Aerospace Studies Minor

The Aerospace Studies minor is the classroom lecture portion of the program for all Air Force ROTC cadets. Each student who commissions* will automatically meet the requirements to receive the Aerospace Studies minor. The course work required to commission is the course work required to receive the minor.  

Students learn about military heritage, the development of air and space power, military ethics, drill and ceremonies, communication, human relations, and leadership theory and techniques. These specialized topics prepare students for service in the Air Force and for future careers in government, management and administration, intelligence, international relations, public policy and the private sector. Students learn through instructor presentations, group discussions, team projects and hands-on leadership exercises.  

*Any student may sign up for Military Science courses and complete the minor.    

Note:  To commission, students must earn the opportunity to contract with Army ROTC. Including, meeting all academic requirements, meeting all physical fitness requirements, passing the Department of Defense Medical physical examination requirements, passing height and weight requirements and providing proof of a Department of Defense approved COVID-19 vaccination.  

Minor Requirements (20 Hours)

Course Title Credits
General Courses (4 hours)
AERO 101US Air Force Heritage and Values I1
AERO 101LLeadership Laboratory 1010
AERO 102US Air Force Heritage and Values II1
AERO 102LLeadership Laboratory 1020
AERO 201Team and Leadership Fundamentals I1
AERO 201LLeadership Laboratory 2010
AERO 202Team and Leadership Fundamentals II1
AERO 202LLeadership Laboratory 2020
Professional Courses (16 hours)
AERO 301Leading People and Effective Communication3
AERO 301LLeadership Laboratory 3011
AERO 302Leading People and Effective Communication II3
AERO 302LLeadership Laboratory 3021
AERO 401National Security/Leadership Responsibilities/Commissioning Preparation3
AERO 401LLeadership Laboratory 4011
AERO 402National Security / Leadership Responsibilities / Commissioning Preparation II3
AERO 402LLeadership Laboratory 4021
Total Credit Hours20