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United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, CO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate12%
Acceptance Rate12%

Air Force Academy Academics

United States Air Force Academy requires a minimum of 132 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at Air Force Academy, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Air Force Academy does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 86% of students who start college at Air Force Academy complete all the credits required within six years.

Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted Unknown
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available X
New Student Orientation X

Reminder: Air Force Academy may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Do I Have To Take At Air Force Academy?

Air Force Academy has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a language requirement

Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Air Force Academy.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math true
Science true
Computer Yes

Reminder: Check with Air Force Academy directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Air Force Academy

When choosing a major, Air Force Academy students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Air Force Academy.

Student Designed Majors

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.

Senior Projects

Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.

Double Majoring at Air Force Academy

Air Force Academy offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About United States Air Force Academy

Does Air Force Academy Offer Learning Disability Services?

❌ Air Force Academy does not offer services for students with disabilities.

Does Air Force Academy Have An Online Program?

❌ Air Force Academy does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Air Force Academy Offer Credit for AP Classes?

✅ Air Force Academy offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Air Force Academy Have An Honors Program?

✅ Air Force Academy offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does Air Force Academy Require Internships?

❌ Air Force Academy does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Air Force Academy does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.

Additional Information About United States Air Force Academy

United States Air Force Academy Library

The main library on campus is the McDermott Library and there is one other library on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Air Force Academy

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

Air Force Academy does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


Does Air Force Academy have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Air Force Academy does not have any ROTC programs.

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