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Aerospace Studies/ROTC

Departmental Highlights

  • More than 100 students are involved with the ROTC detachment.
  • Uniforms and books for ROTC classes are provided at no cost.
  • ROTC at ASU is one of the largest programs of its kind in Texas and has earned several awards, including the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award and the “High Flight” Award for top units in the nation.
  • Students are encouraged to become involved with the department’s student organizations: Arnold Air Society (AAS), Silver Wings and the Ram Guard.


ASU’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Detachment 847 offers leadership training, and its graduates are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force, where they begin careers with competitive wages and benefits, including health insurance.

AFROTC cadets can choose any major available at ASU. ROTC classes can be counted as electives, and nine semester credit hours of your Professional Officer Course (junior- and senior-level) classes can also count as half a minor. Cadets devote an average of five to six hours a week to the program through aerospace studies classes, physical fitness drills and leadership labs.


There is no military obligation during the first two years of the program unless students are recipients of a National Air Force Scholarship. Students who choose to leave the program still receive academic credit for courses completed. A four-year military obligation is in place for those who complete the program (with additional obligation for pilots and navigators after flight training).