Aerospace Studies administers and supervises the curriculum of the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) in Northeast Pennsylvania. The program prepares undergraduate students to serve as military officers in the United States Air Force.
The first two years of the four-year program constitute the General Military Course (GMC). GMC courses are open to any university student. Students enrolling in these courses do not incur any military service obligation. (Exception: Air Force scholarship recipients incur a commitment at the beginning of their sophomore year.) The GMC curriculum consists of four one-credit Aerospace Studies courses; a non-credit leadership laboratory each semester, which introduces students to U.S. Air Force history and environment, customs, courtesies, drill and ceremonies, and leadership skills; and Physical Training (PT) twice weekly.
Recommended 4-Year Course Sequence Leading to a Commission in the United States Air Force
The General Military Course (GMC) Consists of four one-credit courses which are introductory in nature and open to freshmen or sophomores. Student enrolling in these courses do not incur any military service obligation (Exception: Air Force scholarship recipients incur a commitment at the beginning of their sophomore year.) Course credit value are shown with each course.
|First Semester||Second Semester|
of the USAF I
of the USAF II
|AS 103||Leadership Laboratory||0||AS 104||Leadership Laboratory||0|
|Third Semester||Fourth Semester|
|AS 201||Evolution of USAF
Air & Space Power I
|1||AS 202||Evolution of USAF
Air & Space Power II
|AS 203||Leadership Laboratory||0||AS 204||Leadership Laboratory||0|
Variations in the above schedule are possible. Sophomores with no AFROTC experience can enroll in both the one-credit freshman and sophomore courses (our "dual-enrollee" program).
Summer Field Training
|4-Week AFROTC Field Training|
|AS 240||4-week AFROTC
2- and 4-Year Programs
Recommended Course Sequence
Professional Development Training is voluntary. Throughout the entire 4-year program, cadets may volunteer and compete for various programs which allow them to experience life on an Air Force base and expose them to various career fields within the Air Force; freefall opportunities at the Air Force Academy; Air Assault school with the Army; and a multitude of other training programs.
Qualified students may compete for duty as pilots, navigators, engineers, nurses, meteorologists, computer analysts, lawyers, security forces or any of a number of other career fields. Students who satisfactorily complete the curriculum requirements are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force, and will serve on active duty in a career specialty they have chosen, consistent with USAF needs.