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The Aerospace Leadership Studies minor serves as a pathway for students interested in military leadership and operations. The program benefits students across various fields of study, emphasizing the importance of leadership, as well as interpersonal and critical thinking skills.

Courses are primarily taught by active-duty Air Force officers on the UMD campus. You will explore the mission and operation of the U.S. Air Force, national defense, and deep dive into leadership and communication fundamentals. The program provides you with an understanding of the intricacies that shape international affairs and the Air Force. Whether you aspire to serve in the Air Force or seek to apply these principles in any professional setting, obtaining this minor will prepare you for the challenges facing today’s leaders.

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Benedictine Scholarship

All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.

Financial Aid

100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of scholarships. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.

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St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.


Visit our Catalog to view the program and course requirements. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

Career Outlook

The Aerospace Leadership Studies minor prepares students for service in the Air Force and opens doors to a multitude of exciting and fulfilling career possibilities.

  • AFROTC offers post-collegiate opportunities in more than 100 career specialties
  • Duluth is home to the 148th Fighter Wing, a unit of the Minnesota Air National Guard
  • Duluth is home to Cirrus Aircraft, an aircraft manufacturer that was founded in 1984 to produce the VK-30 kit aircraft