The University of Tampa works together with the University of South Florida and the U.S. Navy to provide opportunities for students to become Navy officers. The program provides valuable leadership experience not found in the classroom.

The mission of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) is to develop midshipmen mentally, morally and physically. The program teaches the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty and prepares students to become naval officers with the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government.

The NROTC unit offers participation through four programs: (1) the Navy-Marine Corps Four-Year Scholarship Program, (2) the Navy-Marine Corps Two-Year Scholarship Program, (3) the Four-Year NROTC College Program, and (4) the Two-Year NROTC College Program.

Upon program completion, graduates become naval officers who serve in aviation squadrons, on surface ships, on nuclear-powered submarines, at naval installations around the world and in numerous sub-specialties in the Marine Corps.

For more information, please contact the NROTC department at the University of South Florida:

Phone: (813) 974-4789
Web address: http://web.usf.edu/nrotc/
Email address: naval@nrotc.usf.edu

To be eligible for the NROTC program, students must:

NROTC Eligibility

  • Be physically qualified
  • Be of good character
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Meet UT admission criteria
  • Meet scholarship age requirements of less than 27 years of age on June 30 of the year an applicant expects to graduate. Applicants with prior or current active duty in the Armed Forces may be granted age waivers. Those granted age waivers must be less than 30 years of age on June 30 of the year they expect to graduate.
  • Have at least two years remaining in any college program
  • Be approved for participation by the Professor of Naval Science

NROTC Requirements

NROTC students must enroll successively in all courses in the naval science curriculum. Required non-credit Leadership Lab courses are offered only to Naval ROTC midshipmen.

Scholarship midshipmen participate in three summer training sessions of approximately four weeks during each of the three summer recesses. During these training sessions, each scholarship student will receive instruction in aviation training, marine combat training, surface warfare and submarine warfare.

College Program midshipmen participate in one summer training session during the summer recess between their junior and senior years.