Skip to body

Air Force ROTC

CWU Catalog/Program Information

The Online Electronic Catalog (OEC) is the university's official compilation for all curriculum. The OEC serves as the basis for major, minor, specialization, certificate, and program requirements for the academic year. For current policy and curriculum requirements refer to the CWU online catalog at http://www.cwu.edu/registrar/catalogs. You may choose the catalog that is appropriate for your program requirements, based on the quarter that you were accepted into your program. Some students may be using more than one catalog to meet general education and major requirements.

A student should expect to meet the specific requirements of the departments listed in the OEC that is current at the time he or she is accepted by the department into the major or minor program. Graduate students admitted to the master's degree program may use the catalog they are admitted under or the current one. A student should expect to complete general education requirements as listed in the OEC current at the time of first enrollment at either Central or a community college in the state of Washington (provided he or she transfers directly to CWU from the community college) and has not attended another four-year institution.

Department Information

The United States Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC), represented at CWU by Detachment 895, develops leaders in preparation to be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force. Upon completing a baccalaureate/master's degree and all officer qualifications, graduates are commissioned and enter active duty. The program is designed to work with your other academic courses and is taught by active duty officer/professors. The Air Force is seeking qualified candidates from under-represented groups including women, African Americans, Hispanics, Asian/Pacific Islanders, and Native American/Alaskan Natives.

The program is designed to educate students about aerospace studies, with a leadership lab to provide a unique opportunity to practice leadership skills. The Aerospace Studies courses cover an introduction to the Air Force, history, leadership, and regional studies/preparation for active duty. Between sophomore and junior year, students attend a four-week field-training encampment, where they are introduced to an intensive training environment designed to teach critical teamwork, leadership, and fellowship skills. Each year there is also an opportunity to visit an Air Force base to see the environment and meet members of the Air Force. All textbooks, materials, and uniforms are provided.

Admission Requirements

Students from any academic major degree program with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA are eligible. Enrollment in the freshman and sophomore classes creates no obligation to the Air Force. A contractual agreement is required after the sophomore year to continue in the ROTC program. Students are eligible to compete for an enrollment allocation into the POC only after successfully passing a medical examination, physical fitness test and having an excellent SAT, ACT or AFOQT (Air Force Officer Qualifying Test) score.

Transfer Students

Students transferring from other institutions who are interested in pursuing a commission in the Air Force should contact the Unit Admissions Officer prior to their fall quarter, if possible.

Scholarships

AFROTC competitive merit scholarships are available and awarded to both non-technical and technical majors. A scholarship will normally cover tuition, fees, and books. Those who have never been a full-time college student may apply for a four-year AFROTC scholarship at www.afrotc.com by December 1 (the year prior to attending college). College freshmen and sophomores may compete for three-year and two-year scholarships. All contracted cadets in good standing receive a monthly stipend, separate from any scholarships.

Special Training Opportunities

There are a variety of summer programs available to enhance a student's knowledge of the Air Force. Opportunities such as base visits, flying, parachuting, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, engineering, space orientation, as well as trips to other countries to enhance cultural awareness or language immersion. All travel and meals are provided.

Aerospace Studies Course Offerings

The following Aerospace Studies Course Offerings are available quarterly in AFRO sequences throughout the academic year.  For further details, please reference Aerospace Studies - Quarterly Undergraduate General Course Offerings spreadsheet.  Please annotate Aerospace Studies does not offer a Major degree; only an Aerospace Studies Minor consisting of 18 total credits.

Program Course Offerings

• AFRO 101 – Foundations of the USAF  Credits: (1)
• AFRO 101LAB – GMC Leadership Laboratory   Credits: (2)
• AFRO 102 - Foundations of the USAF   Credits: (1)
• AFRO 102LAB - GMC Leadership Laboratory   Credits: (2)
• AFRO 103 - Foundations of the USAF   Credits: (1)
• AFRO 103LAB - GMC Leadership Laboratory   Credits: (2)
• AFRO 201 - The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power   Credits: (1)
• AFRO 201LAB - GMC Leadership Laboratory   Credits: (2)
• AFRO 202 - The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power   Credits: (1)
• AFRO 202LAB - GMC Leadership Laboratory   Credits: (2)
• AFRO 203 – The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power   Credits: (1)
• AFRO 203LAB - GMC Leadership Laboratory   Credits: (2)
• AFRO 296 - Individual Study   Credits: (1-3)
• AFRO 298 - Special Topics   Credits: (1-6)
• AFRO 301 - Air Force Leadership Studies   Credits: (3)
• AFRO 301LAB - POC Leadership Laboratory   Credits: (2)
• AFRO 302 - Air Force Leadership Studies   Credits: (3)
• AFRO 302LAB - POC Leadership Laboratory   Credits: (2)
• AFRO 303 - Air Force Leadership Studies   Credits: (3)
• AFRO 303LAB - POC Leadership Laboratory   Credits: (2)
• AFRO 350 - Four-week Summer Field Training   Credits: (3)
• AFRO 401 - National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty   Credits: (3)
• AFRO 401LAB - POC Leadership Laboratory   Credits: (2)
• AFRO 402 - National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty   Credits: (3)
• AFRO 402LAB - POC Leadership Laboratory   Credits: (2)
• AFRO 403 - National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty   Credits: (3)
• AFRO 403LAB - POC Leadership Laboratory   Credits: (2)
• AFRO 496 - Individual Study   Credits: (1-3)
• AFRO 498 - Special Topics   Credits: (1-6)

Aerospace Studies Minor

AFROTC courses are accredited and may be taken as an academic minor or as free electives.  The Aerospace Studies Minor is awarded upon successful completion of the required courses.  For further details, please reference Aerospace Studies Minor - Quarterly Undergraduate Course Offerings spreadsheet.

Required Courses

• AFRO 301 - Air Force Leadership Studies   Credits: (3)
• AFRO 302 - Air Force Leadership Studies   Credits: (3)
• AFRO 303 - Air Force Leadership Studies   Credits: (3)
• AFRO 401 - National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty   Credits: (3)
• AFRO 402 - National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty   Credits: (3)
• AFRO 403 - National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty   Credits: (3)

   Total Credits: 18

Current as of:  Thursday, 26 March 2015