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The University of Arizona Extended University promotes lifelong learning by extending the resources of The University of Arizona through convenient educational programs.
Credit Courses for Degree Programs
Extended University manages off-campus courses for University of Arizona undergraduate and graduate credit. Credit courses are offered through a variety of formats worldwide.
Working with academic deans, Extended University manages degree programs offered through the Evening and Weekend Campus. It also manages VideoCampus, Correspondence, and other off-campus and distance-learning resources.
Advising: Advising is available during daytime and evening hours and provides services such as:
evaluating students' current educational needs
determining goals, both educational and personal
analyzing student strengths and weaknesses
addressing financial concerns
finding creative solutions for their time constraints
making arrangements for transcript evaluation, admission and registration, and support services
Other Credit and Non-Credit Programs
INDIVIDUAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES-Individual-development courses are offered for personal enrichment; professional-development courses are designed to enhance job performance and expand career opportunities. Teacher training, computer skills, business and professional writing, management and leadership, economics, accelerated language, music, arts, creative writing and environmental education are among the many individual and professional development program areas available.
BUSINESS AND CONTRACT EDUCATION-Extended University serves outside companies, agencies, and groups by providing assessments, classes, training programs, video courses, certificate programs, and other services designed for and delivered to the organization's site.
CERTIFICATE AWARD PROGRAMS-These may be arranged to provide and recognize specialized professional development. Such programs include supervisory skills, creative writing, business and professional writing and team-building.
CONFERENCE SERVICES-Working with colleges, departments and faculty, conference services assists in planning regional, national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)-Through the conference
services division, continuing education units may be awarded for
participation in individual and professional-
SENIOR PROGRAMS/SAGE-Seniors' Achievement and Growth through Education (SAGE) is a membership learning-in-retirement society which offers university-level intellectual stimulation in a social context to senior citizens.
ELDERHOSTEL-One of the largest Elderhostel programs in the United States, UA Elderhostel offers low-cost, one-week residential academic programs for people age 60 and over. Programs are available in Nogales and Tucson as well as at the White Stallion Ranch northwest of Tucson.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS/SEEK/SPEAK/LEAP-Summer enrichment classes for children include classes for elementary and middle school children, summer Spanish-language and ESL, immersion programs and creative movement. SEEK Saturdays are weekend enrichment classes during the school year in the arts, nature and a variety of other activities. Video-based foreign-language education to school children in their regular classrooms is also available.
TRAVELEARN-Educational group travel tours provide learning opportunities which include scholarly escorts, on-site lectures and discussions, seminars, and field experiences.
WRITING WORKS CENTER-Small classes and distinguished faculty members help students improve skills in business and professional writing and creative writing. Certificate programs are available.
University, high school, middle school, ESL, and bilingual courses are available for credit or enrichment. The program is designed to meet the educational needs and objectives of students unable to attend regular on-campus classes. These may be students who have begun college work at The University of Arizona or elsewhere; professional or business people who need to upgrade their skills; students who need high-school courses to satisfy requirements for diplomas or remove deficiencies for college admission; adults who need help preparing for the G.E.D. test; people living in remote areas who want to take advantage of the resources of higher education; middle school students; and others. Courses may begin at any time, and there are no admission or age requirements. Students receive individual instruction and a written record of accomplishments.
University Correspondence Courses
University correspondence courses are designed to parallel the same courses offered on campus. As many as sixty units taken through university correspondence may be applied to an undergraduate degree. Correspondence units do not fulfill those graduation requirements which specify "University Credit" (see "Graduation Average" and "University Credit Requirement" policies in the Academic Policies and Graduation Requirements section of this catalog).
Correspondence study programs may be completed by students anywhere in the world. Lessons and examinations are mailed between student and instructor. Tucson-area students take examinations in the correspondence office at Extended University. Students residing outside Tucson take exams in the local community under the supervision of an approved proctor. Up to one year is allowed for completion of a correspondence course.
Although admission to The University of Arizona is not required for correspondence enrollment, all credit earned by correspondence students is held in reserve for them until they enroll in a degree program. University of Arizona students must obtain the written approval of an advisor in the college in which they are enrolled before they may register for a credit correspondence course. Prospective correspondence students from other colleges or universities are responsible for obtaining any authorization required from their institutions.
