WELCOME TO THE GOLDEN BEARS BATTALION
A Berkeley Tradition Since 1870
The Golden Bears Battalionhas produced fine Army Officers since 1870. The Army Reserve Officer's Training Corps (ROTC) is a unique elective course of study, taken in conjunction with any academic major that, upon graduation, leads to a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. Today, we at the Golden Bear Battalion continue that tradition of excellence through a rigorous and highly supportive program centered around the development of Scholars, Athletes, and Leaders.
Help Paying for College. Scholarships, Tuition Assistance, and monthly stipends are available through a number of sources. If you are interested in finding ways to help fund your college education through The Golden Bear Battalion, there are staff members dedicated to guiding you and assisting you through the process. Contact our scholarship and enrollment officer for more information.
Classes. ROTC is open to all men and women enrolled as full time students at UC Berkeley or any of the numerous affiliate schools at neighboring colleges. ROTC classes are taken for academic elective credit and fulfill some college breadth requirements. Military Science classes enhance your regular academic schedule with practical leadership and management experience not available in a normal classroom environment. Weekly Leadership Labs provide a training environment where cadets apply their leadership skills and military knowledge.