Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)
Georgetown College in cooperation with the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (Air Force ROTC) detachment at the University of Kentucky offers a two, three, or four-year Air Force ROTC program. These programs allow qualified students an opportunity to earn a commission as an officer in the active duty U.S. Air Force while completing the requirement for a degree in their chosen field. The Air Force ROTC courses are offered on the campus of the University of Kentucky. Students are responsible for their own transportation. Students attend classes at the University of Kentucky (UK) while enrolling for all other courses at Georgetown College. Contact the AFROTC office at UK, (859) 257-7115, for enrollment information. Other students may enroll in these courses, as listed below, at Georgetown College at the same time as registration for other courses. (Sixteen semester hours of ROTC credit can be counted toward a bachelor’s degree at Georgetown College.)
Upon graduation from the College and completion of either the two, three, or four year Air Force ROTC program, students are commissioned as active duty second lieutenants in the United States Air Force.
Scholarships may be available to qualified students who enroll in the Air Force ROTC program. These scholarships provide full payment of tuition, laboratory fees, an allowance for books and a nontaxable subsistence allowance every month. Students coming to Georgetown College on an Air Force ROTC scholarship receive free room and board for the number of years equal to the length of their scholarship and must enroll for Aerospace Studies classes to activate their scholarship.
High school seniors are eligible for a four-year Air Force ROTC scholarship. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of:
- Results of the American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
- High school academic record and class rank
- Extra-curricular and athletic activities
- Personal interview with an Air Force officer
High school seniors who feel they can meet the basic eligibility requirements for a four-year scholarship must submit an application by December 1 of the year prior to graduation from high school. All selections are made at Air Force ROTC headquarters in Alabama. High School students should apply for scholarships online at www.afrotc.com
Scholarships are also awarded to cadets enrolled in the Air Force ROTC program on a competitive basis for two and three years. Initial qualification for these is handled by the detachment staff at the University of Kentucky. Final selection is made by a central selection board at Air Force ROTC headquarters. Express scholarships may also be available for qualified minority students or students with scientific and technical academic majors. Call 859-257-7115 for details.
General Military Course
The General Military Course (GMC), taken during the freshman and sophomore years, consists of eight paired courses (MLS 111 & 112, MLS 113 & 114, MLS 211 & 212 and MLS 213 & 214) each carrying one hour credit. Each course meets once a week. One is an academic course and one is a Leadership Laboratory. Leadership Laboratory is open to students who are members of AFROTC or are eligible to pursue a commission as determined by the Professor of Aerospace Studies.
Professional Officer Course
Admission to the Professional Officer Course (POC) is competitive. Individuals who have completed the GMC may apply as well as any other interested applicants. All applicants must successfully complete a Field Training camp prior to entrance into the POC. Individuals who have completed the GMC will attend a four-week camp while those individuals interested in the two-year program will attend a longer camp. The POC consists of four academic courses, each a three-credit-hour course. It also consists of four Leadership Laboratory classes for which there is one credit hour. The academic classes and the Leadership Laboratory meet once a week. All cadets contracted in the POC receive a monthly nontaxable subsistence allowance and could qualify for a scholarship as long as they have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Students who receive scholarship receive funding to help pay for tuition and books in addition to their monthly nontaxable subsistence.
Information is subject to change.
Specific questions should be addressed to: Unit Admissions Officer, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0028 or call 1-859-257-7115.
111. Aerospace Studies I, AFROTC. (1 hour) A course designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the nature and principles of war, national power, and the Department of Defense role in the organization of national security.
112. Leadership Seminar. (1 hour) A course designed for development of basic skills required to be a manager, including communications, human relations, and administration of equal opportunity. Credit will not be granted toward the hours requirements for the degree.
113. Aerospace Studies I, AFROTC. (1 hour) A course designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the contribution of aerospace power to the total U.S. strategic offensive and defensive military posture.
114. Leadership Seminar. (1 hour) A continuation of AFS 113. A course designed to develop managerial skills including superior/subordinate relationships, communications, customs and courtesies, basic drill movements and career progression requirements. Credit will not be granted toward the hours requirements for the degree.
211. Aerospace Studies II, AFROTC. (1 hour) Introduces the study of air power from a historical perspective; focuses on the development of air power into a primary element of national security. Leadership experience is continued through active participation in the cadet corps. Lecture, one hour.
