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AFROTC is an in-college program dedicated to training future Air Force officers. Upon graduation, our cadets are commissioned as active duty Second Lieutenants in the United States Air Force.

  • 1 class per semester over 4 years
  • In the first two years, classes are 50 minutes once a week
  • In the last two years, classes are 3 hours once a week
  • All four years, all students also attend a 2 hour leadership laboratory once a week
  • All four years, all students also attend a 1 hour long physical training session 3 times a week
  • All classes and the lab are held at BGSU
  • This total required: 6 hours/week for the first two years & 8 hours/week for the last two years

Physical training (PT) is also required and usually occurs three mornings each week at numerous locations.  Cross-town cadets usually work out together for PT locally or carpool to BGSU. Students are required to take a fitness test every semester.

Air Force ROTC classes do not start for the term until the first Tuesday of BGSU's semester, even if your university starts their semester earlier than BGSU. Physical training will not start until the first Wednesday and it will be explained at the first lab.

Those cadets who are competitively selected will be sent to field training during the summer after their sophomore year (it is required for all cadets who wish to continue into the junior and senior years of the program). This training program is approximately one month long and is located at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, AL. Field training offers cadets the opportunity to develop skills as both a leader and team member.

Unless a scholarship is awarded to you and you accept it, there is NO initial military commitment or obligation for taking Aerospace courses.

Cadets contract with the Air Force in their junior year.

To discuss if you are medically qualified for military service, please contact our staff.  If you have any history of diagnosed medical issues (such as asthma, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, eating disorders, eczema/atopic dermatitis, depression/anxiety, etc.) or you take a prescription medication, please let us know. We can help find out if you will be qualified to be an officer before you start. Not all medical issues are disqualifying, but we need to know upfront so we can investigate your options.


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Updated: 09/26/2023 03:40PM