Aerospace Studies

Course Overview

Each semester, for the first two years, students take a one-credit hour academic class and a one-credit hour Pass/No-Credit Leadership Laboratory (LLAB). The first two years collectively are referred to as the General Military Course (GMC). Upon successful completion of the GMC and an ensuing four-week Air Force field training course, qualified and selected students may elect to enroll in the final two years, referred to as the Professional Officer Course (POC). Each semester in the POC, students take a three-credit hour academic class and a one-credit hour Pass/No-Credit LLAB.

  • Take a step toward the blue. The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a four year educational program designed to provide theoretical and applied leadership experience to become an Air Force Officer, while you complete your bachelor’s degree at Texas Christian University.
  • The goal is to commission Second Lieutenants into the Air Force after evaluating leadership characteristics and ensuring Air Force ROTC and degree requirements are completed.
  • Air Force ROTC will help you develop both leadership skills and self-confidence.
  • All Air Force ROTC classes are undergraduate-level electives that count as credit toward your degree and GPA, and are taught by active-duty Air Force officers with a broad range of experience and previous assignments.

Course Examples by Year

Fr

The Foundations of the US Air Force I
The Foundations of the US Air Force II
Leadership Lab

So

The Evolution of USAF Air & Space Power I
The Evolution of USAF Air & Space Power II
Leadership Lab

Jr

Air Force Leadership & Management I
Air Force Leadership & Management II
Leadership Lab

Sr

National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society I
National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society II
Leadership Lab

Where Graduates Go

Pilot, nurse, engineer, scientist, or hundreds more! A student who successfully completes all four years in the program, and upon graduation, will begin an exciting career in the Air Force in one of many challenging and rewarding jobs. In addition to the on-campus training program, when funding allows, we offer training opportunities throughout the world. Participating cadets can travel to Europe, the Far East, and South America — and throughout the United States — to receive hands-on, practical training with active-duty units of all types and missions. Other training opportunities include free-fall
parachute training and glider training, as well as numerous leadership and technical training opportunities.