Converse students may cross-enroll in the Southern Guards Battalion, Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) hosted at Wofford College. Students in Army ROTC take courses in Military Science. Military Science offers a basic program and an advanced program. Satisfactory completion of six semester hours in the basic program, or completion of a one-month Leaders Training Course qualifies the student for the advanced program.
Successful completion of the advanced program, including the Leadership Development Assessment Course in the summer between the junior and senior years, a military history course, and of the bachelor’s degree, qualifies the graduate for a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army in either the Army Reserve, the Army National Guard or the Active component.
Advanced program Cadets and contracted basic program Cadets are required to participate in a weekly military science laboratory where leadership, critical thinking and team building training occurs. Cadets also meet three to five times weekly for physical training enhances their endurance, strength and flexibility.
There is no military obligation associated with any of the basic program courses. Converse students may compete for two- and three-year full scholarships. Army scholarships 100% pay all tuition and fees for full time students during the Fall and Spring semesters. Additionally, the scholarship provides $1200 per year for books and a monthly stipend up to $500 per month.