Air Force ROTC offers male and female students a course of study designed to complement their individual academic major. Aerospace Studies courses are available to all UGA students. Upper division courses, AIRS 3000 and AIRS 4000 series, require permission of the department. Students enrolled in the program represent a broad cross section of the UGA student body. Enrollment in either the three-year or the four-year program offers each student an additional future career option. The student has an opportunity to explore and evaluate Air Force career opportunities while earning a college degree. Completion of the AFROTC curriculum is the initial step in the education of the professional officer and provides a firm understanding of aerospace concepts, the Air Force mission, organization, and operation. Students who complete officer candidacy requirements are commissioned when they receive a bachelor's degree. Newly commissioned officers may be granted a delay in entering active duty for the purpose of seeking advanced degrees.
Aerospace engineering and operations technicians operate and maintain equipment used in developing, testing, producing, and sustaining new aircraft and spacecraft. Increasingly, these workers are using computer-based modeling and simulation tools and processes in their work, as well as advanced automation and robotics.
Aerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they create and test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.