West Chester University students are eligible to participate in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program through a formal cross-enrollment agreement with the Widener University Department of Military Science. Army ROTC offers University students the opportunity to graduate with a bachelor’s degree and a commission in the United States Army, Army National Guard, or United States Army Reserve. All 100-, 200-, and 300-level ROTC classes are taught at West Chester University, while the 400-level classes are conducted on the Widener campus. The 100- to 400-level leadership labs are taught at West Chester University.
For further information on scholarship and career opportunities, visit the WCU ROTC website or contact the Professor of Military Science, Widener University, Chester PA 19013, 610-499-4097, or email Major Richard Howett, Campus Officer-in-Charge, West Chester University, Anderson Hall Room 331A, 610-430-4403.
Learn more about the Army ROTC/Military Science Program in the Undergraduate Catalog.
West Chester University students are eligible to participate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) through an agreement with Saint Joseph's University. All aerospace studies courses will be held on the Saint Joseph's campus. Transportation to and from these courses is the student's responsibility.
Credits can be transferred to WCU and appear on the official transcript. The AFROTC program enables a college student to earn a commission as an Air Force officer while concurrently satisfying requirements for his or her baccalaureate degree.
WCU does not currently offer a Navy/Marine ROTC program. For further information please email Lillian Morrison.