Stevens offers Air Force ROTC and Army ROTC through crosstown programs at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, NJ, and Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.
Air Force ROTC (AFROTC)Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is an educational program designed to give men and women the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing their undergraduate degrees and in some cases their master degrees. The Air Force ROTC program is designed to prepare you to assume positions of increasing responsibility and importance in the modern Air Force. Air Force ROTC offers two primary routes to an Air Force commission at over 700 institutions throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico: the Air Force ROTC Four-Year Program and the Air Force ROTC Two-Year Program.
The Four-Year Program: The General Military Course (GMC) is the first half of the Four-Year Program and is generally taken during your freshman and sophomore years. This program allows you to "try out" Air Force ROTC for up to two years without incurring any obligation (unless on an Air Force scholarship). As you attend a one-credit-hour class each semester, you'll learn more about the Air Force and the historical development of airpower. The second half, called the Professional Officer Course (POC), is highly competitive. These junior and senior level 3-credit courses cover management and leadership skills, national defense policy and preparation for active duty.
The Two-Year Program: This program, also called the POC, is primarily available to junior college transfer students, sophomores, and veterans who have at least two years of college remaining (undergraduate, graduate, or combination of the two). It's especially for those who are majoring in selected scientific and technical areas, such as mathematics, physics, meteorology, engineering, and computer science. This program is highly competitive, so it is important to apply early in your sophomore year. The leadership, national defense policy, and active duty program courses are the same as those offered in the second half of the Four-Year Program.
Aerospace course descriptions include:
AS 100 (1-1.5-1)
A survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Featured topics include: mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.
AS 200 (1-1.5-1)
This course examines general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Utilizing this perspective, the course covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age global positioning systems of the Persian Gulf War. Historical examples are provided to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies) and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today?s USAF air and space power. The course also examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension. As a whole, this course provides the students with a knowledge level understanding for the general element and employment of air and space power from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. In addition, the students continue to discuss the importance of the Air Force Core Values with the use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders and continue to develop their communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.
AS 300 (3-1.5-3)
This course is a study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and communication skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles of this course.
AS 400 (3-1.5-3)
This course examines the national security process, regional students advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics focus on the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to refining communication skills. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles of this course.
For additional information about the Air Force ROTC program, contact the Department of Aerospace Studies at NJIT, telephone: (973) 596-3626, e-mail: [email protected].
Army ROTC (AROTC)Seton Hall has a long tradition of association with the ROTC program. ROTC is a college course in leadership training that is open to all students. ROTC prepares students for success in life by training them to be leaders in their chosen field, whatever that may be. ROTC will not limit your choice of major, your ability to play a sport, join a club, or have a job. Students enrolled in ROTC represent a wide cross-section of the university; the thing they have in common is the desire to excel in college and beyond. ROTC is a college elective that tells future employers that you have real-life experience handling people and solving problems. Enroll for two years with no obligation. Enroll for no cost, when not taken for credit.
For those students who so chose, ROTC can lead to a commission as an officer in the U.S. Army. Army officers are the upper management of the Army. They work in a wide variety of fields on Army bases around the country and throughout the world. Officers can serve their country full-time on active duty or part-time as a citizen-soldier in the Army Reserve or National Guard.
The ROTC Program annually awards two-, three-, and four-year scholarships on a competitive basis to outstanding young people who are interested in receiving a commission in the United States Army. Scholarships currently provide up to $17,000 per year for tuition and fees, $600 as a textbook allowance, and a stipend of up to $400 per month, for up to 10 months each school year. Any citizen, including those who are cross- enrolled at nearby colleges and universities, may apply.
For those considering a nursing career, the Seton Hall ROTC program has been designated as a Program for Nursing Education Center; it works closely with nursing students, enabling many to start their careers successfully as Army nurses. Scholarships for nursing majors are designated annually.
