Catalogue 2016 - 2017

Army ROTC

Full-time undergraduate and graduate students may participate in the Army ROTC program at Western New England University. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive commissions as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army (Active or Reserve). Classes are open to all students and may be taken for general education credits with no obligation.

Students who commit to pursuing the commission receive a $350-$500 per month stipend while participating in ROTC. Four, three, and two year scholarships are available to students who apply and meet the requirement to contract into ROTC to pursue an officer commission. These scholarships cover tuition, laboratory fees, and books and also pay each recipient a $450-$500 per month stipend.

Special programs exist for students to work with four semesters remaining to earn their degree and for students who desire to pursue a four semester master’s degree. This program allows the student to complete all ROTC requirement in only two years and gain a commission as a Second Lieutenant. The classes for the first two years are waived in this option.

Any Army ROTC student who desires a commission in the Army National Guard or Army Reserves can obtain a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship. For further information refer to contact listed below.

There are limits to the amount of ROTC credit that can be counted toward a degree. Students majoring within the College of Arts and Sciences are limited to 15 credit hours, College of Business students are limited to 12 credit hours, and College of Engineering students are limited to 3 credit hours, which must be at the 300-level or above.

For information contact the assistant professor of Military Leadership at the Western New England University ROTC building; 413-782-1332, or usarmyrotc@wne.edu.