Aerospace Studies Minor

Department of Aerospace Studies

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Kenneth Cates, Chair

The minor in aerospace studies is a 14-credit-hour, nontechnical course of study open to all UNC–Chapel Hill students. The minor entails topics such as the U.S. Air Force today; the history of U.S. Air Force air power; leadership, management, and ethics training; and national security affairs. An aerospace studies minor is useful to anyone interested in employment in federal government (particularly the Department of Defense) or the defense industry.

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
Students may select courses for the minor from the following list:14
United States Air Force Today
United States Air Force Today
The Evolution of United States Air Force Air and Space Power
The Evolution of United States Air Force Air and Space Power
Contemporary Leadership and Management
Contemporary Leadership and Management
Air and Space Expeditionary Training
National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty
The Military and Contemporary Society
Air Power and Modern Warfare
Total Hours14

Students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of coursework with a grade of C or better. The remaining two hours must be completed with a grade of C- or better.