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Behavioral Sciences & Leadership

Lays the foundation for the understanding of yourself, others, and how groups work together.  Concentrations within this program are psychology, sociology, leadership, human factors, and the health professions.


No matter what you do in life, there is one irrefutable fact: you’ll be working with other people. Therefore, your success in any field will depend largely on your understanding of yourself and others and your ability to work together. The study of Behavioral Sciences lays the foundation for this understanding.

Behavioral Sciences & Leadership Faculty

The United States Air Force Academy Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership has roughly 40 faculty members who, in addition to curricular efforts, support the Dean of the Faculty, the Cadet Training Wing and other DoD agencies in leadership training and development, work climate assessment and military training. The department also conducts Air Force-relevant research benefiting the development of cadets, supporting the needs of the Air Force, and contributing the disciplinary body of knowledge.


  • Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Possible Concentrations: Clinical/Counseling Psychology | Experimental Psychology | Leadership | Sociocultural | Human Factors | Health Profession

Department News News From Around The Department

March 4, 2020

Senior NCO beats odds, fulfills dream of teaching

Master Sgt. Gloria Kuzmicki is a Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership instructor at the Air Force Academy's Dean of Faculty. She teaches approximately 300 freshman, sophomore and junior cadets.  Story and photos by Master Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes, March 4, 2020 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - “Educate,” “Motivate” and “Inspire” -- three words Master Sgt. Gloria Kuzmicki said she’s tried to live by during her near two-decade Air Force career. It seems fitting, then, that she’s an enlisted academic instructor at the Air Force Academy. “I didn’t think that teaching in the academic classroom was something I would...

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