212. Leadership Seminar. (1 hour) A course designed for development of advanced skills required to be a manager/leader, including leadership styles, public speaking group dynamics, motivation and preparation for field training. Credit will not be granted toward the hours requirements for the degree.
213. Aerospace Studies, II, AFROTC. (1 hour) Provides a foundation for understanding how air power has been employed in military and non-military operations to support national objectives. Examines the changing mission of the defense establishment, with particular emphasis on the United States Air Force. Lecture, one hour.
214. Leadership Seminar. (1 hour) A continuation of AFS 213. A course designed to develop supervisory management skills to include communications, techniques of critique, social actions, personnel evaluation procedures, problem solving, and role playing. Credit will not be granted toward the hours requirements for the degree.
311. Aerospace Studies III, AFROTC. (3 hours) A study of management function with emphasis on the individual as a manager in an Air Force environment. Individual motivational and behavioral process, communication, and group dynamics are included to provide a foundation for the development of professional skills as an Air Force Officer. Students refine their leadership and managerial abilities by organizing and managing a quasi-military unit.
312. Leadership Laboratory. (1 hour) Laboratory to accompany AFS 311.
313. Aerospace Studies III, AFROTC. (3 hours) A study of leadership with specific emphasis on the Air Force leader. Includes theoretical, professional and communicative aspects. In addition, military justice and administrative law are discussed within the context of the military organization. Students continue to develop and refine their leadership abilities by organizing and managing a military unit, the cadet corps, which offers a wide variety of situations requiring effective leadership.
314. Leadership Laboratory. (1 hour) Laboratory to accompany AFS 313.
411. Aerospace Studies IV, AFROTC. (3 hours) A study of the military profession, civil-military interaction, communicative skills, framework of defense policy, and formulation of defense strategy. Students refine their leadership abilities, by organizing and managing a military unit, the cadet corps, which offers a wide variety of situations requiring effective leadership. Prerequisite: AFS 311, 312 or approval of PAS.
412. Leadership Laboratory. (1 hour) Laboratory to accompany AFS 411.
413. Aerospace Studies IV, AFROTC. (3 hours) Continues the study of strategy and the management of conflict, formulation and implementation of U.S. defense policy, defense organization and case studies in defense policy making. Students also refine their leadership abilities by organizing and managing a military unit, the cadet corps, which offers a wide variety of situations requiring effective leadership. Prerequisite: AFS 311, 312, or approval of PAS.
414. Leadership Laboratory. (1 hour) Laboratory to accompany AFS 413.
Military Science (Army ROTC)
The Military Science Program, open to both men and women, is divided into two separate courses. The basic course is designed to acquaint the student with the military and its role in American society. The advanced course is designed for those students who desire to earn a commission as a Lieutenant in the United States Army, Army Reserve or the National Guard. (Sixteen semester hours of ROTC credit can be counted toward a bachelor’s degree at Georgetown College.) For more information contact the Army ROTC office at the University of Kentucky at (859) 257-2696.
Scholarships (4, 3, and 2 year) are available, on a competitive basis, to qualified students. These scholarships pay for tuition, all books and laboratory fees and provide the recipient with a $200 tax-free subsistence allowance each month of the school year. Scholarship students do not automatically incur an active duty obligation.
The normal four-year program consists of the successful completion of Army ROTC course work which qualifies a student to be commissioned as a second Lieutenant in the United States Army. The following courses are required to complete this program: Military Science (MLS) 101, 102, 107, 211, 212, 301, 302, 320, 341, 342, 350, In addition to these courses, an alternative two-year program is also available for students that have at least two academic years remaining until graduation and have not taken the required MLS 100 and 200 level courses. Interested students must attend a five-week Basic Camp conducted at Ft. Knox, Kentucky during the summer. Successful completion of the Basic Camp enables academic juniors to enroll in MLS 300 level courses and complete the pre-commission program in two years. Students who complete Basic Camp will receive a four hour 4.0 credit. Basic Camp attendees are also eligible for two-year scholarships.
The Basic Courses (100 and 200 levels) are orientational in content and deal with U.S. Military history, small unit tactics, military communication, and civil-military relations in a changing world. NO MILITARY OBLIGATION IS INCURRED BY THE COMPLETION OF THESE COURSES.
The Advanced Course (300 level) focuses on leadership, management, and command/staff responsibilities within military organizations and prepare students for their prospective role as an officer in the United States Army. All junior and senior Advanced Army ROTC students are eligible to receive up to $400 per month up to 10 months of the school year; a MILITARY OBLIGATION is incurred. Advanced Course students must attend ROTC classes at the University of Kentucky on Wednesday afternoons. In addition, students are paid approximately $750 during the summer(s) they attend and complete the Basic and/or the Advanced Camp.
