Air Force ROTC (Aerospace Studies)
The goal of the Air Force ROTC curriculum is to provide the military knowledge and skills cadets will need when they become Air Force officers.
Each year, the Air Force offers a variety of ROTC scholarship programs to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding academic scholarship and leadership potential. Scholarships cover tuition, laboratory, and incidental fees, and provide an allowance for books. Scholarship cadets also receive a nontaxable allowance each month.
Although Air Force ROTC students take the ROTC courses at Alabama State University, they are enrolled as full-time students at Huntingdon, and any financial assistance provided by the military is based on tuition and fees at Huntingdon.
For additional information and detailed program requirements, students should contact:
Air Force ROTC Detachment 019
Alabama State University
Patterson Hall, Room 113
915 S. Jackson St.
Montgomery, AL 36101-0271
Minor in Aerospace Studies
For a minor in Aerospace Studies, you must complete 24 hours of Aerospace Studies, a term paper on a military subject approved by the Professor of Aerospace Studies, and an approved business management course. The minor requires a total of 27 semester hours.
Aerospace Studies (AERO) Course Descriptions
Note: All courses are taught at Alabama State University. All students in Aerospace Studies must attend Leadership Laboratory sessions each Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Students with academic conflicts must attend a scheduled alternate leadership laboratory.
General Military Courses
111, 111L. Foundations of the USAF Cl. 1; Lb. 1; Cr. 2.
United States Air Force mission and organization. Functions of U.S. strategic offensive forces. Basic characteristics of air doctrine. Officership. Assessment of written communicative skills.
112, 112L. Foundations of the USAF Cl. 1; Lb. 1; Cr. 2.
Composition and mission of U.S. strategic defensive forces and systems for detection, response, and direction. Officership.
211, 211L. The Evolution of U.S. Air and Space Power Cl. 1; Lb. 1; Cr. 2.
Traces the development of air power from the beginning of manned flight through 1941. Deals with factors leading to the development of air power into a primary element of national security. Officership. Assessment of written and oral communicative skills.
212, 212L. The Evolution of U.S. Air and Space Power Cl. 1; Lb. 1; Cr. 2.
The development of concepts and doctrine governing the employment of air power. Covers period from 1941 through Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. Officership and continued assessment of written and oral communicative skills.
Professional Officers Courses
311, 311L. Air Force Leadership Studies Cl. 3; Lb. 1; Cr. 4.
The importance of effective leadership and discipline to successful job and mission accomplishment. Familiarization with the military justice system.
312, 312L. Air Force Leadership Studies Cl. 3; Lb. 1; Cr. 4.
The variables affecting leadership, the traits and interactional approaches to leadership, introduction to military management, and the planning and organizing functions of management.
411, 411L. National Security Affairs Cl. 3; Lb. 1; Cr. 4.
Discusses the principal requisites for maintaining adequate national security forces. Examines the political, economic, and social constraints affecting the formulation of U.S. defense policy. Discusses officer classification and assignments.
412, 412L. Preparation for Active Duty Cl. 3; Lb. 1; Cr. 4.
Teaches the student to observe and listen effectively, conceptualize and formulate ideas, and speak and write with accuracy, clarity, and appropriate style. Discusses the role and function of the professional officer in a democratic society. Socialization processes, prevailing public attitudes, and value orientations associated with professional military service. Discusses military law, officership, and special topics.