Cadets may pursue any major the University offers. In fact we encourage you to seek a degree in something you are interested in, because this usually means you will do well. Our main concern is that you maintain at least the minimum 2.0 GPA (but we recommend much higher to compete for scholarships or Field Training) and that you can finish your degree in the planned time period.
With that said, certain career fields do require certain degrees (i.e. Civil Engineers require a Civil Engineering degree). Also, Science, Technical, Engineering, and Math (STEM) majors are more competitive for scholarships. See a list of different career fields the Air Force has to offer here: https://www.airforce.com/careers
Majors in Business / Finance / Human Resources / Liberal Arts / Acquisitions can translate well into the following Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC).
- Acquisitions Officer: Help spend the Air Force's $156 billion dollar budget by purchasing cutting-edge technology and working with vendors to get the equipment we need.
- Contracting Officer: Negotiate with external vendors and manage multi-million dollar contracts that support operations across the Air Force.
- Force Management Officer: Lead the human resources component by taking care of the most important aspect of the Air Force, its members, through managing career development, evaluations, and more.
- Finance Officer: Manage finances and accounting to help Air Force leaders spend operational funds appropriately.
Majors in any degree / Liberal Arts / Management can translate well into the following AFSC's.
- Airfield Operations Officer: Manage airfields and runways, helping Air Force bases run efficiently.
- Missile Operations Officer: Manage and operate the United States arsenal of nuclear warhead...an incredible responsibility.
Majors in Language / Finance / International Studies / Liberal Arts / Journalism can translate well into the following AFSC's.
- Intelligence Officer: Collect, analyze and disseminate information to Air Force Commanders so they can plan missions effectively.
- Public Affairs Officer: Lead as a journalist by attending events across the globe and reporting on what the Air Force is doing.