ROTC can be completed in two, three, or four years. We work with you to develop the best program to meet your needs. The course aid students by providing leadership and management experience; developing self-discipline, physical stamina, and poise; enhancing development of management skills; and developing qualities basic to success in any career. Depending on the degree program, a maximum of 22 credits in ROTC courses may be applied toward a bachelor?s degree.
In keeping with the military?s demanding challenges, physical fitness is an extremely important part of the ROTC experience. All cadets participate in supervised physical training designed to gradually bring the individual to a high level of health and fitness.
The advanced course also includes, for qualified cadets seeking a commission, a requirement to attend the five-week National Advanced Leadership Camp (NALC) during the summer between the junior and senior years; the cadet is further trained and evaluated for leadership potential. While at NALC, cadets receive pay, travel, and benefits.
The Department of Military Science offers students attending nearby colleges and universities the opportunity to participate in ROTC through a cross-enrolled program where cadets attending other institutions commute to Seton Hall to participate in ROTC. Basic courses are as follows:
ROTC 1101/0101 Foundation of Officership (2.0)
Discuss the organization and role of the Army; introduction to leadership, military customs and traditions; review the basic life skills pertaining to fitness and communication; and analyze Army values and expected ethical behavior. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.
ROTC 1102/0102 Basic Leadership (2.0)
Practice basic skills that underlie effective problem solving and learn briefing techniques and the Army writing style; apply active listening and feedback skills; examine factors that influence leader and group effectiveness; and examine the officer experience and life in the Army. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.
ROTC 2201/0201 Individual Leadership Studies (3.0)
Develop knowledge of self, self-confidence, and individual leadership skills; develop problem solving and critical thinking skills to include goal setting and the decision- making process; and apply communication, feedback, and conflict-resolution skills. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.
ROTC 2202/0202 Leadership and Teamwork (3.0)
Focuses on self-development guided by knowledge of self and group processes; challenges current beliefs, knowledge and skills while focusing on teamwork and group process; and provides equivalent preparation for the ROTC Advance Course as the Leaders Training Course. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory. Advanced courses are as follows:
ROTC 3301/0301 Leadership and Problem Solving (3.0)
Examines basic skills that underlie effective problem solving; analyze the role officers played in the transition of the Army from Vietnam to the 21st century; review the features and execution of the Leadership Development Program; and analyze military missions and plan military operations for small unit tactics. Corequisite: Leadership
ROTC 3302/0302 Leadership and Ethics
Probes leader responsibilities that foster an ethical command climate; develop confidence and leadership competencies; recognize a leader's responsibility to accommodate subordinate spiritual needs; apply principles and techniques of effective written and oral communication; and instruction to National Advanced Leadership Camp (NALC) procedures. Prerequisite: ROTC 3301/0301. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.
ROTC 4401/0401 Leadership and Management
Builds on NALC experience to solve organizational and staff problems; discuss staff organization, functions, and processes; examine principles of subordinate motivation and organizational change; analyze counseling responsibilities and methods; and apply leadership and problem-solving principles to a complex case study and simulation. Prerequisite: ROTC 3302/0302. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.
ROTC 4402/0402 Officership
Capstone course designed to explore topics relevant to second lieutenants entering the Army; describe legal aspects of decision making and leadership; analyze Army organization for operations from the tactical to strategic level; assess administrative and logistics management functions and perform platoon leader actions; examine leader responsibilities that foster an ethical command climate. Prerequisite: ROTC 4401/0401. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.
Advanced Independent Study courses are as follows:
ROTC 5501/0501 Applied Leadership
Independent study of applied leadership through battlefield case studies. Prerequisite: ROTC 4402/0402.
ROTC 5502/0502 Leadership in the 21st Century
Independent study of the demands of leadership in today?s Army and the Army of the future. Prerequisite: ROTC 5501/0501.
For additional information about the Army ROTC program, contact the Department of Military Science at Seton Hall University, (973) 763-3078 and (973) 761-9446.