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

The divisional major program is recommended for cadets already declared in a disciplinary major within the respective division who, for a variety of reasons, find the divisional approach more suited to fulfilling graduation requirements. Since the divisional majors lack the structure of a disciplinary major, they are generally not appropriate paths for cadets who may be interested in graduate school as additional undergraduate coursework in the selected discipline will likely be required prior to entering graduate school.

Entry into a divisional major is generally done at the direction of a disciplinary advisor and must be approved by the Division Chair or the Divisional Major Advisor-In-Charge (AIC). The AIC will advise cadets on the specific requirements of the major appropriate to their individual circumstances.

Basic Sciences General Engineering Humanities Social Sciences
Minors
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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