POTENTIAL JOB ASSIGNMENTS
When you major in History at the Air Force Academy, you prepare yourself to join a long line of leaders that reach far into the past. Our majors serve as pilots, navigators, missile officers, intelligence officers, maintenance officers, personnel officers, communication officers, and in many other fields. Some receive advanced degrees in History and return to the Academy as faculty members. General Ronald Fogelman was the first United States Air Force Academy graduate to serve as CSAF and was both a History major and a DFH faculty member.
Majoring in History also prepares you for life beyond the Air Force. History was the course of study of both Carly Fiorina, former CEO of the Hewlett-Packard Corporation and Lee Iacocca former CEO of Chrysler Corp.; Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and George W. Bush earned History degrees; and Woodrow Wilson is the only US President to have earned a doctoral degree which was in History. Many other leaders in every sector of industry and public life rely on their critical thinking skills developed from the in-depth study of history to help them make crucial decisions that influence multitudes of people.
- History of Technology and Warfare
- History of U.S. Foreign Relations
- Foundations of Modern America
- Modern Middle Eastern History
SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE
|4th CLASS YEAR (FRESHMAN)||3RD CLASS YEAR (SOPHOMORE)||2ND CLASS YEAR (JUNIOR)||1ST CLASS YEAR (SENIOR)|
|Beh Sci 110
Com Sci 110
For Lang 1
For Lang 2
Engr Mech 220
Pol Sci 211
|Aero Engr 315
Aerospace History Opt
Area History Opt
Beh Sci 310
Astro Engr 310
Open Academic Opt
Soc Sci 412
VALIDATION AND TRANSFER CREDITS
Situation dependent; see DFH/AIC with specific information of the course you wish to transfer. Cadets making inquiry should bring a transcript and course syllabus for the course they took and are seeking to be transferred.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRAVEL
Cadets majoring in History may apply to take summer and/or spring break tours of foreign countries. Some trips focus on a military theme such as tours of battlefields and other historical sites, while some emphasize the cultural and political history of foreign countries. Our cadets have recently traveled to France, Belgium, England and India. There are additional tours within the US to historical sites, conferences, museums, military reunions and battlefields. Cadets also have opportunities to design their own trip in conjunction with their faculty member/sponsor.