101. Introduction to the Army. (2 hours) A course examining the U.S. Army as an institution, specifically looking at the roles and relationships of the Army within our democracy. Course also provides a look at the Army officer and unique aspects of the military profession.
102. Introduction to Leadership. (2 hours) This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamental skills necessary to be a leader, both in military and civilian contexts. Course also covers basic military map reading skills.
200. Basic Camp. (4 hours) A five-week leadership program is held each year at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. This program allows select sophomores, juniors and potential graduate students to receive credit for the first two years of college Army ROTC while pursuing a commission during their final two years.
211. Advanced Leadership I. (2 hours) This course delves into theoretical and practical leadership instruction. Specifically, students examine several aspects of communication and leadership concepts such as written and oral communication, effective listening, assertiveness, personality, adult development, motivation, and organizational culture and change. Each lesson maximizes student participation, inspires intellectual curiosity, and clarifies practical application. The course concludes with a major leadership and problem solving case study. Upon completion, students will be well grounded in fundamental leadership principles and will be better prepared to apply such principles to a wide variety of life experiences. Prerequisites: None (Completion of MLS 101, 102 and 211 are recommended but not required).
212. Advanced Leadership II. (2 hours) This course focuses principally on officership, providing an extensive examination of the unique purpose, roles, and obligations of commissioned officers. It includes a detailed look at the origin of our institutional values and their practical application in decision making and leadership. At the core of this course of instruction is a capstone study in officership/leadership. This lesson traces the Army’s successes and failures as it evolved from the Vietnam War to the present, placing previous lessons on leadership and officership in a real world context that directly affects the future of students who choose to enter the advance course of the ROTC program. This course draws the various components of values, communications, decision making and leadership together to focus on a career as a commissioned officer. Upon completion of this course, student should possess a fundamental understanding of both leadership and officership, demonstrate the ability to apply this understanding in real world situations, and be excited about the aspect of shouldering the responsibility of a commissioned officer in the United States Army. Prerequisites: None (Completion of MLS 101, 102 and 211 are recommended but not required).
250. Basic Military Science Lab. (1 hour) A hands-on practicum which exposes the student to the military skills required for basic technical and tactical competence to enter the Advanced Course. Laboratory, two hours per week and two weekend exercises. May be repeated to a maximum of four credits.
301. Leadership and Management. (3 hours) Course of study in development of basic skills required to function as a manager, study of leadership styles, group dynamics, communications, motivation, and military instruction methods; and school of the soldier and exercise of command. Prerequisite: MLS 101, 202 graduate or undergraduate student (male or female), successful completion of the basic course or basic camp, physical fitness to pursue program: consent of PMS.
302. Advanced Tactics. (3 hours) Small Unit tactics and communications, organization and mission of combat arms units; leadership and the exercise of command. Prerequisite: MLS 101, 202 graduate or undergraduate student (male and female), successful completion of basic course or basic camp, physical fitness to pursue program: consent of PMS.
320. Advanced Studies in American Military History. (3 hours) This course will furnish upper-level UK ROTC Cadets and qualified History Majors or Minors with the methodological tools and materials needed to gain a more detailed understanding of American Military History and to put together a major research paper. The course will emphasize basic research skills. Understanding historiographical debates within a military framework, developing effective note taking, outlining techniques, picking a feasible research topic, finding useful primary sources and drawing inferences from them, examining American Military Campaigns and leaders in order to complete a battle analysis, and short assignments.
341. Leadership and Management II. (3 hours) An advanced study of logistics, operations, military administrations, personnel management, military justice, world change and military implications, service orientation and leadership training. Prerequisite: MLS 301, 302.
342. Command Management. (3 hours) A course teaching ethics, professionalism, contemporary aspects of military training and personnel management, and the planning and conduct of military operations.
350. Advanced Military Science Lab. (1 hour) A hands-on practicum which exposes the student to the military skills required for advanced technical and tactical competence as an Army officer. The course affords junior and senior cadets opportunities to develop and refine their leadership style and abilities under differing constraints and environments. Laboratory, two hours per week and two weekend exercises. May be repeated to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: MLS 250, MLS 101, MLS 201, and MLS 202. Concurrent: MLS 301, 302, 341, or 342.