Evening and Weekend Campus
Evening and Weekend Campus offers credit courses evenings and weekends to adults who cannot attend daytime classes. Now available are the PCC/UA interdisciplinary studies major and the Graduate Gerontology Certificate Program.
The PCC/UA Bachelor of Arts Degree Program
Pima Community College (PCC) and The University of Arizona cooperate in providing evening and weekend courses that lead to a PCC Associate of Arts degree and a UA Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in interdisciplinary studies (IDS).The IDS major allows students to create a program that supports their occupational goals. Lower-division courses are taken at PCC to fulfill the requirements for the Associate of Arts degree and meet the general education requirements for The University of Arizona. Students take upper-division courses at The University of Arizona to complete the baccalaureate degree.
The IDS major permits a student to combine three disciplines into a coherent and intellectually challenging major. Areas of study available for the IDS major are: business, communication, English, political science, psychology, regional development, and Spanish.For detailed requirements, see Arts and Sciences section of this catalog. For additional general information about the program, contact an advisor at any Pima Community College campus or call the Extended University advisor at (520) 624-UofA, ext. 249.
Office of the Summer Session
Summer Session provides opportunities for academic, cultural, and recreational enrichment. Courses offered are of the same character as those given during the regular academic year, with the same academic standards applied. More than 800 credit courses are offered during the summer. The summer program is coordinated by the Office of Summer Session, with departmental academic programs determined by academic deans.Up to 15 units of credit per summer may be earned at The University of Arizona. Summer Session classes are open to all regularly admitted students. Summer-only undergraduate admission is also available.
Detailed information about summer courses and other programs is published in the Summer Session Schedule of Classes available each February.
Winter Session is a three-week term that is held during the break between the fall and spring semesters. Students may earn up to three units of credit. Registration for Winter Session takes place in early December. For more information, call the Summer Session Office at (520) 624-UofA, ext. 250.
VideoCampus delivers University of Arizona courses to students in a live interactive mode via broadcast, campus feed, or satellite, and by videotape. Courses are also available throughout Tucson via People's Choice TV. Using video technology and other delivery methods, students can be served anywhere in the world. Programs now available include: undergraduate and graduate credit courses, graduate degree programs, courses for individual and professional development, customized courses developed for clients' specific needs, and video conferences on topics such as managerial and technical training, professional development, and office management.
Degree Programs: The following degree programs are available wholly or partially through VideoCampus:
The Master of Library Science degree
The Master of Science degree with a major in electrical engineering, emphases in communication devices, digital hardware, electronic circuits, electronic packaging, and general purpose.
The Master of Science degree with a major in optical sciences available from The University of Arizona in cooperation with the National Technological University satellite network.
Certificate Programs: The Professional Certificate in Reliability and Quality Engineering is offered through VideoCampus and requires 15 units of graduate-level coursework.
Noncredit Courses: Prerecorded noncredit courses, available at any time, cover a variety of subjects. For a complete list of courses, call (520) 624-UofA.
Video Conferences: In the Tucson area, VideoCampus delivers video conferences to a variety of locations on topics such as managerial and technical training, professional development, and office management.
1140 N. Colombo
The University of Arizona Sierra Vista Campus delivers educational services at the junior, senior, and graduate levels in southeastern Arizona. Students may take lower-division courses at any accredited college or university and upper-division University of Arizona credit work at the Sierra Vista Campus for a complete undergraduate degree program. Courses are offered during the day or in the evenings.
Admission procedures for The University of Arizona credit programs in Sierra Vista are the same as for the Tucson campus.
In addition to facilities for teaching and advising at the Sierra Vista Campus, the University maintains offices for Community Affairs, the Cooperative Extension Service, and the Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC). The campus also maintains an office at Fort Huachuca.
Degree Programs in Sierra Vista
Students in southeastern Arizona may complete entire undergraduate and graduate (master's level) programs at the Sierra Vista Campus.Baccalaureate-degree programs are offered through a Two Plus Two arrangement with Cochise College, enabling the student to complete the equivalent of two years of course work at Cochise and two years of course work at The University of Arizona Sierra Vista Campus.
University of Arizona degree programs available in Sierra Vista are:
1. Bachelor of Arts with a major in interdisciplinary studies. Study areas available in Sierra Vista are business, English, family studies, history, political science, and psychology.
