The skills to help you succeed

Choose a major that interests you and graduate with confidence from Michigan State University or one of our several cross town affiliate schools.


Pursuing a technical or foreign language major can make cadets more competitive for Air Force ROTC scholarships. 

Aerospace Studies classes

Aerospace studies classes introduce cadets to the military lifestyle, teach them the history of airpower, and teach them leadership skills for application to the military environment. Aerospace studies classes are seperate from leadership laboratory. Cadets are required to be enrolled in at least one aerospace studies class per semester.

  • First year cadet, 1 credit hour

    AS100 - The Foundations of the United States Air Force

    Provides an overview of the basic characteristics, missions, and organization of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force.


  • Second year cadet, 1 credit hour

    AS200 - The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power

    Educates cadets on history of aerospace and the USAF/USSF. Motivates students into transition from cadet into officer candidate in preparation for Field Training.

  • Third year cadet, 3 credit hours

    AS300 - United States Air Force Leadership Studies

    Teaches cadets principles of leadership and management. Cadets focus on enhancing leadership skills by applying learned knowledge to increased responsibilities during leadership laboratory.

  • Fourth year cadet, 3 credit hours

    AS400 - National Security Affairs

    Senior cadets are given the foundation to understand their role as military officers in society. Cadets are introduced to the complexities of political and social issues surrounding the military profession.

Confused where you may fit in joining AFROTC? If you are curious about joining detachment 380 and fit any of these categories feel free to contact the detachment directly.

Contact Det 380

All Aerospace classes are taught by the cadre of Detachment 380.

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