Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) instills college students with the leadership, interpersonal and critical thinking skills required to succeed as premiere leaders of character for the nation while working toward a baccalaureate degree. Students taking AFROTC apply their knowledge and experience in a practical military training environment of peers. The Aerospace Studies course offerings focus on educating students in four core areas: the profession of arms, the development of aerospace power, leadership and communication theories, and national defense. Successful completion of the AFROTC program leads to a commission as a military officer in the world's best Air Force or Space Force. Air and Space Force officers serve in a variety of specialties including aviation, intelligence, cyber security, logistics, finance, engineering, maintenance, scientific research, program management and medicine.
A minor in Aerospace Studies provides a distinctive academic experience that affords students a strong understanding of aerospace power, leadership and national defense from the Air Force’s perspective. Students participate in leadership academic courses designed to improve communication skills and provide a window into military life. Students may take the AFROTC academic courses offered without any military commitment. If students wish to be considered for entry into the AFROTC program, they must meet certain requirements to pursue a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) offers training in the principles of leadership, interpersonal and critical thinking skills. Those who complete the course of instruction and are otherwise eligible may be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. AFROTC offers opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and experience in a practical military training environment of peers in a variety of leadership experiences, academic challenges, and unique learning opportunities not available with any other department. Qualified students may receive scholarships, opportunities for study abroad in military exchange programs, adventure training or other leadership intern programs. Aerospace Studies courses and minor are open to all UW students to include those not desiring a commission in the United States Air Force.