Reserve Officers' Training Corps

Enrich your PennWest Edinboro experience even more by enrolling in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). You’ll master your leadership skills while learning what it’s like to become an officer in the U.S. Army.

For Those Who Serve

Why ROTC at Edinboro?

When you enroll in PennWest Edinboro's ROTC program, you'll receive instruction in the fundamentals of leadership with emphasis on self-discipline, integrity, confidence and responsibility.

Our instructors are committed to developing the next generation of Army leaders and they use their expertise and skills in assisting our cadets through the process. Army ROTC is more than just an elective: it’s a way to pay for college while exploring outdoor adventure and serving your country. Our cadets dedicate themselves to excellence in all facets of their education and military training.

Instruction is given in the classroom, on practical field training exercises and during the summer Army ROTC Basic Course, Army ROTC Advanced Course, Cadet Leaders Course (CLC), Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET), Cadet Troop Leadership Training (CTLT), Northern Warfare Training Courses (NWTC) and in the Airborne and Air Assault schools.

These training experiences enable you to evaluate situations, make decisions and develop those attributes essential to a leader in both the civilian and military environment.

Who Can Enroll?

Edinboro’s Military Science Program is open to both male and female students who desire to earn a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Students in the first two years of the four-year program incur no military obligation by enrollment in the ROTC Program. Additionally, these first-year and sophomore level Military Sciences courses (maximum of six academic credit hours at Edinboro) are offered without cost to full-time students and may be applied toward graduation requirements. Necessary books and equipment are also furnished with no cost to the student.

Program Objectives

The primary objective of the ROTC program is to commission the future officer leadership of the U.S. Army. In peace or war, this is one of the most important missions that can be undertaken. Upon completing the ROTC Program, you will be commissioned as a second lieutenant, with the promise of an active career in the armed forces for the next 20 to 30 years.

Benefits of ROTC

If you complete the Advanced ROTC program, you will achieve three significant accomplishments during your collegiate career:

  1. A Bachelor’s of Science or Arts in your chosen major
  2. A Minor in Adaptive Leadership and Military Studies 
  3. A commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army

In addition, ROTC opens up a world of opportunities, including:

ROTC Army Reference Guide

Contact Us

Military Science / ROTC
G-3 Hendricks Hall
235 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-2562