Army Strong

Are you a qualified and motivated student committed to learning Army values and standards? Do you find the idea of becoming a leader and bettering your community appealing? Would you like to understand your own personal leader-ship style? Drew University partners with nearby Seton Hall University to offer you student membership in the Army Reserved Officer Training Corps (ROTC).

Lead Big

During College
Army ROTC is a leadership program that allows cadets to both attend college as a regular student and train to commission as an officer in the U.S. Army upon graduation. Cadets are coached to become leaders of soldiers, guiding our Army and nation to good world standing.

After Graduation
Those who complete the program begin with the rank of second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Students may request to serve as an officer in either the active Army or part time in the Army Reserve or National Guard.

Have an Out-of-Classroom Experience

ROTC at Drew through Seton Hall makes use of learning beyond lectures—from hands-on team building to making ethical and moral decisions to the training involved in developing your peak physical strength.

Seton Hall University
As one of three New Jersey Army ROTC host universities, this ROTC program—the Pirate Battalion—includes Seton Hall students, as well as students at Drew and other North Jersey universities. Located in South Orange, New Jersey, Seton Hall is 12 miles from Drew. Most students make the 20-minute drive twice a week in their own car, a campus rental ZipCar or with a fellow student.

Get an Army ROTC Scholarship

The Army offers four-year, three-year and two-year scholarships that provide:

  • 100% tuition and mandatory fees
  • $1,200 book allowance per academic year
  • Monthly stipends
    • First-Year Students: $300/month
    • Sophomores: $350/month
    • Juniors: $450/month
    • Seniors: $500/month

To be eligible, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • U.S. citizen between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.50
  • High school diploma or high school equivalency test
  • Minimum of 920 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT
  • Army Physical Fitness Test

Learn more about Army ROTC scholarships.

What You Learn

Basic Course. Two Years That Prepare You for Life.

You’ll complete the Basic Course your first two years in college. Each semester, take one elective class, a leadership lab and physical training. What you learn—basic military skills and fundamentals of leadership—form the groundwork for becoming an Army leader. No military commitment necessary.

Advanced Course. Graduate With a Degree in Leadership.

You’ll complete the Advanced Course your last two years in college. Each semester, take one elective class, a leadership lab and physical training, plus a summer leadership camp. What you learn—advanced military tactics and team organization, planning and decision-making—further develops you as an Army leader.

Both the completion of the Basic Course (or Leader’s Training Course) and a commitment
to serve as an U.S. Army Officer after you graduate.

Course Titles and Descriptions

Learn more about the Army ROTC curriculum.