Cooperative Programs

United College of San Antonio

The University of the Incarnate Word, the Oblate School of Theology, Our Lady of the Lake University, and St. Mary’s University enjoy a program of inter-institutional cooperation through a consortium for the exchange of course offerings and of faculty members. There is a common commitment to the objective of placing at the service of every student the resources of all four institutions. Courses taken at one University, as long as they are approved as part of a student’s degree plan, are transferable to any other University in the consortium, and a student’s credits in these courses are accepted as if they were taken at his/her own University. For more information on regulations concerning inter-institutional enrollment, contact the Registrar’s Office.

Air Force R.O.T.C.

By arrangement with the University of Texas at San Antonio, Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 842, a student may obtain a commission as an officer in the U.S. Air Force upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at the University of The Incarnate Word and completion of the AFROTC program housed at UTSA main campus. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis which will pay tuition and fees, a yearly book allotment, and a monthly subsistence allowance ranging between $300.00-$500.00.

The following AFROTC courses are offered through UTSA:

  • Heritage and Values I/II: 1 credit hour freshman level course which introduces students to the U.S. Air Force
  • Team and Leadership Fundamentals I/II: 1 credit hour sophomore level course designed to provide a fundamental understanding of both leadership and team building.
  • Leading People/Effective Communication I/II: 3 credit hour junior level course focusing on leadership and management principals.
  • National Security/ Leadership Responsibilities/ Commissioning Prep I/II: 3 credit hour senior level course which provides students with the foundation to understand their role as military officers in American society.

In addition, students will have to attend a weekly leadership laboratory and physical training twice a week. For more information, please contact AFROTC Detachment 842 at (210) 458-4624, or visit for more information.


Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

UIW is partnered with the Army senior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at St. Mary’s University. Four-year and two-year programs are available to UIW male and female students.

By arrangement with the University of the Incarnate Word, the following course descriptions pertain to enrollees from UIW in the St. Mary’s University Department of Military Science. A Leadership Laboratory is held every Wednesday afternoon for two hours to further the development of leadership skills through a varied program consisting of field trips, practical exercises, and visits to military installations. The laboratory is required each semester for all Military Science students.


Four Year Program

The Basic Course, usually pursued concurrently with the freshman and sophomore years, is voluntary for students who are physically qualified for military training. There is no obligation incurred by non-contracted cadets. Veterans who have served on active duty for a period of over one year and who have received an honorable discharge, or High School students that have completed 3 or 4 years of JROTC may be granted credit for the basic course with concurrence of the Professor of Military Science.

The Advance Course may be pursued by students who are physically qualified and have met the standards prescribed by the Professor of Military Science in scholastic achievements, demonstrated leadership, and have contracted into the ROTC program. Cadets are normally enrolled in the Advanced Course during their Junior and Senior Year or Graduate students pursuing a Master’s Degree. They are required to attend a four-week Cadet Summer Training (CST) - Advance Camp the summer following their junior year. Upon satisfactory completion of Advance Camp and the academic work required for a degree, students are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the United States Regular Army, the Army Reserves, or the Army National Guard.


Two-Year Program

In addition to the standard four-year course outlined above, Army ROTC offers a two-year program for those who did not have or take the opportunity to complete the normal Basic Course. In order to enroll in the Advanced Course, a student must successfully complete four weeks of leadership training provided at the CST- Basic Camp Course during the summer months prior to beginning their junior year or their first year in graduate school. If students desire to take advantage of this opportunity, they should communicate directly with the Professor of Military Science no later than Feb 1 of the year proceeding the Fall semester of the school year.  Those students seeking a Master’s Degree are eligible to participate in our two-year program. This program also provides competitive scholarship opportunities. 

Scholarship and Remuneration

The Department of the Army offers 4, 3, and 2 year competitive scholarship assistance to qualifying ROTC students. This assistance consists of payment to cover Full tuition and majority of fees, and a $1,200.00 a year book allotment, plus a stipend to the ROTC cadet of $420.00 a month during the period of enrollment (not to exceed 40 months). The student needs NOT to be enrolled in the ROTC program prior to competing for a scholarship. Students interested in competing for scholarship assistance under this program should contact the Army ROTC Enrollment Officer. 
Advanced Course Students, not under the scholarship program, will be given a stipend at the rate of $420.00 per month (not to exceed twenty months). During Advance Camp, all students are paid at the rate of one half of the base pay per month of a second lieutenant in lieu of subsistence allowance.


ARMY Nurse Corps

All uniforms, textbooks and other equipment will be issued to students enrolled in Army ROTC courses. Students are responsible for maintenance and up keep of all items issued to them.

Uniform and Equipment

All uniforms, textbooks and other equipment will be issued to students enrolled in Army ROTC courses. Students are responsible for the maintenance and up keep of all items issued to them.


The Army ROTC offices are located at University of Incarnate Word in the Nursing Building, Room 146. For more information on ROTC enrollment or scholarship opportunities, contact the ROTC Enrollment Officer, at or call (210) 832-3210; Cell (210) 638-1784, or visit the office Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:00pm.