Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
In partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Christian University, DBU offers courses in Military Science/Aerospace Studies for eligible students. For those interested, these courses can be applied toward a Minor in Military Science/Aerospace Studies.
Minor in Military Science/Aerospace Studies
University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Military Science (Army ROTC)
600 S. West Street
Arlington, TX 76019
Dallas Baptist University offers Army ROTC through a cross-enrollment agreement with The University of Texas at Arlington. Students register for ROTC classes and pay tuition at DBU. The student's DBU transcript will show those classes, but the student will attend one class each week at The University of Texas at Arlington or in accordance with the student's 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.
Military science courses are taken concurrently with other degree programs. No degree is offered in military science, but up to 26 semester hours may be earned in military science (the number of hours may vary depending on Army requirements for each individual cadet). Some of the classes may be used to meet major elective requirements; students should see their academic advisor for confirmation. Students who enroll in military science classes must attend both classroom and leadership laboratory classes at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). The laboratory classes give students first-hand experience in developing leadership and organizational skills while preparing them for enrollment in the Professional Officer Course.
Military Science (Army ROTC) Courses
MILS 0180 Leadership Laboratory*
MILS 1141 Foundations of Leadership
MILS 1142 Introduction to Leadership
MILS 2251 Individual/Team Military Tactics
MILS 2252 Individual/Team Military Tactics
MILS 2291 Conference Course
MILS 2343 Leadership Training Camp
MILS 3341 Leadership I
MILS 3342 Leadership II
MILS 3443 Leadership Development Assessment Course
MILS 3495 Nursing Advanced Summer Training
MILS 4341 Advanced Leadership I
MILS 4342 Advanced Leadership II
MILS 4391 Conference Course
Find course descriptions under ROTC - Army (MILS) in the Undergraduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.
Air Force ROTC
Texas Christian University
Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)
3005 Stadium Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109
Dallas Baptist University offers Air Force ROTC through a cross-enrollment agreement with Texas Christian University. Students register and pay tuition for Air Force ROTC just like they do for the rest of their classes at DBU. The student's DBU transcript will show those classes, but the student will attend classes at Texas Christian University or in accordance with the student's schedule.
The U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) provides women and men at Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, Dallas Baptist University, the 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 26 semester hours may be earned in aerospace studies (the number of hours may vary depending on Air Force requirements for each individual cadet). Some of the classes may be used to meet major elective requirements; students should see their academic advisor for confirmation. Students who enroll in aerospace studies classes must attend both classroom and leadership laboratory classes at Texas Christian University (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 visit to a military installation for two weeks, freefall parachuting, combat survival training, flight nurse shadowing and duty as a cadet training assistant at field training.
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 the 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.
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.
Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC) Courses
AEST 10001 - Leadership Lab*
AEST 10211(fall)/10221(spring) - Foundation of the United States Air Force
AEST 20211(fall)/20221(spring) - Team and Leadership Fundamentals
AEST 30113(fall)/30123(spring) - Leadership Studies
AEST 40113(fall)/40123(spring) - National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty
Find course descriptions under ROTC - Air Force (AEST) in the Undergraduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.