Special Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences administers the offering of courses in the Division of Aerospace Studies and University Courses.

Division of Aerospace Studies

Divisional Office
Kendall Hall, 144
AFROTC-Det 835
P.O. Box 305400
Denton, TX 76203-5400
(940) 565-2074
Web site: www.unt.edu/afrotc

Lt. Col. Patrick J. Smith, Chair


Professor Smith. Assistant Professors Aguilar, Brown, Lathrop, Pertuis.


The Air Force ROTC Program develops skills and provides education vital to the career Air Force officer as an integral part of the UNT curriculum. Active-duty and reserve Air Force personnel provide all classroom instruction and program administration.

The program is open to male and female students. Freshmen may enroll in the four-year program, and sophomores through graduate students with at least two undergraduate or graduate academic years remaining at UNT may apply for a two- or three-year program. Deviations from these programs must be approved by the chair of the division. Students who complete any program with at least a bachelor's degree are awarded commissions as U.S. Air Force officers.

Programs of Study

Three- and Four-Year Program Eligibility Requirements

1. Full-time student.

2. In sound physical condition.

3. Of good moral character.

4. Able to complete the Professional Officer Course before reaching the age of 29 1/2 years if programmed for flying training, or 34 years if programmed for non-flying training.

5. Able to meet eligibility requirements 2-4 of the two-year program below after the first two years of Air Force ROTC training (General Military Course).

Enrollment procedures for the first two years of Air Force ROTC, known as the General Military Course (GMC), are the same as for any other course at UNT. After completing the GMC, students who wish to compete for the last two years of the program, known as the Professional Officer Course (POC), must attain satisfactory results on the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test, physical fitness test and an Air Force medical examination.

Once these requirements have been met, students must attend four weeks of paid summer training at an Air Force base. As a POC, each student may compete to receive a tax free stipend, for the duration of the school year. Juniors receive $350 per month and seniors receive $400 per month. As long as their GPA is above 2.0 and they will be 30 or younger the year they graduate, POC students receive $1,500 for tuition and fees and $225 for books during each semester. Each student accepted to the POC must become a member of the Air Force Reserve (Obligated Reserve Section).

Two-Year Program Eligibility Requirements

1. Meet eligibility requirements 1-5 of the four-year program.

2. U.S. citizen.

3. Have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

4. Have at least two undergraduate or graduate academic years remaining at UNT.

5. Attain a satisfactory score on the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test, pass a physical fitness test and pass an Air Force medical examination.

6. Complete a paid five-week summer training course at an Air Force base.

Once students in the two-year program compete successfully for a slot in the POC, they may compete for the same stipend as the cadets in the four- and three-year program. Each student accepted into the two-year program must become a member of the Air Force Reserve (Obligated Reserve Section).

Credit for Required Courses

Completion of 12 semester hours of upper division ROTC courses can be substituted for PSCI 1050 with prior written approval from the student's major department.

Leadership Laboratory

A required corresponding level leadership laboratory is taken an average of two hours per week throughout the student's enrollment in AFROTC. Instruction is conducted within the framework of an organized cadet corps with a progression of experiences designed to develop each student's leadership potential.

Leadership Laboratory involves a study of Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, career opportunities in the Air Force, and the life and work of an Air Force junior officer. Students develop their leadership potential in a practical, supervised laboratory, which typically includes field trips to Air Force installations throughout the United States.

Special Consideration to Veterans

Students with at least six months of active military service may be granted waivers on a portion of the general military course. For information, consult the aerospace studies office.

Minor in Aerospace Studies

A minor in aerospace studies requires 18 hours, including AERO 3310, 3320, 4310 and 4320.


Uniforms and textbooks for AFROTC courses are issued at no cost to cadets.

Scholarship Programs

Scholarships, available to qualified students in the four-year, three-year and two-year programs, provide full tuition, in some cases fees, a textbook allowance and a tax-free subsistence allowance between $250 and $400 per month. Competition is based on SAT I or ACT results, high school or college academic record, and extracurricular and athletic activities. For information, contact the aerospace studies office.

Army ROTC Program

A similar Army ROTC program is available through a cooperative program with the University of Texas at Arlington Department of Military Science. Students who are accepted into this program enroll for the courses at UNT but attend the courses at UTA. UTA military science courses of instruction are printed in this catalog. Please consult the military science department at UTA for further information.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

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