Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)
Unit Admissions Officer
Temple students are eligible to participate in Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) through a cross-enrollment agreement with St. Joseph's University. All Aerospace Studies courses are held on the St. Joseph's campus. The AFROTC program en ables a college student to earn a commission as an Air Force officer while concurrently satisfying requirements for the baccalaureate or masterís degree.
The program of Aerospace Studies at St. Joseph's University offers both two-year and four-year curricula leading to a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force. In the four-year curriculum, a student takes the General Military Course (GMC) during the freshman and sophomore years, attends a four-week summer training program, and then takes the Professional Officer Course (POC) in the junior and senior years. A student is under no contractual obligation to the Air Force until entering the POC or ac cepting an Air Force scholarship. In the two-year curriculum, a student attends a five-week summer training program and then enters the POC in junior year. Students must apply for the two-year program no later than December 1 of their sophomore year.
The subject matter of the freshman and sophomore years is developed from an historical perspective and focuses on the scope, structure, and history of military power with the emphasis on the development of air power. During the junior and senior years, the curriculum concentrates on the concepts and practices of leadership and management, and the role of national security forces in contemporary American society.
In addition to the academic portion of the curriculum, each student participates in a two-hour Leadership Laboratory each week.
Air Force ROTC offers two, three, and four-year scholarships on a competitive basis to qualified applicants. Scholarships cover tuition, lab fees, reimbursement for books, plus a $150.00 tax-free monthly stipend. All members of the POC, regardless of s cholarship status, receive the $150.00 tax-free monthly stipend.
To complete the Air Force ROTC program and obtain a commission as an officer, students must as a minimum complete Aerospace Studies 2011, 2021, 2031, and 2041.
1011. Air Force Today I (1 s.h.) F
1021. Air Force Today II (1 s.h.) S
1031. The Air Force Way I (1 s.h.) F
1041. The Air Force WayII (1 s.h.) S
2011. Air Force Leadership and ManagementI (3 s.h.) F
2021. Air Force Leadership and Management< II (3 s.h.) S
2031. National Security Issues I (3 s.h.) F
2041. National Security Issues II (3 s.h.) S