Clemson Air Force ROTC, or aerospace studies, has a rich history dating back to World War I. With the National Security Act of 1947 establishing the Department of the Air Force, Clemson’s Air Force ROTC Detachment was created. Year after year, Detachment 770 is named one of the nation’s top medium-size detachments. Detachment 770 gives men and women the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing their degrees.
Army ROTC, or military science, was established as an integral part of Clemson's academic curriculum beginning in 1893 with the institution's first full-time academic year of operation. The program provides unique leadership training and management experience and helps students develop the qualities necessary for success in either a military or civilian career. Students earn a college degree and an Army officer's commission at the same time.