The University of Tampa works
together with the University of South Florida and the Air Force to
provide leadership training in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training
The program's primary objective is to
commission future officer leadership in the United States Air Force.
AFROTC consists of structured study of aerospace science, leadership
training, special activities and field training.
Two, three and four-year programs are offered. Students can qualify to earn AFROTC scholarships, which can provide up to 100 percent of tuition and fees, as well as money for books and living expenses.
Any college student can start the AFROTC program with no obligation to
serve in the military. Upon program completion and college graduation,
cadets who meet specific eligibility requirements can become second lieutenants in the active-duty Air Force.
The three and four-year programs begin during freshman or sophomore year and require completion of a four-week field training course after sophomore year.
The two-year program
offers students not enrolled in ROTC during first two college years an
opportunity to participate in ROTC. This program requires completion of
extended field training and junior and senior aerospace science courses.
Interested students should check their eligibility and contact either
an Air Force ROTC advisor at the University of South Florida (see
contact info below) or the UT Admissions Office. Veterans, graduate
students and those with prior ROTC experience are encouraged to ask
about accelerated programs. Additional information is also available at
Air Force ROTC Detachment 158
Phone: (813) 974-3367
Fax: (813) 974-3534
Military DSN: 968-4769