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ACADEMICS AT A DIFFERENT ALTITUDE

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

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ACADEMICS OVERVIEW

A NOTE FROM THE DEAN

At the U.S. 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 31 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, skills, and responsibilities necessary to serve the Air Force and the nation as leaders of character.

AT A GLANCE

ACADEMIC FACTS

#3U.S. News Top Public School

#6Forbes Top 25 STEM Colleges

#1Undergraduate Research University

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

The Academy’s Bachelor of Science degree is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).