2. Bachelor of Arts with a major in political science.
3. Bachelor of Arts with a major in psychology.
4. Bachelor of Arts in Education with a major in elementary education.
5. Master of Education with a major in teaching and teacher education.
6. Master of Science with a major in electrical and computer engineering.
In addition, the Sierra Vista Campus offers a nondegree professional education sequence which prepares students for Postbaccalaureate Certification in Elementary and Secondary Education..
Two Plus Two
Students enrolled in the Two Plus Two interdisciplinary studies, political science, psychology or elementary education major may fulfill the general education requirements for The University of Arizona's College of Arts and Sciences at Cochise College. Those requirements include:
I. Basic Skills and Proficiencies
A. Freshman Composition (minimum of 6 credit hours)
B. Mathematics (3 credit hours, College Algebra or above)
C. Foreign Language (up to 16 credit hours)
II. Study Areas
A. Traditions and Cultures (9 credit hours)
B. Biological and Physical Sciences (8 credit hours)*
C. Individuals, Societies, and Institutions (9 credit hours)
D. Arts and Literature (3 credit hours each)*
*Requirements may vary slightly; please consult an advisor for complete degree information.
Bachelor of Arts Degree: Interdisciplinary Studies Major
Interdisciplinary studies programs are planned with and approved by an academic advisor. After completing the general education program, students choose three subject areas. Those available in Sierra Vista include business, English, family studies, history, political science, and psychology. Students should consult the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog for details regarding degree requirements. Advising appointments may be made by calling the Sierra Vista Campus office at (520) 458-UASV, ext.125.
Bachelor of Arts Degree: Political Science Major
The political science major in Sierra Vista emphasizes international relations, but also contains course work covering all major areas of political science. (See the Department of Political Science section for specific degree information.) Advising appointments may be made by calling the Sierra Vista Campus, 458-UASV, ext. 133.
Bachelor of Arts Degree: Psychology Major
The psychology major in Sierra Vista is designed to provide a
broad background to the field of psychology. (See the Department
of Psychology section for specific degree information.) Advising
appointments may be made by calling the Sierra
Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree: Elementary Education Major
The College of Education offers the junior- and senior-level professional courses necessary to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Education with a major in elementary education. Entrance into the College of Education for these professional courses is by competitive application. To be eligible for admission, students must have:
1. completed applications to The University of Arizona and the College of Education;
2. attained a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.5;
3. completed at least 56 credit hours of course work;
4. taken the Upper-Division Writing-Proficiency Examination (UDWPE).
Postbaccalaureate Certification in Elementary and Secondary Education
Students who already have bachelor's degrees may qualify to take the professional education courses necessary to apply for a teaching certificate-all in Sierra Vista. To be considered for admission to the College of Education's postbaccalaureate program, the applicant must have earned an undergraduate degree with a grade-point average of at least 2.5 at a regionally accredited institution. The amount of time the program takes depends upon the content of the undergraduate degree. Advising appointments may be made by calling the Sierra Vista Campus, 458 - UASV, ext. 125.
Note: Some secondary education courses may need to be taken on the Tucson Campus.
Master of Science Degree: Electrical Engineering Major
The Master of Science degree requires at least 30 units. The course work offered in Sierra Vista is through a combination of interactive video and video tape. There are thesis and nonthesis options. The nonthesis option requires at least 24 units in the major field and six units in a minor field. The thesis option requires 18 units in the major field, six units in a minor field, and six units of thesis credit. Each candidate must pass a final oral examination.
To enter the program, students must have a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited or approved institution; an undergraduate grade-point average of at least 3.2; a Graduate Record Exam quantitative score greater than 80 percent; a verbal score greater than 25 percent; and a Statement of Purpose. For more information, contact the graduate academic advisor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tucson Campus, (520) 621-2434.
Master of Arts & Master of Education: Teaching and Teacher Education Major
Students may study toward the Master of Arts (M.A.) or the Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree in Teaching and Teacher Education at the Sierra Vista Campus. For further information, contact the Sierra Vista Office, 458-UASV, ext. 132.
The Office of Community Affairs
Responding to community needs and concerns, the office provides assistance to individuals, businesses, local government leaders, and organizations that are interested in establishing contacts with the University. Outreach programs enhance community and governmental relations, economic development, and the understanding of state and local policy issues. The office arranges for speakers, exhibits, and materials to represent the University at local events and programs. Call 458-UASV, ext. 137 for additional information.
