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Air Force Studies (Air Force ROTC)

AFROTC Field Training

Field training (FT) is offered during the summer months at selected Air Force bases throughout the United States. Each applicant for the Professional Officer Course should attend a summer field training course before his or her junior year. A student who has completed the GMC is assigned to a four-week training unit. Students not completing the GMC must attend five weeks of field training. This requirement must be fulfilled prior to enrollment in the Professional Officer Course; however, this requirement can be deferred.

The major areas of field training include junior officer training, aircraft and aircrew orientation, career orientation, survival training, base functions, Air Force environment and physical training.

AFROTC College Scholarship Program

The AFROTC awards scholarships at the freshman, sophomore, junior, senior and graduate levels. These scholarships cover full tuition, laboratory expenses, incidental fees and required textbooks. Cadets on scholarship also receive $300–$500 each month as a nontaxable subsistence allowance during the school year. Apply for this scholarship online at afrotc.com. High-school students applying for scholarships are evaluated on the basis of:

  • achievement on the CEEB Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT)
  • high school academic record
  • high school record of extracurricular and athletic activities
  • recommendation by members of the community and by high school teachers
  • tentative medical eligibility as reported by personal physician

College students who are enrolled in AFROTC (or are considering enrolling in AFROTC) and who meet the eligibility requirements may submit their applications directly to the professor of Air Force studies. The professor of Air Force studies will assemble a selection committee of AFROTC detachment officers who will interview and evaluate each applicant. The information gathered by the committee is forwarded to AFROTC, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. There, the central board reviews all nominees and selects scholarship recipients, who are notified by the professor of Air Force studies. Once awarded a scholarship, a cadet continues on scholarship status until graduation and commissioning, unless he or she falls below the scholarship retention standard. College students are evaluated on the basis of:

  • achievement on the Air Force officer qualifying test
  • college grade point average
  • physical fitness test
  • unit commander’s evaluation
  • medical examination

Degree Credit

All Air Force ROTC courses are fully accredited university classes. Credit for these courses can be applied toward elective credit or a minor in civic engagement and leadership through the College of Arts and Sciences. This minor consists of 19 semester hours, of which at least six hours must be 300- or 400-level courses. In addition, students must take PHL 292 Introduction to Ethics or PHL 221 Honors Introduction to Ethics and NEW 237 Cooperation & Conflict or NEW 238 Honors: Coop. & Conflict. Students may apply up to 12 semester hours of Air Force studies courses toward the civic engagement and leadership minor. It is recommended that Air Force ROTC cadets apply credit for AFS 350 Usaf Leadership Studies, AFS 360 Usaf Leadership Studies, AFS 470 National Security Affair and AFS 480 National Security Affair toward this minor and take PHL 292 Introduction to Ethics or PHL 221 Honors Introduction to Ethics and NEW 237 Cooperation & Conflict or NEW 238 Honors: Coop. & Conflict. This course of action provides 12 semesters hours of credit toward the minor, meets the 300- or 400-level course requirements, and provides core degree credit for a humanities course. For additional details, please contact Air Force ROTC at (205) 348-5900.

NOTE: 300 and 400 level courses require completion of both 100 and 200 level courses and approval of the instructor.

 

Uniforms and Equipment

Students are furnished uniforms and other necessary items through the AFROTC supply officer. Upon a student’s withdrawal, uniforms and all other supplies must be returned to AFROTC within 72 hours. The full deposit will be refunded, minus laundry charges, to students who return all uniforms and equipment. AFROTC texts are furnished to all AFROTC students without charge.

Courses

AFS 101. Leadership Laboratory. 1 sem. hr.

AFS 102. Leadership Laboratory. 1 sem. hr.

AFS 110. Foundations Of The Usaf. 1 sem. hr.

AFS 120. Foundations Of The Usaf. 1 sem. hr.

AFS 201. Leadership Laboratory. 1 sem. hr.

AFS 202. Leadership Laboratory. 1 sem. hr.

AFS 230. Evolutn Of Us Air Power. 1 sem. hr.

AFS 240. Evolutn Of Us Air Power. 1 sem. hr.

AFS 301. Leadership Laboratory. 1 sem. hr.

AFS 302. Leadership Laboratory. 1 sem. hr.

AFS 350. Usaf Leadership Studies. 3 sem. hrs.

AFS 360. Usaf Leadership Studies. 3 sem. hrs.

AFS 401. Leadership Laboratory. 1 sem. hr.

AFS 402. Leadership Laboratory. 1 sem. hr.

AFS 470. National Security Affair. 3 sem. hrs.

AFS 480. National Security Affair. 3 sem. hrs.