Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corp (AFROTC)
About the Program
Students are eligible to participate in the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFROTC) through a cross-enrollment agreement with St. Joseph's University. All aerospace studies courses will be held on the St. Joseph's campus. The AFROTC program enables a college student to earn a commission as an Air Force officer while concurrently satisfying requirements for his or her baccalaureate degree.
The Department of Aerospace Studies offered through Detachment 750 at St. Joseph's University offers college students a three- or four-year curriculum leading to a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force (USAF). In the four-year option, a student (cadet) takes General Military Course (GMC) classes during his/her freshman and sophomore years, attends a four-week summer training program between his/her sophomore and junior years, and then takes the Professional Officer Course (POC) classes during his/her junior and senior years. A cadet is under no contractual obligation with the USAF until entering the POC or accepting an AFROTC scholarship. The GMC curriculum focuses on the scope, structure, organization, and history of the USAF with an emphasis on the development of airpower and its relationship to current events. The POC curriculum concentrates on the concepts and practices of leadership and management, and the role of national security forces in American society.
In addition to the academic portion of the curricula, each cadet participates in a two-hour Leadership Laboratory each week. Leadership Laboratory utilizes the cadet organization designed for the practice of leadership and management techniques.
Further information on the AFROTC program at Saint Joseph's University can be found at sites.sju.edu/afrotc, or students can contact detachment personnel directly at:
Unit Admissions Officer
AFROTC Detachment 750
Saint Joseph’s University
Philadelphia, PA 19131