Air Force ROTC Academics
Air Force ROTC consists of an academic class as well as a Leadership Laboratory. These courses are required for college students who are seeking a commission as a 2d Lieutenant in the United States Air Force through the ROTC program. Students may take the academic classes only, but may require prerequisites or faculty permission.
ROTC academic courses consist of:
- The history, organization & mission of the US Air Force
- Leadership & Management
- National Security Affairs / Preparation for Active Duty
Leadership Lab (AIRS 150) consists of Practical Military Training such as:
- Base visits
- 2 hours/week of physical fitness training
- Leadership / followership training & evaluation
- Team building
To become an Air Force Officer through Air Force ROTC, a student must, at a minimum:
- Complete one of the current programs offered under Air Force ROTC
- Successfully complete summer leadership training encampment
- Earn a bachelor’s degree in any major from UAA
Upon graduation and commissioning, new lieutenants must serve a minimum of four years in the Air Force.
Students can receive a minor in National Defense, Strategic Studies and Leadership: Air Force Emphasis, however they must complete the declaration of a minor form on the UAA website.