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

David K. Roberts, Chair


Professor Roberts. Assistant Professors Dickson, Jett, Loya.


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 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 the two-year program. Deviations from these two programs must be approved by the chair of the division. Students who complete either program with at least a bachelor's degree are awarded commissions as U.S. Air Force officers.

Programs of Study

Four-Year Program Eligibility Requirements

1. U.S. citizen.

2. Full-time student.

3. In sound physical condition.

4. Of good moral character.

5. Able to complete the Professional Officer Course before reaching the age of 26 1/2 years if programmed for flying training, or 32 years if programmed for non-flying training.

6. Able to meet eligibility requirements 2-4 of the two-year program 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 a satisfactory result on the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test, as well as 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. During the last two years of the program, each student receives $150 per month, tax free, for the duration of the school year. Students in the program also receive $850 for tuition and fees and $150 for books during each semester as long as their GPA is above 2.35 and they are 27 or younger. 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. Have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

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

4. Attain a satisfactory score on the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test and pass an Air Force medical examination, completed during the spring semester prior to entering the AFROTC program.

5. Complete a paid six-week summer training course at an Air Force base prior to fall enrollment.

Students in the two-year program receive $150 tax free, per month during the school year. Entrance is competitive. 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 3 hours of political science or history credit with prior written approval from the student's major department.

Leadership Laboratory

A required corresponding level leadership laboratory is taken an average of one hour 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 both the four-year and two-year programs, provide full tuition, fees, a textbook allowance and a tax-free subsistence allowance of $150 per month. National 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. Students who are accepted into this program enroll for the courses at UNT but attend the courses at UTA. Please consult the military science department at UTA for further information.

Courses of Instruction

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