Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are available to Case Western Reserve University students through cooperative arrangements with Kent State University for Air Force ROTC and with John Carroll University for Army ROTC. Each of these universities offers military studies, leadership, and training courses. Participating students may seek transfer credit at Case Western Reserve for these courses, and may be exempted from the undergraduate physical education requirement. Students who are not recipients of ROTC scholarships may enroll in the first- and second-year ROTC courses without incurring any military obligation. University students enrolling in ROTC programs are eligible to compete for ROTC scholarships awarded by the Air Force or the Army.
Air Force ROTC
The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program provided by Kent State University prepares students for service as officers in the United States Air Force. Through courses in history, management, and leadership, and through practical training, students acquire leadership and management skills, and learn about Air Force career opportunities, the role of the military in American society, the history of air power, and national defense policy.
An agreement between Case Western Reserve University and Kent State University allows full-time Case Western Reserve students to complete aerospace studies courses. Students cross-register for these courses through Cleveland State University, but the courses are held at Kent State University, which is approximately 35 miles from Case Western Reserve. Classes are usually scheduled on one or two afternoons during the week. This arrangement allows Case Western Reserve students to participate in either the four- or two-year AFROTC program. Students who wish to enter the two-year program in the junior year must contact the professor of aerospace studies no later than February prior to the academic year of planned entry.
Air Force ROTC scholarships are available on a competitive basis. Information about courses, registration, and scholarships may be obtained from:
Air Force ROTC DET 630
125 Terrace Drive
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio 44242
Case Western Reserve students planning to register for AFROTC courses at Kent State University should consult with the Office of Undergraduate Studies for information regarding registration procedures.
The Army ROTC program is designed to prepare students for service as a commissioned Army officer in either the active duty U.S. Army or the reserve components of the Army Reserve or National Guard. Classes and practical training focus on military skills, officer professionalism, leadership training, and the development of military-related officer and management techniques and procedures.
Army ROTC is offered as part of a collaboration with John Carroll University with some of the first- and second-year courses ROTC classes being offered on the Case Western Reserve University campus. For those courses offered at Case Western Reserve (MLSC 101, MLSC 102, MLSC 201, and MLSC 202), students register in the ordinary way. For other Army ROTC classes, students enroll through cross-registration in the Department of Military Science at John Carroll University, which is approximately five miles from Case Western Reserve.
Army ROTC scholarships are available on a competitive basis. Information about courses, registration, and scholarships may be obtained from:
Department of Military Science (ARMY-ROTC)
John Carroll University
University Heights, OH 44118-4581
Case Western Reserve students planning to register for Army ROTC courses at John Carroll University should consult with the Office of Undergraduate Studies for information regarding registration procedures.