Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is a college-based program for training commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces. Under ROTC, you may receive a competitive, merit-based scholarship, covering all or part of college tuition, in return for an obligation of active military service after graduation. ROTC students attend college like other students, but also receive basic military training and officer training for their chosen branch of service through the ROTC unit at or nearby the college. You will participate in regular drills during the school year, and extended training activities during the summer.

Air Force ROTC

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a commissioning program for the U.S. Air Force that emphasizes aerospace defense studies, leadership and management, communications skills and professional knowledge. The academic program focuses on air and space power through a historical perspective, Air Force mission organization and customs, military management fundamentals, and national security process and advanced leadership ethics.


The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a commissioning program for the U.S. Army that emphasizes academic scholarship, athletic ability and leadership. The academic program emphasizes military science; team building and leadership development; and advanced military tactics, logistics and decision-making.


The Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a commissioning program for the U.S. Navy emphasizing naval science, physical competence, and leadership. The academic program encompasses naval orientation, seapower and maritime affairs, naval leadership and management, naval ship systems, navigation and naval operations, naval tactical systems, and leadership and management.