Education at UNH AFROTC

Education is an important part of your ROTC career. Below is a break-down of what you would take while you are here.

All four years:

(AERO 301) Leadership Laboratory
Taken by all AFROTC cadets throughout enrollment in AFROTC. Command and staff leadership experiences in cadet corps. Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, career opportunities, and life and work of the junior officer. Student leadership potential developed in a practical, supervised laboratory. 2hrs/week. 0 credits. Pass/Fail.

For more information about what occurs at Leadership Lab, see our Leadership Labs page.

Freshman Year:

(AERO 415/416) Foundation of the US Air Force I - II
Fall: Mission and organization of today's Air Force as an instrument of the U.S. national defense policy. Customs and courtesies, officership, and communication foundations are discussed. 1hr/week. 1 credit.
Spring: Air Force installations, fundamentals of Air Force written and verbal communication, and current events of interest to Air Force Officers are discussed. 1hr/week. 1 credit.

Sophomore Year:

(AERO 541/542) Evolution of the US Air Force and Space Power I - II
Fall: The nature of warfare; development of air power from balloons and dirigibles through World War II. 1hr/week. 1 credit.
Spring: Development of air power from post-World War II through the peaceful use of air power humanitarian efforts; and research and development of present and future aerospace vehicles. 1hr/week. 1 credit.

Junior Year:

(AERO 671/672) Air Force Leadership Studies I - II
Fall: An integrated management course emphasizing the individual as an officer/leader in the Air Force. Motivation and behavior, leadership, communication, group dynamics, and decision making in a changing environment. Air Force cases studied. 4 credits.
Spring: Organizational and personal values; management of forces in change; organizational power, politics, managerial strategy, quality, and tactics; Air Force cases studied. 4 credits.

Senior Year:

(AERO 681/682) National Security Affairs I - II
Fall: Focus on the armed forces as part of American society, emphasizing civil-military relations in context of U.S. policy formulation and implementation. Requirements for adequate national security forces; political, economic, and social constraints on the national defense structure; impact of technological and international developments on strategic preparedness; the variables involved in the formulation and implementation of national security policy. 4 credits.
Spring: Focus on attitudes toward the military, socialization processes, role of the professional military leader-manager, and military justice and administrative law. 4 credits.

Contact Det 475 Unit Admissions Officer (UAO) at (603) 862-1480 for specific questions about scheduling AFROTC classes.

Qualified students from many cross-town schools may be eligible to attend AFROTC classes at UNH to earn their Commission. Call Det 475 at (603) 862-1480 for specific information.