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AWARD-WINNING PROGRAMS OF STUDY

MAJORS & MINORS

The Air Force Academy’s award-winning majors and minors offer hands-on, real-world learning opportunities. Pick your passion today.

A number of these programs are consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report in their Best Colleges lists. Explore the list below to see which major or minor is the right fit for you and your career.

MAJORS

OVERVIEWS, POTENTIAL JOB ASSIGNMENTS AND REQUIRED COURSES

Aeronautical Engineering Economics Mechanical Engineering
Astronautical Engineering Electrical Engineering Meteorology
Basic Sciences English & Fine Arts Military & Strategic Studies
Behavioral Sciences Foreign Area Studies Operations Research 
Biology General Engineering Philosophy
Chemistry Geospatial Science Physics
Civil Engineering History Political Science
Computer Engineering Humanities Social Sciences
Computer Science Legal Studies Space Operations
Cyber Science Management Systems Engineering
Data Science Mathematics
MINORS

OVERVIEWS AND REQUIRED COURSES

Arabic Chinese French
German Japanese Portuguese
Russian Spanish Nuclear Weapons & Strategy
Philosophy Religion Studies Space Warfighting
CHOOSING AN ACADEMIC PROGRAM

Cadets can declare a major from day one, but it’s recommended that you wait until later in your fourth-class (freshman) year to allow for course adjustments during your first semesters. To declare a major, meet with your Associate Air Officers Commanding for Academics (AAOCAs). Cadets must declare a major by October of their third semester.

Download the Curriculum Handbook to learn about prerequisites and what semester they must be fulfilled so you can stay-on-track for successful program completion.

Majors’ Night

Each semester, the Academy hosts Majors’ Night to help cadets explore their options by speaking with department representatives and consulting with academic advisors or AAOCAs. See the Academic Calendar for upcoming Major’s Nights.

Declaring Minors or Multiple Majors

In addition to their primary program of study, cadets can earn a minor or multiple majors. Contact your academic advisor for details.

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