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MEET EXPECTATIONS FROM DAY ONE

CORE CURRICULUM

The United States Air Force Academy provides cadets with a well-rounded curriculum which promotes learning and growth in three main content areas and prepares cadets to achieve the Academy’s outcomes.

Main Content Areas

  • Culture and Global Awareness
  • Leadership and Human Behavior
  • Science and Technology

 

CORE CURRICULUM

This curriculum consists of 32 three-semester-hour academic courses (96 semester hours) and 10 half-credit physical education courses (5 semester hours) for a total of 101 core semester hours. With few exceptions, cadets take physical education each of their eight semesters.

4th Class Year
(Freshman)
3rd Class Year
(Sophomore)
2nd Class Year
(Junior)
1st Class Year
(Senior)
Beh Sci 110 Chem 200 Aero Engr 315 English 411
Chem 100 Econ 201 Astro Engr 310 Mgt 400
Comp Sci 110 Engr Mech 220 Beh Sci 310 MSS 415/416
Engr 101 English 211 Biology 315 Soc Sci 412
English 111 Law 220 ECE 315
For Lang 1 MSS 200 History 300
For Lang 2 Physics 215 Math 300
History 100 Poli Sci 211 Philos 310
Math 141 Engr Sys Option
Math 142/152
Physics 110
PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM
4th Class Year
(Freshman)
3rd Class Year
(Sophomore)
2nd Class Year
(Junior)
1st Class Year
(Senior)
Boxing Swimming Combatives I Open Elective
Physical Development Water Survival Combatives II Open Elective
Individual Sport Elective (Tennis, Racquetball, Golf) Team Sport Elective (Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Soccer)