The Air Force ROTC curriculum is separated into four major areas:
Profession of Arms. Designed specifically for the continued development of professional knowledge and skills unique to the Air Force profession. Subject areas include officership, military law, laws of armed conflict, military customs and courtesies, and the individual’s role in supporting organizational and Air Force policies.
Communication Skills. Designed specifically to enhance professional development, which is integrated throughout the AFROTC curriculum. Emphasis is on a progressive study of the various communication skills required of Air Force junior officers. The curriculum is designed to provide both instruction and application of principles and concepts in written communication, staff communication instruments, oral communication, and the nature and art of effective listening.
Leadership Studies. Designed to examine aspects of military leadership and management functions as part of the overall concept of leadership. An examination of leader variables and characteristics provides a lead-in to a protracted study of leadership theory. Leadership and management skills are developed and applied in Leadership Laboratory and cadet corps activities. Leadership training is emphasized at field training where team sports, military drill, and special leadership problems are mandatory.
Military Studies/International Security Studies. Designed to develop an understanding of the nature of conflict and how the United States military forces, particularly air and space forces, are developed, organized, and employed. Subjects include the need for national security, the evolution and formulation of American defense policy and strategy, regional security issues, and joint doctrine.