Special Programs

Officer Education Programs

Students at UM-Dearborn may apply for admission to the two-year and four-year programs of Army or Air Force officer training. These programs include some scholarship options and may lead to a commission either in the Army or the Air Force.

These officer training programs are based in Ann Arbor. Interested students may get further information by visiting the Office of Registration & Records in Dearborn (1169 UC) or by telephoning Ann Arbor: for Air Force information, telephone (734) 764-2403; for Army information, telephone (734) 764-2400.

Army Officer Education Program (ROTC) (Not a Concentration)

Upon graduation from the University and successful completion of the program, students enrolled in the Army Officer Education Program receive a commission as second lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve or in the Regular Army. Many students enroll for the first two years in order to sample career opportunities. No military obligation is incurred for the first two years.

Air Force Officer Education Program

The program offers studies designed to prepare and commission selected individuals to serve in the United States Air Force. Both a four-year and a two-year program leading to a commission as a second lieutenant are offered. The four-year plan comprises eight terms of courses in aerospace studies plus a four-week field training course at an Air Force base, between the sophomore and junior years. The two-year plan comprises an initial six-week field training course followed by four terms of aerospace studies (AS 310 through AS 411 series). Cadets may enroll in either the four-year or two-year program by permission of the chairman.

Military Obligation

After being commissioned, graduates of the program are called to active duty with the Air Force in a field usually related to their academic degree program. The period of service is four years for non-flying officers, five years for navigators after navigator training, and eight years for pilots after flight training. A contractual obligation is established for non-scholarship students when they attend the first Professional Officer Course (POC). Scholarship students in the four-year program incur a contractual obligation upon entering the sophomore year of AFROTC, whereas those in the two-year program incur one on entering the POC.

UM-Dearborn Credit for Military Officer Education

College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters

Up to six credit hours of Military Science / Aerospace Studies / ROTC coursework may count as elective credit toward degree.

College of Business

Up to six semester credit hours will be granted to a student for successful completion of advanced military science courses towards the BBA degree requirements.

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Students who satisfactorily complete the requirements as established by the Military Officer Education Program Chairman for a commission and satisfactorily complete the engineering program of studies may count a maximum of four credit hours of advanced military science courses (300 and 400 level) as meeting program elective hours for an engineering degree at the discretion of the academic department.

College of Education, Health, and Human Services

Courses do not carry credit toward degree requirements.