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Department of Air & Space Studies (ROTC)

About Us

Welcome to the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment at Manhattan College, serving 13 colleges & universities in the New York City metro area. Our goal is to develop qualified students into leaders of the future by serving as commissioned officers in the United States Air Force or United States Space Force while still enjoying the benefits of a civilian college experience.

There are multiple options for students to complete AFROTC:

  1. Enter the four-year program as a college freshman
  2. Enter the three-year program as a college sophomore
  3. Enter at a later than your sophomore year if attending a master's program, or an undergraduate program that will guarantee at least 5 full-time semesters
  4. Military members currently enlisted in the National Guard or Reserves can also apply and must meet the criteria above in addition to obtaining a conditional release from their immediate commander/unit leadership prior to the first semester of their junior year. 

The three-year program allows sophomore students, junior college transfer students, and other students with at least six academic semesters remaining (five must be full-time), either in undergraduate or graduate status.

The four-year program provides on-campus study during the freshman through senior years.

Both programs provide the opportunity to compete for full academic scholarships.

Students interested in joining the program should have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, be physically fit, and be within Air Force height/weight standards, as well as meet other medical and lifestyle qualifications, to obtain an Air Force or Space Force commission while completing their studies.

Although the Detachment is located at Manhattan College, attending Manhattan College does not mean that you must join AFROTC



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