Aerospace Studies

Joint Military Studies Minor

Minor in Joint Military Studies

The minor in Joint Military Studies is offered to any student completing the courses of study listed below.  The minor not only prepares cadets for active duty service but provides any student the opportunity to study one of our country’s major instruments of power, the United States Military.  There is no military commitment required for a student to enroll in and complete the Joint Military Studies minor and may provide a critical resume discriminator for employment within the Department of Defense, State Department, or government services.  In addition to studying military organizations, missions, and operations, the student will gain a broad perspective of the military in general by studying the history of all Department of Defense Services and completing at least two sister-service ROTC course; thus emphasizing our countries focus on "Joint" military operations.

Air Force and Army ROTC

The preparation of future Air Force and Army officers is provided through the Air Force ROTC program.  Enrollment is open to any student attending the university on a full-time basis.  The curriculum provides the individual with a firm understanding of the concepts of aerospace power, Army doctrine, military tactics and the Joint mission, organization, and operations.

Enrollment in the ROTC is voluntary and accomplished through the fall and spring registration periods.  Scholarships are available in many academic disciplines on a competitive basis.  Approximately one-third of the students hold scholarships.  Depending on the semester, approximately one-third of the cadet corps consists of women.  Almost all Army and Air Force career fields are open to women, including pilot positions.

General Program

Both the two and four-year ROTC programs are offered.  The program consists of the General Military Course (GMC) during the freshman and sophomore years and the Professional Officer Course (POC) for the remaining two years of college for Air Force ROTC.  The Army program is divided into the Basic Course for freshman, sophomores and the Advanced Course for Juniors and Seniors.  All cadets participate in a four-week training period during the summer between their sophomore and junior years.

Those students that do not desire to pursue a commission into either military service are welcome to enroll in the Joint Military Studies Program.  Requirements for completion of the Joint Military Studies Minor include 6 credit hours from each ROTC curriculums below for a total of 12 credit hours and 6 credit hours from the acceptable electives listed below.  All total 18-21 credit hours in respective course of study.

AEROSPACE STUDIES
AS101Foundations of U.S. Air Force I1 credit hour
AS102Foundations of U.S. Air Force II1 credit hour
AS201The Evolution of USAF Air & Space Power    I
1 credit hour
AS202The Evolution of USAF Air & Space Power    II
1 credit hour
AS301Air Force Management & Leadership I
3 credit hours
AS302Air Force Management & Leadership II
3 credit hours
AS402National Security Affairs
3 credit hours
AS402National Security Affairs
3 credit hours

MILITARY SCIENCE
MS101
Fundamentals of Military Science I
1 credit hour
MS102Fundamentals of Military Science II1 credit hour
MS201Applied Leadership I
1 credit hour
MS202Applied Leadership II
1 credit hour
MS301Applied Military Leadership I
2 credit hours
MS302Applied Military Leadership II
2 credit hours
MS401Advanced Military Management & Leadership I
2 credit hours
MS402Advanced Military Management & Leadership II
2 credit hours

ACCEPTABLE ELECTIVE COURSES
44.248
Terrorism
3 credit hours
44.212
WMD
3 credit hours
42.251
War in Literature
3 credit hours
43.204
China and the Modern World
3 credit hours
43.242
World War II
3 credit hours
43.322
Chinese Foreign Policy
3 credit hours
43.356
The Civil War and Reconstruction
3 credit hours
43.393
History of the Middle East and Islamic World
3 credit hours
46.101
Introduction to American Politics
3 credit hours
46.112
Introduction to Comparative Political Systems
3 credit hours
46.121
Introduction to International Relations
3 credit hours

Active Duty Obligation

There is no active duty obligation for enrolling in the ROTC courses as a student in the JMS minor program unless you are a cadet pursuing a commission.  Students who complete the Air Force or Army ROTC program and receive a commission, incur a four-year active duty commitment.  Flying officers (pilot, navigator, combat systems operator) serve additional commitments from the time they complete their training.  Students who do not desire to pursue a commission are welcome to enroll into any ROTC academic course and will be administratively tracked separately from those that desire to pursue a commission.  These administrative requirements are transparent to the student.