Program Info.

Education is an important part of your ROTC career. Below is a break-down of what your ROTC requirements will be during your time here at UConn.

All four years: Leadership Laboratory

All AFROTC cadets throughout enrollment in AFROTC take leadership lab, where one learns command and staff leadership experiences in cadet corps, Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, career opportunities, and the life and work of the junior officer. Student leadership potential developed in a practical, supervised laboratory.

2 hrs/week.

All four years: Physical Training

All AFROTC cadets are required to keep up with their physical fitness. More information will be provided upon entrance into the program.

2 hrs/week.

Freshman Year: AIRF 1000, 1200 – Foundation of the US Air Force I and II

Fall: Mission and organization of today’s Air Force as an instrument of the U.S. national defense policy. Customs and courtesies, officer-ship, and communication foundations are discussed.

1 hr/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.

1 hr/week – 1 credit.

Sophomore Year: AIRF 2000, 2200 – Evolution of the US Air Force and Space Power I and II

Fall: The nature of warfare; development of air power from balloons and dirigibles through WWII.

1 hr/week – 1 credit.

Spring: Development of air power from post-WWII through the peaceful use of air power humanitarian efforts; and research and development of present and future aerospace vehicles.

1 hr/week – 1 credit.

Junior Year: AIRF 3000, 3200 – Air Force Leadership Studies I and 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.

3 hrs/week- 3 credits.

Spring: Organizational and personal values; management of forces in change; organizational power, politics, managerial strategy, quality, tactics; Air Force cases studied.

3 hrs/3 credits.

Senior Year: AIRF 4000 4200 – National Security Affairs I and 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 variable involved in the formulation and implementation of national security policy.

3 hrs/3 credits.

Spring: Focus on attitudes toward the military, socialization processes, role of the professional military leader-manager, and military justice, and administrative laws.

3 hrs/3 credits.

Qualified students from many crosstown schools may be eligible to attend AFROTC classes at UConn to earn their commission. Contact us at (860) 486-2224 for specific information.