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 the University of Connecticut.

All four years: Leadership Laboratory

All AFROTC cadets, throughout enrollment in AFROTC, take leadership lab, where cadets have command and staff leadership experiences in cadet corps, Air Force and Space Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, career opportunities, and the life and work of the junior officer. Student leadership potential is 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 – Heritage and Values of USAF and USSF I and II

Fall/Spring:  History and evolution of the United States Air Force and the United States Space Force; overview of the Department of the Air Force and Space Force, its major commands, and an introduction of the principles and tenets of US airpower during warfare. 

1 hr/week – 1 credit.

Sophomore Year: AIRF 2000, 2200 – Team and Leadership Fundamentals I and II

Fall/Spring:  Team and leadership fundamentals to include listening, followership, problem solving and conflict management.

1 hr/week – 1 credit.

Junior Year: AIRF 3000, 3200 – Leading People and Effective Communication I and II

Fall/Spring:  Advanced skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis on enhancing leadership skills and communication.

3 hrs/week- 3 credits.

Senior Year: AIRF 4000 4200 – National Security Affairs / Preparation for Active Duty I and II

Fall:  Focus on the armed forces as part of American society, emphasizing civil-military relations in the context of U.S. policy formulation and implementation.  Requirements for adequate national security forces; political, economic, and social constraints on the national defense structure; the 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, military justice, and administrative laws.

3 hrs/3 credits.


Qualified students from crosstown schools (Connecticut College, CCSU, ECSU, University of Hartford and University of Rhode Island) may be eligible to attend AFROTC classes at UConn to earn their commission. Contact us at (860) 486-2224 for specific information.