Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is offered through an agreement with the University of Southern California (USC). 


  • The program is open to most students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree with at least 2.5 years of school remaining. 
  • Competitive one- to four-year scholarships valued at up to 100% of tuition and fees are available to qualified applicants.  Additionally, students may be eligible to receive money to cover the cost of books as well as a monthly tax-free stipend of up to $500 per month. 
  • Classes are offered on the USC and Harvey Mudd College campuses and include one hour of academics for freshman and sophomores and three hours of academics for juniors and seniors.  All students will also participate in two hours of leadership laboratory and undergo practical leadership training and development as Air Force officer candidates. 
  • Students who successfully complete the program will commission as an officer into the United States Air Force upon graduation.  Students who qualify for and are selected to enter competitive programs including Air Force pilot, navigator, air battle manager, medical, and nursing career fields will be given specialized training following entry into the Air Force. 

For more information contact the USC Department of Aerospace Studies at (213) 740-2670 or visit

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