ROTC programs are offered to SPU students via cross-town agreements
with the University of Washington. SPU accepts 20-24 quarter credits
from an approved ROTC program toward the 180 required to graduate Ė
up to 3 credits each from the freshmen and sophomore sequences, and
up to 9 credits each from the junior and senior sequences. If a student
drops out of the program, the ROTC credits do not apply toward graduation.
Upon completion of a ROTC program, the student is responsible for requesting
official transcripts for the SPU registrarís office.
Students who are awarded ROTC scholarships by the programs described
in this section of the Catalog may qualify for an ROTC Academic Achievement
Award at Seattle Pacific. The award, which covers room and board costs,
is offered to qualified top scholars who present a combination of high
school grade point average and SAT Combined Math/Verbal Score, which
meets University guidelines for this award and who demonstrate commitment
to the Christian ideals of Seattle Pacific, including involvement in
a local church. The award is renewable for a total of four consecutive
years. To apply, contact the SPU Financial Aid Office.
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is offered to SPU
students through an agreement with the University of Washington. All
classes are taught at UW, Clark Hall #220. The Air Force ROTC program
is designed to motivate, educate and commission highly qualified students
for active duty as officers in the U.S. Air Force. The curriculum develops
the professional knowledge, in both theory and application, that an
Air Force officer needs to be an effective manager and leader in the
The freshman- and sophomore-level classes (general military courses)
are open to all students attending any two- or four-year college full
time. Any male or female student may enroll in these classes. The junior-
and senior-level classes (Professional Officer Courses) are open to
qualified students who have been competitively selected for entry. For
further information contact the Unit Admissions Officer at (206) 543-2360
or write: Unit Admissions Officer, AFROTC Det 910, University of Washington,
Box 353830, Seattle, WA 98195-3530. You can also visit the UW AFROTC
Web page at depts.washington.edu/afrotc/, or e-mail UW AFROTC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who successfully complete the AFROTC program and receive an
academic degree from the University are offered commissions as second
lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force. They will serve at least four years
in the military.
The basic courses consist of one classroom hour, 1.5 hours of physical
training and 1.5 hours of leadership laboratory per week during the
freshman and sophomore years. Uniforms and textbooks are provided. Students
may enter at the start of Autumn, Winter or Spring Quarter. A four-
or five-week field-training course, taken during the summer between
the sophomore and junior years, is required for entry into the Professional
Officer Course. Students receive pay and travel costs for field training.
Except for sophomore cadets on AFROTC scholarship, students incur no
active-duty service commitment from enrollment in the GMC, and students
may drop the courses at any time.
Officer Course (POC)
Cadets selected for enrollment in POC are enlisted in the Air Force
Reserve and receive tax-free monthly subsistence pay of at least $300.
They are furnished texts and uniforms. Junior and senior-level classes
consist of three hours of academic classes, 1.5 hours of physical training
and 1.5 hours of leadership laboratory per week, in addition to a position
within the cadet corps.
The Air Force offers two- and three-year scholarships to students with
a GPA of at least 2.5. Students awarded scholarships from the Air Force
ROTC Scholarship Board are eligible for a supplemental room grant. To
take advantage of these scholarships, students should apply directly
to AFROTC UW (address noted under General Program Requirements).
The two-year program is open to graduate students and other students
who have two years remaining until graduation. Students in this program
are required to attend a five-week field-training course at an air force
base during the summer preceding program entry. The student is paid
during the period. Upon return to the campus, students pursue the professional
officer course. Uniform, texts and at least $300 monthly subsistence
are provided. Two-year scholarships are available for qualified students.
Students interested in this program should contact the AFROTC department
during October-December prior to the Autumn Quarter they desire to enter.
AS 101, 102, 103 AEROSPACE STUDIES 100 (1,1,1) Survey of air
force life and ROTC opportunities; U.S. Air Force mission and organization;
functions of U.S. aerospace support forces; officership/ professionalism
and an introduction to communicative skills.
AS 211, 212,
213 AEROSPACE STUDIES 200 (1,1,1) Examines factors contributing
to the development of air power from its beginnings to the present and
the evolution of air-power concepts and doctrine; history of air-power
employment in military and nonmilitary operations in support of national
objectives. Assessment of communicative skills.
AS 331, 332,
333 AEROSPACE STUDIES 300 (3,3,3) Emphasis on leadership and management
fundamentals, professional knowledge, leadership ethics and communicative
skills required of an air force junior officer. Case studies are used
to examine leadership and management situations. Additional leadership
laboratory provides advanced leadership experiences in officer-type
activities, giving students the opportunity to apply learned principles.
AS 431, 432,
433 AEROSPACE STUDIES 400 (3,3,3) Examines need for national security,
evolution of American defense strategy and policy, methods for managing
conflict, alliances and regional security to preserve American interests.
Arms control and terrorism. Looks at the military as a profession, officership,
the military justice system, current military issues and refinement
of communication skills. The leadership laboratory is mandatory for
Army ROTC is offered to SPU students through an agreement with the University
of Washington. The program offers the student several elective options
for the attainment of an army officerís commission in the reserve or
active forces while pursuing the academic degree of his or her choice.
Normally, all students participate in one to two classes per week (two-three
hours), physical training one to three times per week, three leadership
laboratories per quarter and one overnight field exercise per quarter.
The program allows for scholarship assistance for selected students,
a monthly stipend for all scholarship and third-and fourth-year students,
and attendance at optional summer
For further information
on the University of Washington program, call (206) 543-9010 or write:
Professor of Military Science, University of Washington, Box 353820,
Seattle, WA 98195, or send e-mail to ROO@milsci.washington.edu.
Cadets receive financial aid in two forms: (1) Two-, three-and four-year
scholarships are awarded annually to cover school expenses. The scholarships
pay up to $16,000 per year toward tuition and fees, and provide a book
allowance, as well as a monthly allowance that ranges from $250 for
freshman up to $450 for seniors; and (2) assistance of a $350 to $450
per month allowance to all non-scholarship cadets enrolled in the advanced
course. In addition to this aid, students may apply for an SPU ROTC
Academic Achievement Award through Student Financial Services.
To be commissioned in the U.S. Army, a student must graduate with a
minimum of a bachelorís degree and complete the military science curriculum,
including successful completion of the five-week advanced camp during
the summer prior to the senior year.
For more information,
ask your Admissions Counselor.