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Military Aerospace Studies – Air Force ROTC

A unique course of study that can lead to a military commission or service in the Air National Guard.

Military Aerospace Studies – Air Force ROTC

In the Military Aerospace Studies program at Montana State, students are able to enroll in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program, a unique course of study that complements an existing degree-producing program. By taking the Military Aerospace Studies courses in addition to their regular major, Montana State students are offered the opportunity to enroll in the Professional Officer Course (POC) to train to become an officer in the U.S. Air Force. A graduate of the program may receive a commission, which would incur a four-year active duty commitment. Flying officers serve additional commitments from the time they complete pilot training.



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Borealis Drill Team
The Borealis Drill Team present their performances at school functions and sporting events alike, as well as at Air Force ROTC functions such as Dining in and Dining Out.

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Top Public University in Montana
According to the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, Montana State is the No. 1 Public University in the state based on value, post-graduation salary and student experience.

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Fund Your Career
Joining the Air Force ROTC offers a variety of scholarship opportunities that span from entering high school students to current university students and even extra funding for enlisted airmen.



Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Military Aerospace Studies – Air Force ROTC students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Commissioned Military Officer
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Air National Guard Officer
  • Government

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.