Military Sciences (Army ROTC)

Director: Major Michael J. Repasky, U.S. Army
Telephone: 610-519-5953


Villanova students are eligible to participate in the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Program through a partnership agreement with the Widener University Department of Military Science. Army ROTC offers students the opportunity to graduate with a college degree and a commission in the United States Army, Army National Guard, or United States Army Reserve. All Army ROTC classes are conducted on the Villanova University campus.

Detailed information may be obtained from the Professor of Military Science, Widener University, Chester, PA 19013, (610) 499-4098. Go to for further details.

Required Courses

  • MS 101: Army Critical Thinking Introduction
  • MS 102: Adaptive Leadership and Professional Competence
  • MS 201:Foundations of Leadership
  • MS 202: Foundations of Tactical Leadership
  • MSL 301: Training Management and the Warfighting Functions
  • MSL 302: Applied Leadership      In Small Unit Operations
  • MS 401: Mission Command and the Army Profession
  • MS 402: Mission Command and the Company Grade Officer


The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2020. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog.