Aerospace Studies

Students have an opportunity to become Air Force officers through a cooperative agreement with Wright State University's Air Force ROTC Detachment 643.  The AFROTC program is available to full-time students pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree. Freshman and sophomore ROTC courses are taught at Cedarville University, University of Dayton, and Wright State University, while the Leadership Lab for these courses, and the junior and senior year courses, are all taught at Wright State University.

The Air Force ROTC program is designed to produce Air Force officers who will be successful leaders and managers.  All officers will be placed in positions of responsibility, facing challenging and rewarding career opportunities while using the most advanced technology in the world!

The Air Force ROTC program is organized into two portions: the General Military Courses (GMC), taken during freshman and sophomore years, and the Professional Officer Courses (POC), taken during junior and senior years.

  • The GMC is an opportunity for students to try out the program with no obligation, unless on an Air Force ROTC scholarship.  It consists of one hour of classroom work and two hours of Leadership Lab each week.  In addition, two physical training sessions per week are required.  This course covers the development & history of air power and organization of the United States Air Force (USAF).
     
  • The POC curriculum consists of 3 hours of classroom work and two hours of Leadership Lab each week.  In addition, two physical training sessions per week are required.  This course covers communication skills, Air Force management & leadership, defense policy, and regional world studies.
     
  • AFROTC students have additional opportunities to participate in challenging and rewarding activities that include piloting, trips to Air Force bases, cultural immersion trips, military drill & ceremonies, and one-on-one mentoring with an active duty Air Force officer!

This program is open to all majors.  All GMC cadets have the opportunity to compete for scholarships that pay partial or full tuition, books and fees, plus a monthly stipend.  These scholarships are highly competitive, and available to students who have satisfied AFROTC eligibility requirements and have demonstrated academic and leadership potential.  Scholarships with the greatest availability are those filling Air Force critically needed skills, such as engineering, math, computer science, physics, nursing, and certain foreign languages. High school students should apply for a scholarship no later than December 1st of their senior year!  Apply at www.afrotc.com. Students who are already in college or starting in the Fall will compete for scholarships at the end of the academic year.  If you are a freshman or sophomore seeking a challenge and wish to give Air Force ROTC a trial run, all you need to do is sign up for the Aerospace Studies course and Leadership Lab.

For more information contact Air Force Detachment 643 at Wright State University,    Dayton, Ohio 45435, call 937-775-2730, or go to our website at www.wright.edu/academics/prog/rotc/.