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ROTC and Nursing

Military Science at USD is leadership training that will set you apart in any job you choose after college. 

Students enrolled in a nursing curriculum can participate in ROTC sponsored by USD. Full tuition four-year scholarships are available to students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at USD.

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Students enrolled in ROTC courses can apply for guaranteed conditional acceptance to the nursing program as early as their freshman year. Students must meet the following criteria to maintain eligibility: 

  • In good standing with ROTC
  • Unconditional admission to USD (i.e. student is not on probationary status)
  • Maintain 2.7 GPA in B.S.N. prerequisite coursework
  • Completion of all prerequisite classes with a minimum grade of C in all courses prior to starting the nursing program
  • Repeated no more than one of the following science courses one time within the last five years: CHEM 106/106L; PHGY 220/220L; PHGY 230/230L; and MICRO 230/232
  • Criminal background check and drug screen completed semester prior to starting the program

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