Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)

JWU students enrolled at the Providence Campus may participate in the Army ROTC program at Providence College, subject to eligibility requirements.

Military Science courses are offered and taught at Providence College. JWU understands that JWU students may enroll in such courses as part of their authorized participation in the Senior Army ROTC Program at Providence College. 

For information regarding when and how JWU credit may be obtained for such courses, contact Student Academic & Financial Services.

The Patriot Battalion, headquartered at Providence College, serves Johnson & Wales University, Brown University, Bryant College, the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and UMass Dartmouth.

Scholarship opportunities are available through this program.

The US Army Officers' Training Program (ROTC) teaches teamwork, leadership and responsibility through a curriculum that includes the following Military Science courses:

MIL 101 - Leadership and Personal Development with Lab

Introduces students to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Students learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, goal setting, time management, stress management, and comprehensive fitness relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. The focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army leadership dimensions. (1 semester, 3 credits)

MIL 102 - Introduction to Tactical Leadership with Lab

Overviews basic leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Students explore dimensions of leadership attributes and core leader competencies in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. Faculty role models and the building of stronger relationships among the students are critical aspects of this course. Prerequisite: MIL 101. (1 semester, 3 credits)

MIL 201 - Foundations of Leadership I with Lab

Explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership framework (trait and behavior theories). Students practice aspects of personal motivation and team building in the context of planning, executing, and assessing team exercises and participating in leadership labs. Prerequisite: MIL 102. (1 semester, 3 credits)

MIL 202 - American Military History

Using lecture and small group discussions, this course is a survey of the American military experience from the Colonial wars to Desert Storm. The instruction analyzes the policies, strategies, and tactics of three centuries of military history. These events are analyzed using the conventional discipline of historical methodology and the classical norms of the principles of warfare. Same as HIS 202. (1 semester, 3 credits)

MIL 203 - Foundations of Leadership II with Lab

Highlights dimensions of operation orders, terrain analysis, and patrolling. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army Leadership Requirements Model explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. Students develop greater self-awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills. Prerequisite: MIL 201. (1 semester, 3 credits)

MIL 301 - Adaptive Team Leadership with Lab

Students study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with scenarios related to squad tactical operations. Students receive specific feedback on their leadership attributes and actions. With the feedback, and own self evaluations, students develop their leadership and critical thinking abilities. The focus is developing students’ tactical leadership abilities in preparation for ROTC’s summer Cadet Leadership Course. Prerequisite: MIL 203. (1 semester, 3 credits)

MIL 302 - Applied Team Leadership with Lab

Apply team leadership challenges to build student awareness and skills in leading tactical operations at the small unit level. Students conduct military briefings and develop proficiency in the operation orders process. The focus is on exploring, evaluating, and developing skills in decision-making, persuad­ing, and motivating team members. Students prepare to attend the ROTC summer Cadet Leadership Course. Prerequisite: MIL 301. (1 semester, 3 credits)

MIL 401 - Adaptive Leadership with Lab

Transitions the focus of student learning from being trained, mentored, and evaluated to learning how to train, mentor, and evaluate others. Students will attain knowledge and proficiency in several areas critical in their future roles as officers, including the Military Decision Making Process, training management, counseling, risk management, effective communication, ethical/moral decision making, and administrative systems within the Army. Prerequi­site: MIL 302. (1 semester, 3 credits)

MIL 402 - Leadership in a Complex World with Lab

Explores the dynamics of leading soldiers and completes the transition from student to Army lieutenant. Significant emphasis is placed on preparing students to face the complex ethical and practical demands of leading soldiers in the U.S. Army using case studies and exercises. Additionally, students will develop a Battle Analysis and partici­pate in a Staff Ride at a historic military site. Prereq­uisite: MIL 401. (1 semester, 3 credits)

To obtain additional ROTC program information, contact the professor of military science at Providence College.