Hood College offers courses in military science as a part of the United States Army’s Reserve Officers Training Program (ROTC). The courses emphasize leadership training, and also acquaint students with the history, structure, function, and current status of the Army in the United States. All students may enroll in lower division courses, which count as electives. Students in the upper division courses are candidates for commissions as second lieutenants, which they receive upon graduation. The upper level courses involve a commitment to accept commissions and serve for a specified time as Army officers. The ROTC program is not a major, but all courses are electives that count as credit for graduation.