Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corp (ROTC) programs emphasize qualities of character and responsibility that are embedded in W&J’s mission to graduate the “well-educated person.” Every course in W&J ROTC teaches personal qualities of leadership, character development, and ethics, as well as skills of teamwork, analysis, problem-solving, and oral and written communication, that will help students in their other curricular and co-curricular efforts at the College.
ROTC is an elective curriculum students can take along with their required college classes. Pursuit of ROTC may be combined with any of W&J’s areas of study. Freshmen and sophomores may enroll in the Army ROTC Basic courses (101, 102, 201, and 202) without the commitment of service to the Army unless they have already received an Army ROTC Scholarship. Students can enter the program as incoming freshmen; as existing freshmen or sophomores without scholarship assistance; or as two-, three-, or four-year scholarship students, based on the time remaining to complete their degree.