Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the USAFA hosted its first class of cadets in 1955. Now home to more than 4,000 attendees, the USAFA offers 31 programs of study and an 8-to-1 cadet-to-faculty ratio.
Bachelor of science in cyber science
The USAFA's cyber science bachelor's degree includes 145 credits of coursework to help prepare cadets for both military and civilian professions. Designed to provide insight into aircraft, weapon systems, and cyber operations, the program emphasizes leadership, moral and ethical standards, and sound decision making for future Air Force officers.
Cadets complete 99 credits of core and athletic courses plus major courses in mathematics, telecommunications, and programming. Cadets also fulfill two cyber science capstone requirements. During the capstone sequence, students apply concepts and techniques to a team-based project.
Two additional cyberscience colloquium courses integrate cadet and faculty research, guest lectures, field trips, and career preparation resources.
Applying to USAFA
Applicants must be nominated by a legally authorized nominating entity to accept an appointment at the institution. Aspiring cadets complete a pre-candidate questionnaire in anticipation of submitting a formal application, ACT or SAT scores, transcripts, and teacher evaluations. Applicants must also take a candidate fitness assessment.
Program at a Glance
- School Type: Public
- Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission (HLC); ABET's Computing Accreditation Commission
- Tuition: No tuition; Cadets are required to serve in the U.S. Air Force or Space Force after graduation
- Required Credits: 145
- Program Length: Four years
- Delivery Format: On campus