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Aerospace Studies, Minor

Students in this minor focus on the foundations of military/aerospace teamwork, leadership, management, ethics/philosophy, and national security. Opportunity is given to gain language proficiency or to pursue coursework relevant to the interplay of societal forces, via social science electives.


What Can I Do with a Minor in Aerospace Studies?

If you're interested in taking classes that expose you to Air Force history, how the Air Force contributes to national security, leadership and management skills, what it means to be a military officer, and communications skills and techniques, the Aerospace Studies minor could be a great addition to your major.

You will take courses emphasizing the individual as a manager and a leader, individual motivational and behavioral processes, leadership styles, group dynamics, and ethics.  You will also learn effective writing and speaking skills and take courses from other disciplines, including foreign languages, political science, criminal justice, and more. In addition, you will benefit from a number of interesting and knowledgeable guest speakers from both the Air Force and civilian community.

Note: A minor in Aerospace Studies does not obligate you to join the Air Force.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 19

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Aerospace Studies Minor is to officially recognize students who have taken a prescribed set of courses designed to develop written, verbal, management and decision making skills while instilling an appreciation of the role the Air Force has played in United States history.   Graduates with an Aerospace Minor understand the role the military and more specifically the Air Force plays as one of the elements of national power.  Students demonstrate a proficiency in written and verbal communication using Air Force standard forms and practices.  Leadership, followership, management, diversity and team building are all focus areas for the Aerospace Studies minor.  Minor elective courses enhance student’s knowledge in political, sociological, historical, management, and economic arenas.

Mission Statement 

The mission of the AS Minor program is to develop student leaders with professional written and verbal communications abilities, decision making skills, and foundational knowledge of Air Force historical and future roles in the support and defense of the United States Constitution.  

Student Learning Outcomes

Embodies Airmen Culture

  • Comprehend the basic concepts of leadership and their impact on mission accomplishment.
  • Comprehend personal and professional standards of loyalty, character and accountability and their impact on being a leader of character.
  • Comprehend that good leaders must also be good followers
  • Comprehend the role of loyalty in effective followership
  • Apply effective followership traits in mission activities.
Warrier Ethos
  • Comprehend the military profession of arms.
  • Comprehend the meaning of a military officer’s Oath of Office.
  • Know Air Force heritage, traditions, and special ceremonies.
  • Comprehend how continuously honing physical, mental and professional skills impacts the employment of military capabilities
  • Comprehend the Code of Conduct and its importance to survival as a POW.


Minor Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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