Air Force Aerospace Studies
University of Denver students may participate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program through an agreement with the University of Colorado at Boulder. Air Force ROTC programs lead to a commission in the U.S. Air Force upon receipt of a bachelor’s degree.
Standard Four-Year Course
This program is offered in three parts: the general military courses for lower-division (freshman and sophomore) students; the professional officer courses for upper-division students; and Leadership Laboratory (attended by all students). Completion of a two-week summer training program is required prior to entry into the professional officer courses.
ROTC Course Credit
Air Force ROTC students may use their upper division ROTC courses to meet the requirements toward the AFROTC Leadership minor. In some cases, ROTC credit may be applied to program requirements with the approval of the specific program. Students register for AFROTC courses through regular DU registration, though they are taught on the CU-Boulder campus and follow the CU semester calendar.
LEADERSHIP STUDIES MINOR
Air Force ROTC courses are eligible to count towards a Leadership Studies Minor through the Pioneer Leadership Program, please visit the Pioneer Leadership Program for details.
RTC2 1010 Heritage and Values I (0-1.5 Credits)
This course provides an introduction to the Air Force, encourages students to pursue an AF career or seek additional information to be better informed about the role of the USAF. The course allows students to examine general aspects of the Department of the Air Force, AF Leadership, Air Force benefits, and opportunities for AF officers. The course also lays the foundation for becoming an Airman by outlining our heritage and values. Classes meet on CU-Boulder campus on the semester calendar.
RTC2 1020 Heritage and Values II (0-1.5 Credits)
A continuation of RTC2 1010. This course provides a historical perspective including lessons on war and the US military, AF operations, principles of war, and airpower. This course also provides students with an understanding for the employment of air and space power, from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. The students are introduced to the Air Force way of life and gain knowledge on what it means to be an Airman. Classes meet on CU-Boulder campus on the semester calendar.
RTC2 1234 Leadership Laboratory (0 Credits)
All AFROTC cadets must attend leadership lab (two hours per week). The laboratory involves a study of Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, career opportunities and the life and work of an Air Force junior officer. Students (cadets) seeking a commission must take this lab in conjunction with their AIRR lecture/course. "Special Students" NOT seeking a commission, are not required or allowed to attend LLAB (Leadership Lab). These courses are taken at CU Boulder. Co-requisites: One of RTC2 1010, RTC2 1020, RTC2 3010, RTC2 3030.
RTC2 2010 Team and Leadership Fundamentals 1 (0-1.5 Credits)
This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of both leadership and team building. This course teaches students that there are many layers to leadership, including aspects that are not always obvious. Such things include listening, understanding themselves, being a good follower, and problem solving efficiently. Classes meet on CU-Boulder campus on the semester calendar.
RTC2 2020 Team and Leadership Fundamentals 2 (0-1.5 Credits)
A continuation of RTC2 2010. This course is designed to discuss different leadership perspectives when completing team building activities and discussing things like conflict management. This course also provides students with the ability of demonstrating their basic verbal and written communication skills. Active cadets will apply these lessons at Field Training. Classes meet on CU-Boulder campus on the semester calendar.
RTC2 3010 Leading People and Effective Communication 1 (0-4.5 Credits)
This course is designed to build on the leadership fundamentals. The cadets will have the opportunity to utilize their skills as they begin a broader leadership role in the detachment. The goal is for cadets and students to have a more in-depth understanding of how to effectively lead people and provide them with the tools to use throughout their detachment leadership roles. Classes meet on CU-Boulder campus on the semester calendar.
RTC2 3020 Leading People and Effective Communication 2 (0-4.5 Credits)
Continuation of RTC2 3010. This course is designed to help cadets hone their writing and briefing skills. The course continues into advanced skills and ethics training that will prepare them for becoming an officer and a supervisor. Classes meet on CU-Boulder campus on the semester calendar.
RTC2 3030 National Security, Leadership Responsibilities/Commissioning Preparation 1 (0-4.5 Credits)
This course is designed to address the basic elements of national security policy and process. The cadet will comprehend the air and space power operations as well as understand selected roles of the military in society and current domestic and international issues affecting the military profession. Classes meet on CU-Boulder campus on the semester calendar.
RTC2 3031 National Security, Leadership Responsibilities/Commissioning Preparation 2 (0-4.5 Credits)
This course is designed to prepare cadets for life as a second lieutenant. Cadets should comprehend the responsibility, authority, and functions of an Air Force commander and selected provisions of the military justice system. Classes meet on CU-Boulder campus on the semester calendar.