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Develop computer-based skills and abilities that can be applied in all Air Force career fields.


The Department of Computer and Cyber Sciences helps cadets develop computer-based skills and abilities that can be applied in all Air Force career fields. After graduation, you might find yourself operating combat communications capabilities or maintaining and defending computer and communications networks. Computer and Cyber Sciences majors who become pilots have the advantage of greater insight into their aircraft and weapons systems, which are highly dependent on software.

The department is home to nearly 25 faculty members—who teach more than 1,400 cadets each year— and the Academy Center for Cyberspace Research (ACCR) which conducts research in cyber warfare, information assurance, unmanned aerial systems, and cyberspace education.

The department is a National Security Agency National Center of Academic Excellence in cyber operations and cyber defense education.

Graduating cadets have opportunities to pursue advanced degrees at the Air Force Institute of Technology or at other internationally known institutions.

Computer and Cyber Sciences Faculty & Staff


Computer Science

Cyber Science

Co-Administered Majors

Operations Research

Systems Engineering – Information Systems Depth

The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Department News News From Around The Department

November 5, 2019

Academy profile: 2018 grad continues education at MIT

Interview by Jennifer Spradlin, November 5, 2019 Second Lt. Austin Gadient, a 2018 Air Force Academy graduate and Charlottesville, Virginia native, is slated to earn his graduate degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology later this year. MIT is world-renowned for its science and engineering programs and has a highly competitive selection rate, admitting only 2,000 students each year to its graduate programs. Gadient hopes to bring that competitive edge to his Air Force service as a developmental engineer at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. What attracted you to the Air Force Academy?...

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March 20, 2017

CyberWorx achieves initial operational capability

By John Van Winkle, U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs / Published March 06, 2017.   U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Air Force CyberWorx achieved initial operational capability, Air Force officials announced last month. CyberWorx is an Air Force-level entity focused on technological and human innovation in the cyber realm with emphasis on developing public-private partnerships. As the Air Force’s cyber innovation center, CyberWorx is a new venture for the Air Force, designed to meld Air Force, academic and industry expertise to provide rapid, creative and agile solutions to maintain freedom of action in the evolving and contested cyber...

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