Fayetteville State University has a cross-enrollment program with Methodist College, whereby FSU students can pursue a commission in the United States Army, and Methodist University students can pursue a commission in the United States Air Force. FSU students can enroll in classes conducted by the Department of Military Science at Fayetteville State University.
The Military Science curriculum is a leadership development program that enhances students' academic endeavors and develops men and women for positions of responsibility as commissioned officers in the active Army and its reserves. The program has two components: the Basic and Advanced courses.
The Basic Course is normally taken during the freshman and sophomore years. No military commitment is incurred, and the student is permitted to withdraw at any point. Two 100-level Military Science courses (101,102) and two 200- level (201, 202) courses are required.
After completing the Basic Course, students may enroll in the Advanced Course, provided that they have demonstrated officer potential and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. The Advanced Course covers t he final two years of college, which includes a paid (approximately $800) five-week Advanced Camp held at Fort Lewis, Washington during the summer between the student's junior and senior years. Advanced Course cadets also receive $300 - $400 every academic month. Instruction includes leadership development, oral and written communication skills, military organization, logistical management, small-unit tactics, training management, military history, and practical leadership experience.
The Leadership Development and Assessment Course provides a realistic taste of leadership as cadets put into practice the principles and theories acquired in the classroom. Students who wish to enter the Advanced Course and who did not complete the Basic Course may fulfill them by attending a six-week Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky, during the summer between their sophomore and junior years. Veterans automatically qualify for Advanced Course placement. Prior to commissioning, ROTC cadets must also fulfill professional military education (PME) requirements by taking courses in human behavior, written communication, computer literacy, and math reasoning. Three and two-year scholarships are available on a competitive basis. The scholarships pay for college tuition, textbooks, and laboratory fees, plus a $200 - $400