Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Programs
The Office of the Associate Provost for Veteran and Military Affairs (APVMA) oversees the Air Force and Army ROTC programs at UTSA.
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Program
The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is a voluntary program open to all qualified students, male and female. It trains students to become United States Air Force officers while completing their college degree. The program options offered through AFROTC combine traditional college education with military instruction. The General Military Course (GMC) option gives students an opportunity to participate in the AFROTC program, without initial commitment for military service. During the GMC trial period, students can compete for admission to the Professional Officer Course (POC). Participation in the POC program gives students an opportunity to be commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force. In this program, participants pursue a baccalaureate degree in one of the disciplines offered by UTSA and complete additional requirements for AFROTC. The AFROTC program requirements are described in detail in the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog.
All students in Air Force ROTC are issued books and uniforms for use in ROTC classes. In addition, all POC students enlisted in the Air Force Reserve receive a monthly subsistence allowance. Cadets may apply for Air Force ROTC scholarships. Three-and-a-half-, three-, two-and-a-half-, and two-year scholarships are available on a competitive basis to cadets who meet the basic minimum requirements of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, be a U.S. citizen, passing a physical fitness test, and passing a Department of Defense medical exam. For further information, contact the AFROTC office at 210-458-4624. Walk-ins are also welcome on the first floor of the Graduate Studies/Research Building (GSR), Room 1.220.
Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Program
The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program gives students the opportunity to obtain a commission as an officer in the United States Army. The program offers the option of completing either a four-year program or a two-year program in Military Science while pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines offered by UTSA. Students who may want to try military science without incurring a military commitment can register for the first- and second-year courses in Military Science. The requirements for the Army ROTC program are described in detail in the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog.
The Army ROTC program offers competitive scholarships for up to four years to select students. These scholarships provide tuition, fees, book allowance and a monthly subsistence allowance. In addition, students enrolled in Army ROTC courses are furnished, free of charge, complete uniforms, texts, and necessary equipment. For further information, contact the Army ROTC office at 210-458-5607.