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AN ELEVATED EDUCATION

“Man’s flight through life is sustained by the power of his knowledge.” Austin “Dusty” Miller

Here at the Air Force Academy, we know tomorrow is unknown. The 21st century is being shaped by rapidly changing technology, the shrinking of natural resources, and the next large leap into outer space. So we don’t sit back and learn, we lean forward and pursue. We ask the tough questions, and do the hard work. Want to launch a satellite? Tackle global pollution? Harness the power of artificial intelligence? Tomorrow starts here.

The future challenges of air, space, and cyberspace demand agile thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and confident decision makers. A robust core curriculum will give you a breadth of knowledge in science, engineering, technology, and math, complemented by the arts and humanities. Deepen your expertise with 32 majors and 13 minors options. Solve real-world problems alongside exceptional faculty members in one of 24 research centers, like our Human Performance or Aeronautics Lab. Jump out of airplanes, learn a language, see the world, all before you even begin a career in the Air Force or Space Force.

ACADEMICS OVERVIEW

A NOTE FROM THE DEAN

“Welcome to your United States Air Force Academy, where you will receive a world-class education! We are thrilled to deliver a curriculum that will lay a foundation for your intellectual development and benefit you in the Air Force, Space Force, and beyond. Our academic program will benefit you as citizens of our nation, as members of the profession of arms, and as Air and Space warriors. Our liberal education balances Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with the humanities and social sciences. The value of the Air Force Academy experience lives in the intersection of this liberal education with attributes developed through athletic competition and the military ethos cultivated through your experiences in the cadet wing.

Our faculty will fuel your intellectual curiosity and lay a foundation for lifelong learning. As you consider your options, consult with your academic advisor and your instructors to create a program that will prepare you for the rest of your career and beyond. The faculty and staff are committed to your development as cadets and officers, students and scholars. Our goal is to create an inspiring learning environment that fosters innovative thinking, research, and development.”

Brig. Gen. Linell Letendre

Dean of the Faculty, US Air Force Academy

Excerpt from 2020-2021 Curriculum Handbook

AT A GLANCE

ACADEMIC FACTS

#3U.S. News Top Public School

#6Forbes Top 25 STEM Colleges

#1Funded Undergraduate 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).