Catalogue 2016 - 2017


The University offers both Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs. The Army ROTC program is located on campus with a full-time staff. Air Force ROTC is through the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Freshman and sophomore ROTC classes are open, with no obligation, to students interested in the development of leadership, study skills, and outdoor skills. Further ROTC training can lead to a commission as an officer in the Army or Air Force with service in the National Guard, Reserves, or on Active Duty.

Scholarships, which are merit-based and provide funds for two or three years, are available. For further information, see the Financial Aid section of this catalogue. Any Army ROTC student who desires a commission in the National Guard or Army Reserves can obtain a guaranteed reserve forces duty scholarship.

The University encourages students who are interested in the ROTC programs to confer with ROTC staff to determine eligibility requirements.