Air Force ROTC: Aerospace Studies at the University of Cincinnati

Air Force ROTC produces leaders for the Air Force by training the whole person concept of leadership (communication, motivation, team building and public speaking).

Qualified Mount St. Joseph University students train to become a leader in America’s aerospace force through a cooperative agreement with the University of Cincinnati.

Qualified students may also compete for scholarship opportunities with Air Force ROTC.

You and Air Force ROTC

Air Force ROTC will prepare you to assume your position as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. Along the way you will develop into a leader through a combination of classroom and practical leadership experiences as well as esprit de corps activities with others in the cadet wing.

Scholarships are also available for those students interested in the program.

Once you graduate, you’ll be commissioned as a second lieutenant and be ready to take on a career as a pilot, navigator, engineer, program manager, scientist, space and missile operator, air battle manager, nurse, security forces or maintenance officer as well as any of the over 150 officer career fields offered.

Aerospace Studies Overview

Any one from an incoming freshman to an established student may qualify for the program.

The Air Force ROTC program begins with the General Military Course. As a freshman or sophomore you’ll split your time between classroom work, a one semester-hour aerospace studies course, and hands on leadership skills development, the leadership laboratory.

As a junior and senior your classroom instruction increases to 3 semester-hour courses and you assume cadet wing leadership positions in the leadership laboratory.

You’ll earn 12 semester-hours while completing courses in your academic major and the aerospace studies classes count towards your degree requirements. Please see your advisor for specifics for your academic major.

Once all of your degree requirements and aerospace studies requirements are complete you’ll be commissioned as an officer in your United States Air Force.

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