Cooperative Agreements with nearby ROTC programs
Swarthmore College has cooperative agreements with the following Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) programs. In these cooperative programs, Swarthmore students complete their Swarthmore degree at Swarthmore, fulfilling all degree requirements at Swarthmore, while also completing the ROTC program at the cooperative school. Swarthmore does not award degree credit for the ROTC courses.
Students are eligible to participate in the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFROTC) through a cross-enrollment agreement with St. Joseph's University. All aerospace studies courses will be held on the St. Joseph's campus. Air Force Cadets will have required courses/training that will be completed at the St. Joseph's University campus. Please refer to their class schedule page for more information.
The Department of Aerospace Studies offered through Detachment 750 at St. Joseph's University offers college students a three- or four-year curriculum leading to a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force (USAF). In the four-year option, a student (cadet) takes General Military Course (GMC) classes during their freshman and sophomore years, attends a four-week summer training program between their sophomore and junior years, and then takes the Professional Officer Course (POC) classes during their junior and senior years. A cadet is under no contractual obligation with the USAF until entering the POC or accepting an AFROTC scholarship. The GMC curriculum focuses on the scope, structure, organization, and history of the USAF with an emphasis on the development of airpower and its relationship to current events. The POC curriculum concentrates on the concepts and practices of leadership and management, and the role of national security forces in American society.
In addition to the academic portion of the curricula, each cadet participates in a two-hour Leadership Laboratory each week. Leadership Laboratory utilizes the cadet organization designed for the practice of leadership and management techniques.
Further information on the AFROTC program at Saint Joseph's University can be found on their website, or students can contact detachment personnel directly at:
Unit Admissions Officer
AFROTC Detachment 750
Saint Joseph’s University
Philadelphia, PA 19131