Choosing a major to study while doing Air Force ROTC?

Currently I am a freshman in college, almost done with my first year of studying Civil Engineering. I decided recently that I see myself in the Air Force more so than I do as an engineer. I am potentially joining the AFROTC program next semester, as a sophomore. Should I switch majors to something easier like business or accounting so that I will have more time to dedicate to ROTC? Or should I stay in Civil Engineering while doing ROTC? I would like to stay in engineering, but studying is a huge time commitment for it. And study hours are just going to get longer as I advance through my college years. So should I take the risk of being overloaded with a hard major and ROTC? Or should I just switch to be a business major now, and be able to commit less time to my studies?

Any and all advice helps!


3 Answers

  • Tom
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    The Air Force has a need for civil and environmental engineers. Up till this fall they were offering non competitive Type 1 express scholarships in environmental engineering. Currently Afrotc is over enrolled and this year a significant number of qualified Cadets did not get a slot at field training or an enrollment allocation for the POC(Professional Officers Course), the last two years of Afrotc, so being a civil engineer will definitely give an edge because the Air Force needs Civil Engineers, but expect a high likelihood of doing civil engineering in the Air Force. So if the desire is to be a pilot.....

    Scroll down and read the blue box "What Should you Study:

    Good description of Afrotc:

    Helpful to read all the Faq under each tab, Admissions, Scholarships, College Life etc:


    Good Luck!

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  • 9 years ago

    Stay with Engineering. And become an Air Force Engineer.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    What Tom said.

    The AF needs way more engineers than business majors. AFROTC is actively seeking engineering students. Business majors, not so much.

    Source(s): Former AFROTC instructors
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