- Oct 21, 2016
Are there any restrictions on the majors you choose? Obviously grades play a role. Are there restrictions on the number of cadets that can be certain majors every year? For example is electric engineering or management capped at 25, etc ( I just made up the numbers as an example ).
In terms of access to a major, I haven't heard of anyone being restricted from choosing what they wanted. The biggest 'restriction' that you will find is time. Time at USAFA is absolutely limited, and will usually be your main restriction on your choices. STEM majors will naturally take up more time than 'fuzzy' majors. Being a Soaring IP, an IC, a WOB, on the Flying Team, in a club, or on Sandhurst are all things that also take a serious time commitment as well.
It all comes down to what you value. Do you want to be a pilot more than anything or go to ENJJPT? The experience that you get as a Soaring IP might then be more valuable to you than getting an engineering degree. If you want to be a CRO, it'll probably be better to stay on Sandhurst, even if that means you won't be able to minor in a language or serve as a Squadron Commander. Try to think out your priorities, and write them down.
But as an answer to your question: No. You should be able to go for any Major that you want.