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ACADEMICS AT A DIFFERENT ALTITUDE

At the United States Air Force Academy, a world-class education will elevate your career.

ACADEMICS OVERVIEW

A NOTE FROM THE DEAN

At the United States Air Force Academy, our rigorous academic program balances Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with the arts and humanities. Our robust core curriculum places cadets at the intersection of these disciplines, generating opportunities to cultivate and apply creative and complex problem-solving abilities.

This challenging yet rewarding academic program continues to garner national recognition. We offer 27 majors and 4 minors, unique research opportunities and a variety of post-graduate scholarships. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to developing cadets as officers and scholars, stoking intellectual curiosity and a commitment to life-long learning.

This academic program is woven into the broader fabric of the Academy and its programs in character and leadership development, athletics and airmanship. Academy graduates are well-equipped with the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to serve the Air Force and the nation as leaders of character.

AT A GLANCE

ACADEMIC FACTS

#32017 Forbes Top Public Colleges

#52017 Forbes Top 21 STEM Colleges

#172017 Forbes Top 25 Liberal Arts Universities

#32017 U.S. News Top Public School

#12017 U.S. News Best Aero/Astronautical Programs

#72017 U.S. News Best Undergrad Engineering Program

For information about other programs that support current Academy cadets—like the Scholar’s Program and Summer Programs—download the Curriculum Handbook.