Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFROTC)
The Department of Aerospace Studies through Saint Joseph’s University offers Bryn Mawr College students a three-year and four-year curriculum 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 accepting an Air Force scholarship. In the three-year curriculum, a student completes AER 101, AER 102, AER 201, and AER 202 during the sophomore year, and then enters the POC in the junior year. The subject matter of the freshman and sophomore years is developed from a historical perspective and focuses on the scope, structure, and history of military power with the emphasis on the development of air power and its relationship to current events. 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 curricula, each student participates in a two-hour Leadership Laboratory (AER 251, 252, 351, or 352) each week. During this period the day-to-day skills and working environment of the Air Force are discussed and explained. The Leadership Lab utilizes a student organization designed for the practice of leadership and management techniques.
Air Force ROTC offers scholarships for two, three, and four years on a competitive basis to qualified applicants. All scholarships are applied to tuition and lab fees, and include a textbook allowance, plus a tax-free monthly stipend which varies from $ $250 - $400, depending on graduation date.
For further information on the AFROTC program, scholarships, and career opportunities, contact:
Unit Admissions Officer
AFROTC Detachment 750
Saint Joseph’s University
Philadelphia, PA 19131