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RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS – ROTC

ROTC

Students may earn a commission in the United States Air Force by completing requirements of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program as part of their studies at the university.

AIR FORCE ROTC (AFROTC)

Students at Wesleyan University are able to take AFROTC classes at Yale University and receive commissions as second lieutenants.

The AFROTC program is available to Wesleyan University students at Yale University’s main campus in New Haven. Through the AFROTC program, Wesleyan University students, without paying extra tuition, can pursue a commission as an officer in the United States Air Force. The freshmen and sophomore courses carry no military obligation and are open to all students. Scholarships are also available for qualified students. These scholarships pay up to full tuition and fees, as well as money for books and a monthly tax-free stipend.

Students enroll in a four-year or three-year (if joining in their sophomore year) AFROTC sequence. Students commute to New Haven on the days listed below for AFROTC-specific classes and events. 

Qualified students should contact the AFROTC office at (203) 432-9431 or visit our website at http://afrotc.yalecollege.yale.edu/.

AFROTC COURSES

USAF 100, “The Foundations of the United States Air Force,” is a survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and provides an overview of the basic characteristics, missions, and organization of the Air Force.

USAF 200, “The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power,” features topics on Air Force heritage and leaders; introduction to air and space power through examination of distinctive capabilities and functions; and continued application of communication skills. In the fall term AS200 enroll for credit in Yale Professor Paul Kennedy’s course “Military History of the West since 1500.”

USAF 300, “The United States Air Force Leadership Studies,” teaches cadets advanced skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing leadership skills. Cadets have an opportunity to try out these leadership and management techniques in a supervised environment as juniors and seniors.

USAF 400, “National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty,” is designed for college seniors and gives them the foundation to understand their role as military officers in American society. It is an overview of the complex social and political issues facing the military profession and requires a measure of sophistication commensurate with the senior college level.