May 17, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cooperative Programs

Air Force ROTC

Students who are accepted by Southern Wesleyan University may register for the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) at Clemson University and pursue a commission as an Air Force officer upon graduation.  Eight semesters of enrollment in AFROTC is highly recommended, but the program may be completed in as few as six semesters.  Successful completion of the program requires cadets to attend AFROTC academic classes, participate in physical training sessions twice per week, and attend a two-hour Leadership Laboratory on Thursday afternoons.  Additionally, cadets must successfully complete a 22-day field training program between their sophomore and junior years.

Students who complete the basic program may receive four semester credit hours of elective or physical education activity credit. Students selected for the advanced program will receive twelve semester hours of elective credit upon completion of the program.

Scholarship opportunities are available for freshman and sophomore students enrolled in AFROTC.  All students on scholarship can receive up to $18,000 for tuition and fees, a $600 per year textbook payment and a monthly stipend.  Air Force ROTC juniors and seniors who are not receiving a scholarship will receive a monthly stipend.

All classes are taught by Clemson University ROTC personnel. There is no tuition charged by Clemson University.

Cadets who complete AFROTC and satisfy all physical fitness and medical requirements will be commissioned as active duty officers upon graduation.  Opportunities exist for graduate study once on active duty, with temporary deferments to active duty possible in special cases.

Specific information and requirements should be obtained from the cooperative program coordinator at 864-656-3254.


Southern Wesleyan University does not offer a nursing degree. It does offer the first two years of pre-nursing courses. Students may then transfer to a qualified nursing school, such as Clemson University, for their junior and senior years to complete their nursing degree. Southern Wesleyan University cannot guarantee acceptance into any nursing school.