ROTC and Flagship

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students, like the other Flagship students, are learning Russian but specifically with an eye towards military careers in which Superior level of language proficiency is critical to U.S. national security.

Undergraduate students at PSU who participate in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) can add participation in the Russian Language Flagship program to their undergraduate studies in any major.  The U.S. Department of Defense recognizes the importance of building a future officer corps that has deep understanding of a critical language and its culture, and the National Security Education Program (NSEP) has launched a number of initiatives such as The Language Flagship and Project GO to develop strategic linguistic and cultural skills of future U.S. military officers. 

Flagship ROTC students at PSU participate in one of several different officer training pathways while studying to achieve professional-level language proficiency in Russian.  Flagship ROTC students receive individualized student advising to ensure that they are meeting their requirements for their participation in ROTC and are on target in both their academic major and language studies. ROTC students participating successfully in the Language Flagship often are granted a fifth year to complete their undergraduate studies.

Flagship ROTC students are eligible for generous funding for both domestic studies and studying abroad in approved academic programs. 

FAQs
Commonly asked questions about Flagship and ROTC:

Are ROTC and the Russian Flagship Program connected?
Is there ROTC Flagship Funding?
What is the process of applying to be an Army ROTC Flagship student?
How competitive is the ROTC and Russian Flagship programs?
Do I have to be in a specific major to join PSU as a ROTC Flagship student?