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ROTC Programs

Military Science (Army ROTC)

Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)

Military Science (Army ROTC)

Army ROTC is a great way to gain leadership skills and get college paid for simultaneously. If you are not sure if you want to commit to the Army for four years after you graduate, you can do the first year of ROTC with no post-graduation Army commitment. Dallas Baptist University offers Army ROTC through a cross-enrollment agreement with the University of Texas at Arlington. You register for ROTC just like you do for the rest of your classes at DBU, you pay your tuition at DBU, and your DBU transcript will show those classes, but you attend one class each week at the University of Texas at Arlington or in accordance with your schedule. With some exceptions, Physical Training (PT) is conducted with other DBU cadets on DBU’s campus.

ROTC cadets spend their time like typical college students. Freshmen and Sophomores have a fifty minute class one day a week. Juniors and Seniors go to class twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday for eighty minutes. All cadets participate in the three hour lab on Thursday.

Army ROTC is one of the best leadership courses in the country and is part of your college curriculum. During classes and field training, you will learn first-hand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and how to conduct missions as an Officer in the Army or a team of co-workers and subordinates in your chosen career.

The Corps of Cadets of The University of Texas at Arlington is a vital link in the preservation of the freedoms this country enjoys. The proud legacy of the Maverick Battalion has been enriched by each generation that has served in time of peace to safeguard our security and in time of war to secure victory. The tradition of the UTA Army ROTC Cadets is to live up to the magnificent example set by their former comrades-in-arms, in not only the military field, but also government and corporate. Graduates from Army ROTC earn the bar of a Second Lieutenant and become a leader for life.

Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)

Dallas Baptist University offers Air Force ROTC through a cross-enrollment agreement with Texas Christian University. What this means is that you register for Air Force ROTC just like you do for the rest of your classes at DBU, you pay your tuition at DBU, and your DBU transcript will show those classes, but you will attend classes at Texas Christian University or in accordance with your schedule.

Aerospace Studies

The U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) provides women and men at Texas Christian University,Texas Wesleyan University, Dallas Baptist University, University of Texas at Arlington, Weatherford College, and Tarrant County College the education and training necessary to develop the management and leadership skills vital to professional Air Force officers.

Enrollment in the General Military Course (first two years) is voluntary for eligible students and does not obligate non-scholarship students for further military service. The Professional Officer Course (last two years) is also voluntary but competitive. Because the Professional Officer Course leads to a commission in the U.S. Air Force, those selected to continue training in the POC will incur military obligation.

Aerospace studies courses are taken concurrently with other degree programs. No degree is offered in aerospace studies, but up to 24 semester hours may be earned in aerospace studies over the four-year period. Some of the classes may be used to meet major elective requirements; students should see their academic adviser for confirmation. Students who enroll in aerospace studies classes must attend both classroom and leadership laboratory classes at TCU. The laboratory classes give students first-hand experience in developing leadership and organizational skills while preparing them for enrollment in the Professional Officer Course.

Aerospace Studies Program Requirements

Four-Year Program (that can be completed in as little as three years)

This program enables students to take advantage of four years of Aerospace Studies courses. Each semester, for the first two years, cadets take a one-credit hour academic class and a one-credit hour Pass/No-Credit Leadership Laboratory (LLAB). The first two years collectively are referred to as the General Military Course (GMC). Upon successful completion of the GMC, cadets are selected for continuation in the program will attend a paid, four-week, field training course.  After completing field training, cadets enroll in the final two years, referred to as the Professional Officer Course (POC). Each semester in the POC, students take a three-credit hour academic class and a one-credit hour Pass/No-Credit LLAB. AFROTC uniforms and textbooks are issued by the unit for all GMC and POC cadets.

More detailed information about the Air Force ROTC Program is available through the Department of Aerospace Studies. The department is located in office 247 of the Rickel Academic Wing. Please visit www.afrotc.tcu.edu or call 817.257.7461 with any questions.

Aerospace Studies General Qualifications

Please call 817.257.7461 or visit www.afrotc.tcu.edu for up-to-date entry requirements.

AFROTC Program Benefits

As Air Force ROTC cadets, students are entitled to selective benefits. Social and co-curricular activities, together with leadership and academic training, are all part of Air Force ROTC. All scholarship cadets and also non-scholarship POC cadets receive a nontaxable subsistence allowance each month during the school year. Drill team, honor guard and Arnold Air Honor Society are just a few social outlets for the cadets. Summer opportunities for cadets can include a paid visits to a military installations for two weeks,freefall parachuting, combat survival training, flight nurse shadowing and duty as a cadet training assistants at field training.

AFROTC Scholarships

Air Force ROTC offers scholarships that vary in length of award and amount based on academic major and applicant qualifications. All awarded scholarships pay a stipend for textbooks and fees, plus a monthly, nontaxable, stipend during the school year. Scholarship awards are based on specific academic majors related to the needs of the U.S. Air Force. The scholarship opportunities for in-college students are determined at the national level by Air Force ROTC Headquarters and are subsequently administered by the detachment/Department of Aerospace Studies. Scholarship applicants are selected using the whole-person concept, which includes objective factors (i.e., GPA, standardized test scores (SAT/ACT), and physical fitness test) and subjective factors (i.e., personal evaluations).

Because the scholarship program varies according to budget and needs of the Air Force, interested applicants should contact the Department of Aerospace Studies at 817.257.7461 or www.afrotc.tcu.edu for specifics.

High school students may apply for a four-year scholarship during their high school senior year. High school students who are offered an AFROTC scholarship to TCU may also qualify for a four-year TCU room and board grant. Those who receive a three-year scholarship, in addition to the room and board grant, will likely be eligible for a one-year TCU  tuition grant to make up for the “missing” year from their AFROTC scholarship. These TCU grants are in addition to the AFROTC scholarship are only available to scholarship recipients who attend TCU for their degree.

AFROTC Commissioning

Upon successful completion of the AFROTC Program and baccalaureate degree, a student is commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. In some instances, entry onto active duty can be delayed by students continuing in post-baccalaureate degree programs.


In ROTC, your academic placement is consistent with the year of graduation of your bachelor's degree. This allows for the best alignment with your peers, advanced summer camp, and leadership positions. 


Once you know your placement, you can register for classes. 

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