Catalogue 2012 - 2013

Air Force ROTC

The Aerospace Studies Program, also known as Air Force ROTC, is unique in that it is the only agent through which a student can, upon graduation, receive a commission as an officer in the United States Air Force. To earn this commission, a student must enroll in Aerospace Studies courses, pass an Air Force Officer Qualifying Test, be physically qualified, attend an officer field training summer camp, and receive a baccalaureate degree.

Upon graduation and commissioning, the officer will normally serve a period of active duty in the Air Force. To assist the student while in college, the program offers a variety of one, two, three and four year scholarships, and provides a monthly stipend of $250-$400 to all contracted cadets, as well as $600 per year for textbooks. Students in good academic standing in any recognized major are eligible for scholarships and subsequent commissions.

There are limits to the amount of ROTC credit that can be counted toward a degree. Students majoring within the College of Arts and Sciences are limited to 15 credit hours, College of Business students are limited to 12 credit hours, and College of Engineering students are limited to 3 credit hours which must be at the 300-level or above.

For additional information about this program, please contact Air Force ROTC at 413-545-2437 or email usairforcerotc@wne.edu. One can also view the website at www.umass.edu/afrotc.