Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AROTC)


The military science courses are held at Temple University’s main campus and are taught by the University’s Department of Military Science. Students enroll for the courses at Bryn Athyn College and pay Bryn Athyn College tuition fees. Credit is earned both at Bryn Athyn College and Temple University. Before enrolling in a course, a student must get permission from the Temple Department of Military Science (Room 410, Ritter Hall Annex, 215-204-7480).

AROTC is an elective curriculum taken along with required college classes. It gives the tools, training, and experiences to build success in any competitive environment. Along with leadership training, AROTC can pay for college tuition. Because AROTC is an elective, students can participate during freshman and sophomore years without any obligation to join the Army. Students have a regular college experience like other students on campus, but upon graduation they become commissioned officers in the Army. At that point, students will have a wide range of interest areas (called branches) for specialization.

The Basic Course takes place during the first two years in college as elective courses. It normally involves one elective class and lab each semester along with the requisite physical training and field training exercises. Students learn basic military skills and the fundamentals of leadership, and they start the groundwork toward becoming an Army leader. Students may take AROTC Basic Courses without a military commitment.

Basic Course subjects include: Introduction to Army Leadership, Army Customs and Traditions, Military Operations and Tactics, Goal Setting and Mission Accomplishment, Applied Leadership Theory, Principles of War, Stress Management, and Health and Physical Fitness.

The Advanced Course takes place during the last two years in college as elective courses. It normally includes one elective class and lab each semester in addition to the requisite physical training and field training exercises, plus a summer leadership camp. Students learn advanced military tactics and gain experience in team organization, planning, and decision-making. To benefit from the leadership training in the Advanced Course, all Cadets must have completed either the Basic Course or have attended the Leader’s Training Course. Entering the Advanced Course requires a commitment to serve as an Officer in the U.S. Army after graduation.

Advanced Course subjects include: Command and Staff Functions, Law of War, Weapons, Team Dynamics and Peer Leadership, Military Operations and Tactics, Training the Force, Military Justice, Ethical Decision Making, Personnel Management, Cultural Awareness, and Post and Installation Support.

Two-, three-, and four-year scholarships are available for students who meet qualification standards. Contact the recruiting officer at (215) 204-7482 or see the information at