Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps courses are not offered on the SMU campus; however, SMU students who wish to earn appointments as commissioned officers in the U.S. Air Force may participate in the Air Force general military course and professional officer course through the University of North Texas in Denton. The Air Force ROTC program develops skills and provides education vital to the career officer. Active-duty Air Force personnel provide all instruction and program administration. Students who participate in the UNT Air Force ROTC program are responsible for their own travel and other physical arrangements.
The program is open to all students. First-year students may enroll in the four-year program, and students with at least three undergraduate or graduate academic years remaining may apply for the two- or three-year program. Current emphasis in the Air Force ROTC college scholarship program is to award scholarships to candidates pursuing undergraduate engineering or other scientific and technical disciplines. Nearly 90 percent of Air Force ROTC scholarships are awarded in these disciplines. However, students in every degree program enjoy scholarship opportunities as the Air Force seeks to engage students who excel both academically and militarily. Scholarships are awarded at various amounts in increments of four, three and two years and entitlements may be extended to cover a fifth year of school if the student is taking an approved technical major. Uniforms and textbooks for Air Force ROTC courses are issued at no cost to cadets.
Students register for the aerospace studies courses at the same time and in the same manner as they register for other SMU courses. The Air Force ROTC courses may be taken as electives in most academic majors. Successful completion of degree requirements and the Air Force ROTC program can lead to a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Students with at least six months of active military service may be granted waivers on a portion of the general military course. Consult the University of North Texas’ AFROTC Detachment 835 Recruiting Flight Commander for more details regarding prior enlisted accreditation.
For more information, students should contact Air Force ROTC, University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle, #305400, Denton, TX, 76203; 940-369-8674; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.afrotc.unt.edu.
For information about Army ROTC, see the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps section in the Lyle School of Engineering portion of the catalog.
CoursesAerospace Studies (ROTC)