The Air Force ROTC program is administered by the Department of Aerospace Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. This program is available to undergraduate and graduate students by cross-enrollment through agreement with the University of Pittsburgh. Completion of the four-year or two-year AFROTC program leads to a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Air Force. AFROTC courses are open to all students, regardless of whether you are enrolled in a commissioning program.
In the four-year commissioning program, you take the general military course (GMC) during your freshman and sophomore years, attend a four-week summer training program, and then take the professional officer course (POC) in your junior and senior years. In the two-year commissioning program, you begin by attending a six-week summer training program prior to your junior year and then enter the POC.
You are under no contractual agreement to the Air Force until entering the POC or accepting an Air Force Scholarship. In addition to the academic portion of the curriculum, each student attends a one-hour leadership lab each week. This lab utilizes a student organization designed for the practice of leadership and management techniques. Two to three and a half-year scholarships are available on a competitive basis to qualified students. Many AFROTC scholarships may cover all costs of tuition, incidentals and lab fees, books, plus pay each recipient $250-$400 per month.
For details about the AFROTC program as well as information on the courses, scholarship and flying programs, please contact the Air Force ROTC Detachment's program coordinator at 412.624.6396, or at the address below:
Air Force ROTC, Program Coordinator
University of Pittsburgh
2925 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260-0001
As a Carlow student, you can enroll through the Office of the Registrar.
The Army ROTC offers two-, three- and four-year scholarships to qualified students. The scholarships cover full tuition and fees per year plus $1,200 per year for books. Scholarship students also receive allowances of $2,500 - $4,800 per year. These scholarships are based on student merit, not parent income. There is no obligation incurred for any freshmen students. To become eligible for a scholarship, some of the criteria are as follows:
Minimum SAT score of 920 on the Critical Reading and Math sections
Minimum GPA of 2.5
Good physical health
Full-time student status
Please visit the Army ROTC at the University of Pittsburgh's website: www.rotc.pitt.edu
For more details and information concerning Army ROTC, contact a representative at 412.624.6254 or at the address below:
Army ROTC, Admissions and Enrollment Offices
University of Pittsburgh
Room 409 - Bellefield Hall
315 S. Bellefield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
The Navy ROTC
The Navy ROTC program is available to Carlow students. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for more information.