Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)
The Air Force ROTC program is administered by the Department of Aerospace Science at the University of Pittsburgh. This program is available to Duquesne University undergraduate students via cross- town enrollment through agreement with the University of Pittsburgh. Students must have at least six semesters of school remaining to successfully complete AFROTC graduation requirements. Upon successful completion of graduation and ROTC requirements students will earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Air Force. AFROTC courses are open to all students, regardless of whether they are enrolled in a commissioning program.
Students will complete one or two years in the General Military Course (GMC) before competing for an enrollment allocation into a four-week summer training program. After completion of the summer training program they are enlisted into the professional officer course (POC), where they will take on a leadership role within the detachment. A student is under NO contractual obligation 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-and-a-half-hour leadership laboratory weekly. This lab is used to practice various leadership and management techniques and groom students into future military leaders. Three and three-and-a-half year scholarships are available to qualified students in certain areas of study. Most AFROTC scholarships may cover tuition plus lab fees, books, plus each scholarship awardee receives a tax free monthly stipend between $300-500 per month.
For details about the AFROTC program as well as information on the different courses and scholarships, please contact AFROTC DET at 412-624-6398, or via email at afrotc.pitt.edu. Additional information can be found at the AFROTC Det 730 website at www.afrotc.pitt.edu.