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Aerospace Studies/ROTC

Our department is home to the award-winning Air Force ROTC Detachment 847.

Here, you will gain the professional leadership, management and communication skills you need to be a successful officer in the U.S. Air Force or Space Force. You will also gain practical experience through several unique programs and by working with airmen from the local Goodfellow Air Force Base.

This spring semester, full tuition and books costs are completely paid for all active Det. 847 cadets, thanks to the generous ROTC Carr and ROTC Wright scholarship funds. Just another great reason to choose ASU and Det. 847 for your academic and cadet experience.


Minor in Aerospace Studies/ROTC
As an ROTC cadet, you can choose any academic major available at ASU and declare Aerospace Studies/ROTC as your minor. Since cadets can choose any major, you have the chance to meet a diverse group of students with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

The Air Force and Space Force do offer extra scholarship opportunities for specific majors, including chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics.

When you graduate through our ROTC program, you will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force or Space Force with competitive wages and exceptional benefits, including paid health insurance. Our recent graduates serve in military flight operations (pilots), intelligence, space and missile operations, security forces, logistics, healthcare and engineering.

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Around the Department

Take a look at some other aspects of our department that make ASU an outstanding place to study aerospace studies.

ROTC students standing at attention during graduation

Hands-On Experience

Gain the practical experience that will set you apart through summer field training, organizing drill meets, simulated deployment exercises, orientation flights on military aircraft, and interacting with airmen at nearby Air Force bases.

ROTC students cheering on football game

State-of-the-Art Facilities

You can take advantage of the latest classroom technologies in our leadership labs, our departmental library and our field training simulation room, as well as our Pilot Pro 4 premier flight simulator that is reserved for ROTC cadets.

ASU ROTC doing push ups at the end-zone

Arnold Air Society & Silver Wings

Join our student organizations and enhance your leadership and communication skills while you advocate for aerospace and national defense and serve in the community.