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Aerospace Studies/ROTC

Minor in Aerospace Studies/ROTC

Since ROTC cadets can choose any major available at ASU, you have the chance to meet and become friends with a diverse group of peer cadets.

Although cadets cannot earn a degree in Aerospace Studies, the third year of Aerospace Studies courses can meet a portion of the requirements for a minor in Leadership Studies.

Program Faculty

Our faculty members commitment to excellence runs deep. Our program instructors also take a genuine interest in cadets’ lives, offering guidance with coursework, help finding summer jobs and support during times of crisis.

Career Opportunities

ASU’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Detachment 847 offers superb leadership training and provides job security after graduation. Graduates are commissioned as second lieutenants in the Air Force and Space Force and begin careers with competitive wages and benefits, including health insurance.

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  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/306/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4000,2667/40148_COM_4803.rev.1576679213.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/306/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4000,2667/40148_COM_4803.rev.1576679213.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/306/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4000,2667/40148_COM_4803.rev.1576679213.jpg" alt="ROTC students doing pushups" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “I was interested in the Air Force, and the military in general, when I took a campus tour of Angelo State. It was there I was told ASU’s Detachment 847 was among the best in the nation. I believe joining Det. 847 is one of the best decisions I have made.”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Cadet Austin Krambeer</strong></p></div></div></div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2815/46263_COM_0797.rev.1616691417.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2815/46263_COM_0797.rev.1616691417.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2815/46263_COM_0797.rev.1616691417.jpg" alt="Hope Jenson working on a computer." loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “Most of my friends are from ROTC. I can’t think of a better group of people for forming those really close ties. I know that they have my back, and they know I have their back as well. Those relationships really kept me constantly invested.”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong><a href="/iamangelo/hope">Hope Jenson</a></strong>, Biology, ROTC</p></div></div></div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/306/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2734/40145_COM_2435.rev.1576679210.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/306/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2734/40145_COM_2435.rev.1576679210.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/306/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2734/40145_COM_2435.rev.1576679210.jpg" alt="ROTC students at graduation" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “I have had so many opportunities and life-changing experiences while being a cadet in Detachment 847. I’ve personally had the opportunity to be one of the wing commanders – experiences like this helped me understand what kind of leader I am and how to work that within Air Force standards.”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Cadet Rowan Upton</strong></p></div></div></div>
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Students listen and taking notes

Our Courses

The Aerospace Studies Department uses the latest classroom technologies in its leadership labs. Cadets have access to a departmental library and a simulated training room that prepares them for summer field training. The department also has its own space for meetings and organizing volunteer efforts.

ROTC student watching event

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