Cooperative Extension - Cochise County
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension has a full-time agent located at the Sierra Vista Campus. Programs or information on nutrition, family and youth issues, home gardening, family finances, landscaping and conservation of natural resources are all available for interested groups or individuals. For more information on any of the programs or 4-H Youth Development programs and clubs, contact the office at (520) 458 UASV, ext. 141.
Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center, Inc.
Established to serve health professionals through training, recruitment, and resources, SEAHEC has a satellite office in Cochise County in conjunction with The University of Arizona. Each year SEAHEC brings more than a hundred university students into rural areas for a portion of their clinical training in fields such as pharmacy, nursing, medicine, social work, and physical therapy. For more information, contact SEAHEC, The University of Arizona Sierra Vista Campus, (520) 458-UASV, ext. 134.
Harvill Building, Suite 147
The Study Abroad Office, a part of the Office of International Programs, offers opportunities for foreign study on a summer, semester, or year-long basis. Study Abroad counselors assist students in choosing a program, gaining admission, selecting classes, planning housing and transportation and arranging for academic credit. The office keeps an extensive library of literature and videotapes on foreign study programs around the world. Costs for programs vary. Limited financial aid is available through the Study Abroad Office and foreign institutions; in addition, students qualifying for financial aid through The University of Arizona (e.g., Federal grants and loans) can normally apply those funds toward foreign study programs.
Historically, foreign study programs centered almost exclusively on language training and the humanities. That is no longer the case; a host of other intellectual interests, from economics and media arts to the natural sciences, can now be pursued through study abroad programs. Many programs are available in Western Europe through the Study Abroad Office: England, Spain, France, Italy, and Denmark are popular des-tinations. Programs also exist in Russia and Hungary. Additionally, as part of a growing commitment to offer more opportunities in non-Western arenas, the Study Abroad Office has expanded its programs in Latin America, the Middle East and East Asia.
In addition to study abroad programs, the Study Abroad Office also offers exchange programs with select foreign universities; exchange programs with a number of universities in Mexico are available to University of Arizona undergraduates, as well as exchange programs in Germany and Taiwan.
Harvill Building, Room 309
Students nationwide have the opportunity to study Intensive Spanish (1st, 2nd, & 3rd years) in six weeks for up to eight units of credit, and Intensive Spanish (1st & 2nd years) in three weeks for four units of credit. A five-week session offers additional Spanish language courses, as well as course work in such areas as literature, anthropology, bilingual education, and political science. A host family program, students' travel experiences and contact with the people of Mexico assist in integrating students' studies with the real-life context of Mexico. Undergraduate and graduate credits earned are transferable to most U.S. colleges and universities. For more information, contact the Guadalajara Summer School.
South Hall, Rooms 101, 109, 104, respectively
The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) has been an integral part of The University of Arizona since 1917. The School of Military Science, Naval Science and Military Aerospace Studies consists of three separate departments, the Department of Military Science (Army), Department of Naval Science (Navy and Marine Corps), and the Department of Military Aerospace Studies (Air Force), under the administrative control of the military coordinator, a civilian member of the University staff designated by the President of the University.
General objectives of the course of instruction are to furnish leaders suitable for commissioning as officers in the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force. Outstanding Army ROTC students who are designated Distinguished Military Students are eligible to apply for appointment as officers in the Regular Army. All graduating students in the Air Force ROTC program go on active duty. Intermediate objectives of the ROTC programs are to develop self-discipline; integrity; a sense of responsibility; an appreciation of the role of a participating citizen in the national defense; and the capacities for thoughtful and decisive leadership.
Department of Military Science
Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) is a program which offers college students the opportunity to graduate as officers and serve in the U.S. Army, the Army National Guard, or the U.S. Army Reserve. Army ROTC has been an integral part of The University of Arizona since 1917.
Army ROTC enhances a student's education by providing unique leadership and management training, along with practical experience. It helps a student develop many of the qualities basic to success in the Army, or in a civilian career. ROTC gives each college student a valuable opportunity to build for the future by earning a college degree and an officer's commission at the same time.
The Department of Military Science offers a regular four-year program and a special two-year program.
