day seminar in the Washington, D.C. area, where national security concerns are discussed by the highest-ranking members of the Army and civilian members of the Department of the Army.

Recognition Awards

The Army and many civilian organizations, such as the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Daughters of the American Revolution, provide awards to deserving students, recognizing accomplishments in academic and leadership efforts.

University Awards

IUPUI, in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Otis R. Bowen, presents a trophy every year to an outstanding ROTC student.

Social Activities

The Department of Military Science provides ample opportunity for its students and faculty to meet in a social environment as well as in the classroom. Social activities include a picnic each semester and cadet-sponsored parties. Awards and commissioning ceremonies are followed by social hours. The primary social event of the year is a formal military ball.

Intramural Program

It is the policy of the Department of Military Science to enter teams or individuals, as appropriate, in university intramurals when desired by the cadets. In essence, the department acts as a vehicle for those students wishing to participate in athletics. Additionally, the “Ranger Challenge” program tests cadets in military skills against other ROTC programs around the country.

Career Counseling

The Department of Military Science maintains a vigorous counseling program. Student progress and performance level are constantly monitored. Students are periodically counseled on their status in the program, and those in academic trouble are offered assistance. The purpose of this program is to ensure that students are commissioned in the proper career field upon successful completion of the ROTC program.