Air Force ROTC
of Aerospace Studies
164 Memorial Hall, 419-372-2176
Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps
(AFROTC) program, offered by the Department
of Aerospace Studies, provides college-level
education to prepare interested men and women
for commissioning as second lieutenants in
the United States Air Force. The program emphasizes
leadership, managerial skills, and the development
of each student's sense of personal integrity,
honor, and individual responsibility.
AFROTC program consists of a General Military
Course (GMC) offered to freshmen and sophomores,
and a Professional Officer Course (POC) offered
to selected juniors and seniors. Admission
to the GMC is open to most U.S. citizens over
the age of 14 and the student must be enrolled
in the University and registered for a minimum
of 12 academic hours. Uniforms and textbooks
are provided at no cost. If the student is
selected for an AFROTC scholarship, they will
receive a stipend (during the academic year)
of $300.00 per month as a freshman and $350.00
per month as a sophomore. In addition, they
will receive $450.00 per semester for books.
Enrollment in the academic class only is open
to all students wanting to learn more about
leadership, the Air Force, and military service.
to the POC is on a competitive basis for those
students who successfully complete the GMC.
Requirements for selection to the POC include
successful completion of the Air Force Officer's
Qualifying Test, completion of a four-week
summer field training camp, and a medical
examination. The student must be of high moral
character and demonstrate outstanding leadership
potential. The student spends five hours per
week in AFROTC. While enrolled in the POC,
students receive $450-500 per academic month
(tax-free) and free AFROTC uniforms. Enrollment
of international students is governed by Air
Force regulations. However, any student may
attend academic classes only as a special
student (there is no stipend for special students)
and receive elective credit for the course.
accelerated three-year program is available
to students who join their sophomore year.
GMC classes are doubled up and the student
must also meet physical requirements for selection.
One and two-year programs are available for
Law Students. These students attend an extended
six-week summer field training encampment.
Check with the department for details.
leadership training activities (leadership
laboratory) are a part of each course and
offer opportunities for practical leadership
training and experience in a supervised environment.
Physical training is also conducted two to
three times per week. Students enrolled in
aerospace studies may use these courses as
elective credits as prescribed by the individual
selected students are eligible for two or
three-year ROTC scholarships. Scholarships
provide up to full college tuition, required
fees, textbook allowance, and pay the recipient
$350-500 per academic month (tax-free). See
for more details.
who successfully complete the AFROTC program
and graduate from the University are commissioned
as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force
and are called to active duty. Commitment
incurred is normally four years; however,
students designated for pilot or navigator
training will serve a longer time, based on
current AF requirements.
620 (Aerospace Studies) also offers a Minor
in Aerospace Leadership for graduating students/cadets
at BGSU. Additionally, any student on scholarship
with AFROTC is receives a room and board scholarship
by the university. Check with the department
for more details.