The four-year program is divided into two parts called the Basic Course and the Advanced Course. The Basic Course is usually taken during the first two years of college and covers such subjects as first aid, land navigation, basic rifle marksmanship, and leadership development. In addition, a variety of outside social and professional enrichment activities are available. All necessary ROTC textbooks, uniforms, and other essential materials for the Basic Course are furnished to the students at no cost. The student participating in the Basic Course is under no military obligation. After completing the Basic Course, students who have the desire and have demonstrated the potential to become an officer and who have met the physical and scholastic standards are eligible to enroll in the Advanced Course.
The Advanced Course is usually taken during the final two years of college. It includes instruction in organization and management, tactics, ethics and professionalism and further leadership development. All necessary textbooks and uniforms in the Advanced Course are also furnished to students at no cost. During the summer between their junior and senior years of college, Advanced Course cadets attend a paid six-week training session at Fort Lewis, Washington, called ROTC Advanced Camp. Advanced Camp gives cadets the chance to practice what they've learned in the classroom, and introduces them to Army life at an active Army post. Advanced Course cadets receive a monthly subsistence allowance of $100.00 during their ROTC training.
The two-year program is designed for junior and community college graduates, students at four-year colleges who did not take ROTC during their first two years of school, students entering a two-year post-graduate course of study, and high school students planning to attend military junior colleges. To enter the two-year program, students must first attend a fully-paid six-week Basic Camp, normally held during the summer between their sophomore and junior years of college. Students going to a military junior college will attend camp the summer following high school graduation. At Basic Camp, students learn to challenge themselves physically and mentally, and to build their confidence and self-esteem. After successful completion of Basic Camp, students who meet all the necessary enrollment requirements may enroll in the Advanced Course of ROTC study. Students with prior military service may qualify for the Advanced Program without having to attend Basic Camp.
Professional Military Education Requirement
Prior to commissioning, all cadets must take five professional military education (PME) courses. Cadets must select one course from each of the following fields of study: written communications, human behavior, military history, computers, and mathematics. The suggested courses serve as a guide to assist cadets. If a cadet wants to take another course in one of the required fields or transfer credits from another institution, he or she may do so. Consult an advisor to ensure all PME requirements are completed.
Military Service Credit
Credit toward graduation received for active military service (see "Credit for Military Service" in the Admission and Registration section of this catalog) can be used in lieu of lower-division (Basic Course) ROTC units in the four-year program with approval by the Professor of Military Science.
One to three units of credit are given for each semester completed of the Basic Course (total, four semesters).
Three units of credit are given for each semester completed of the Advanced Course (total, four semesters). Advanced Course ROTC cadets are required to sign a contract with the government to continue in ROTC until the completion of ROTC training.
Subsistence pay of $100.00 per month, tax-free, for a maximum of 20 months during the Advanced Course is paid to upper-division ROTC cadets. Additionally, students receive pay for summer camp and travel pay to and from ROTC Advanced Camp.
Army ROTC scholarships are offered for four, three and two years and are awarded on a competitive basis to the most outstanding students who apply. Four-year scholarships are awarded to students who will be entering college as a freshman. Three- and two-year scholarships are awarded to students already enrolled in college and to Army enlisted personnel on active duty. Students who attend the Basic Camp of the two-year program may compete for two-year scholarships while at camp.
Each scholarship pays for college tuition and required educational fees, and provides a specified amount for textbooks, supplies and equipment. Each scholarship also includes a subsistence allowance of up to $1,000 for every year the scholarship is in effect.
Department of Naval Science
The mission of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit is to develop midshipmen morally, mentally and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty in order to commission college graduates as naval officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward careers in the naval service, and have a potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government.
The Naval ROTC (NROTC) program is available to eligible high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Students progress through the program as either scholarship midshipmen or nonscholarship, college program midshipmen. Both programs lead to service as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps.
Students interested in either Naval ROTC program may apply at
any point during the year (contact the NROTC office at
The Naval ROTC program offers financial aid to both scholarship and college program midshipmen. Students in the NROTC scholarship program receive full tuition, course fees, books, uniforms and $100 per month. Additionally, scholarship students are eligible to receive the financial aid package for two, three, four, or five years. NROTC college program midshipmen receive Naval Science textbooks, uniforms, and if qualified, $100 per month during their junior and senior years.
