5 year programs?

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  1. Tkaler

    Tkaler Member

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    Hey guys. I am interested in doing a 4+1 program in college, where I would receive my BS and MS in 5 years. Because I know that I want at least one advanced degree, I really like this program.
    How does AFROTC work with this? Is it even possible to complete this degree?
    Also, how difficult is it to double major and do AFROTC at the same time? Is this common?
    Thanks
     
  2. DukeFool

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    It's possible to be in AFROTC for 5 years as many cadets with Engineering degrees (Like me) spread out their curriculum in a 5 year period. In a 5 year program, you would do 2 years as a GMC (A cadet completing for a slot in Field Training) and 3 years as a POC (A cadet being trained to become an officer in the Air Force). The fifth year is meant to be relaxed so that you would be able to finish your studies. I'm not sure what you are double majoring, but there are many people that have done so and became commissioned officers. What you will find out in ROTC is that you need to be very disciplined in time management so that you can succeed as a cadet and as a student. My only advice to you is to take classes outside of the fall/spring semester to alleviate the amount of credits you have to take during the fall/spring semester.
     

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