Minor in Aerospace Studies
The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (Air Force ROTC) is an educational program designed to give men and women the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing their college degrees. The Air Force ROTC program is focused on preparing cadets to become leaders in today’s high-tech Air Force. Upon completion of the AFROTC program and the attainment of a baccalaureate degree the graduate receives a commission as an officer in the US Air Force. A monthly subsistence is provided during the junior and senior years. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis in increments of four, three, and two years. Air Force ROTC enrollment is not restricted to individuals who wish to become commissioned officers in the USAF. Students may elect to take Air Force ROTC without seeking a commission in courses for academic credit only, earning elective credits for university degrees. These students are not required to attend the traditional AFROTC activities.
The first half of the four-year program is called the General Military Course, which is offered during a student’s freshman and sophomore years. NSC and CSN students may take these courses which are offered at UNLV. This program allows students to try out Air Force ROTC for up to two years without incurring any obligation (unless they are on an Air Force ROTC scholarship). As students attend class, they learn more about the Air Force and the historical development of airpower. The last two years are called the Professional Officer Course. These junior and senior level classes, offered at UNLV, cover leadership skills and national defense policy. Students must be enrolled full time at NSC and CSN in order to take these courses and commission as second lieutenants upon successful completion of the program.