Applications for the NROTC four- and five-year scholarship program must be made to the Navy by December 1 for entry in the program the following fall semester. The major factors examined during the application process are ACT/SAT scores, high school and college academic performance, leadership potential, and extracurricular activities. Applications for the NROTC two- or three-year scholarship programs and the nonscholarship, college program must be submitted through The University of Arizona NROTC Unit. These applications are accepted year round and are judged on the same criteria as the four- and five-year scholarship applicants.
Further information concerning the program may be obtained from high school and college counselors, local Navy recruiting centers, and the NROTC unit at The University of Arizona.
Courses of Instruction
Students are encouraged to pursue majors in the engineering and physical science (mathematics, chemistry, and physics) fields of study to meet the technological requirements of today's modern Navy. However, a student may elect to pursue any academic major provided the midshipman also completes the required Naval Science curriculum and the Navy-specified college courses outlined below.
While enrolled in the NROTC program the student will complete the following Naval Science and University courses in addition to their academic major requirements.
Naval Science 101 Introduction to Naval Science
Naval Science 202 Seapower and Maritime Affairs
Naval Science 401 Leadership and Management I
Naval Science 102 Naval Ship Systems I
Naval Science 301 Navigation and Naval Operations I
Naval Science 302 Navigation and Naval Operations II
Naval Science 201 Naval Ship Systems II
Naval Science 402 Leadership and Management II
Scholarship students must take the following University courses: ENGL 101, 102; MATH 124/125a-125b; PHYS 104a-104b or 110-116 or 110a-111b; one semester of foreign language; ENGR 101/MIS 111/C SC 115; and one semester in American Military History or National Security Policy. College program students have English, mathematics, computer and physical science requirements, also.
Course descriptions may be found under Naval Science in the Departments and Courses of Instruction section of this catalog. Marine Corps option students will take Naval Science 310, Evolution of Warfare; Naval Science 410, Amphibious Warfare; and two elective courses (approved by the Professor of Naval Science) during their third and fourth years.
All ROTC students attend Naval Science Leadership Laboratory once a week. In addition, NROTC scholarship students and senior college program students attend 4-6 weeks of summer training at various Naval Stations and ships throughout the world.
Department of Military Aerospace Studies
The Department of Military Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC), provides unique opportunities to students interested in entering the military profession as Air Force officers. Today's Air Force is a highly technologically advanced branch of the military forces. Whether a student's interest lies in flying the most advanced aircraft in the world or in the development of state-of-the-art technology, the Air Force can offer exciting and challenging opportunities to those who qualify. Graduates go on active duty in career fields where they can immediately apply their university education. Additionally, they assume advanced leadership and management responsibilities not normally found in civilian entry-level positions. Although a bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement, students working toward higher degrees can also join the program and receive a commission in the U.S. Air Force.
Air Force ROTC offers both a two- and four-year program. Both allow a student to compete for a commission in the United States Air Force, and they also provide the same mixture of military academic and leadership studies. The four-year program is generally recommended, however, due to the increased training provided.
The four-year program consists of the General Military Course-four semesters of lower-division aerospace studies classes; and the Professional Officer Course-four semesters of upper-division aerospace studies classes. The first four semesters carry no military obligation, giving students the opportunity to look at the military profession and the Air Force before making a commitment. Since the first four semesters have no prerequisites, they are open to any student interested in exploring Air Force opportunities. Also, a student may attend the first two semesters concurrently with the second two semesters, therefore effectively creating a three-year program.
The two-year program consists of the Professional Officer Course. Students must have at least a junior standing to enter the two-year program, but should apply during the fall or early spring of their sophomore year of study. Seniors and graduate students wishing to enter the two-year program must be willing to spend two years in ROTC as full-time students.
Every student accepted into the Professional Officer Course receives a $100.00 per month, tax-free subsistence allowance during the academic year. Scholarships are also available. Air Force ROTC offers four-, three-, and two-year scholarships. Students must apply for four-year scholarships as seniors in high school. Subsequent to high school, students must be enrolled in an Air Force ROTC class to apply. A student enrolled in any lower-division Air Force ROTC class may qualify for a scholarship. Scholarships pay tuition and fees, the cost of books, plus a $100.00 per month, tax-free subsistence allowance. Scholarships are awarded based on the student's achievement, not financial need, and do not extend the active duty commitment.
Lower-division Air Force ROTC classes carry two units of credit each semester. Upper-division classes carry three units each semester.For more information, please contact the Department of Military Aerospace Studies.