Air Force ROTC

The minor in Air Force ROTC is offered to any Farmingdale baccalaureate 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. In addition to studying Air Force 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 a leadership and/or business course emphasizing the key elements of leadership required of an Air Force Officer.  The AFR courses are conducted at Manhattan College on Fridays.  Completion of the minor does not fulfill all commissioning requirements.  

Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will demonstrate diverse knowledge of the United States Military.
  • Students will have an appreciation of the historical development for the Department of Defense Services.
  • Students will gain the ability to apply leadership skills required of an Air Force Officer.
  • Students will be able to work effectively on teams.

About Academic Minors

Farmingdale State College students are invited to enhance their studies with an "Academic Minor." A minor is a cluster of thematically related courses drawn from one or more departments. In addition to department based minors (e.g. computer programming & info systems), interdisciplinary minors are also available (e.g. legal studies).

Academic minors are approved by the College-Wide Curriculum Committee and the Provost. Students must make application for an academic minor through the department offering the minor in conjunction with the Registrar's Office Specific course work must be determined in consultation with a faculty member in the department offering the minor. A statement of successful completion of the academic minor will appear on the student's transcript at the time of graduation.

  • A minor is considered to be an optional supplement to a student's major program of study.
  • Completion of a minor is not a graduation requirement and is subject to the availability of the courses selected. However, if the requirements for a minor are not completed prior to certification of graduation in the major, it will be assumed that the minor has been dropped. Consequently, the student will only be certified for graduation in their primary major.
  • Only students in 4 year baccalaureate programs can apply for a minor.
  • A minor should consist of 15 to 21 credits.
  • At least 12 credits must be in courses at the 200 level or higher.
  • At least 9 credits must be residency credits.
  • Specific requirements for each minor are determined by the department granting the minor. 
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in their minor.  Some minors may require a higher GPA.
  • Students are prohibited from declaring a minor in the same discipline as their major (e.g. one cannot combine an applied math minor with an applied math major). Academic minors may not apply to all curricula.
  • Students are permitted to double-count courses.
  • Students are only permitted to take more than one minor with appropriate written approval of their department chair or curriculum Dean.

Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

Contact Information

Aviation

Dr. Jeanne Radigan, Chair
Lupton Hall, Room
934-420-2308
aviationcenter@farmingdale.edu
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Fall 2019

Subject to revision

Required:
AFR 101 The Foundations of the U.S. Air Force I 1
AFR 102 The Foundations of the U.S. Air Force II 1
AFR 201 The Evolution of U.S. Air and Space Power I 1
AFR 202 The Evolution of U.S. Air and Space Power II 1
Select 1 course from the following: ( 3 credits )
BUS 311 / PSY 311 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 209 Teamwork & Team Building 3
BUS 360 Leadership Theories and Practices 3
BUS 460 Leadership and Ethics 3
Required:
AFR 301 Air Force Leadership and Management I 3
AFR 302 Air Force Leadership and Management II 3
AFR 401 National Security Affairs/Prep for Active Duty I 3

Curriculum Summary

Total Credits: 16

Please note that this minor will only require 3 credits completed at FSC (per ROTC agreement)

AFR 101 The Foundations of the U.S. Air Force I

This is a survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and provides an overview of the basic characteristics, missions, and organization of the Air Force. The course covers the history and structure of the US Air Force, the Air Force's capabilities, career opportunities, benefits, and Air Force installations.

AFR 102 The Foundations of the U.S. Air Force II

This course is a continuation of study associated with AFR 102.

AFR 201 The Evolution of U.S. Air and Space Power I

This course features topics on Air Force heritage and leaders; introduction to air power through examination of the Air Force Core Functions; and continued application of communication skills. Its purpose is to instill an appreciation of the development and employment of air power.

AFR 202 The Evolution of U.S. Air and Space Power II

This course is a continuation of study associated with AFR 201.

BUS 311 Organizational Behavior

This upper-division course presents the concepts of organizational behavior and structure as well as topics relating to motivation content and process theories; group communication and dynamics; decision making; causes and resolutions of organizational conflicts; and factors pertaining to influence, power, and politics in organizations. Note: Students completing this course may not receive credit for PSY 311. Prerequisite(s): BUS 109, or PSY 101 or permission of department chair.

PSY 311 Organizational Behavior

This upper-division course presents the concepts of organizational behavior and structure as well as topics relating to motivation content and process theories; group communications and dynamics; decision making; causes and resolutions of organizational conflicts; and factors pertaining to influence, power and politics in organizations. Note: Students cannot get credit for PSY 311 and 311W; PSY 311W can be used to fulfill the writing intensive requirement. Note: Offered at the discretion of the Psychology Department. Prerequisite(s): BUS 109 or PSY 101.

BUS 209 Teamwork and Team Building

The following topics will be discussed and analyzed: teams in organizations, understanding team building and development, working in groups and teams, team roles and processes, being a team leader, and handling team conflict. The culmination of these concepts and functions, referred to as "team forming, storming, norming, and performing," will also be covered. Case studies will be used extensively. Prerequisite(s): BUS 109

BUS 360 Leadership Theories Practices

The following will be covered: definition and significance of leadership; global and cultural contexts of leadership; early theories and practices: the foundations of modern leadership; individual differences and traits and the ability to lead; leadership and "emotional intelligence;" leadership and "the moral compass;" power, influence, and leadership; new models of leadership; leadership of non-profits; and leading change. Prerequisite(s): BUS 109

BUS 460 Leadership and Ethics

This advanced-level business management course covers theories, case studies, and skill development applications relating to effective leadership and ethics. Emphasis will be on the interrelated role of laws, cultural norms, attitudes, moral development, situational circumstances, and technologies as determining effects on ethical leadership. Coursework includes leadership-and ethics related research literature and databases. Note: Students cannot get credit for BUS 460 and 460W; BUS 460W can be used to fulfill the writing intensive requirement. Note: Offered at the discretion of the Business Management Department. Prerequisite(s) BUS 109 or Management course, Senior-level status.

AFR 301 Air Force Leadership and Management I

This course is a study of leadership, management, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, evaluation systems, and the communication skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical applications of the concepts being studied. Prerequisite(s): AFR 101, AFR 102, AFR 201, AFR 202

AFR 302 Air Force Leadership and Management II

This course is a continuation of study associated with AFR 301. Prerequisite(s): AFR 101, AFR 102, AFR 201, AFR 202

AFR 401 National Security Affairs/Prep for Active Duty I

This course examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officer ship, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to refining communication skills. Prerequisite(s): AFR 101, AFR 102, AFR 201, AFR 202