On 5/20/2015 a new AFSC Academic Requirements page was uploaded to the SharePoint. The new page is much more detailed, but it also gave the AFRS much more flexibility with selecting personnel for certain career fields. Here is the general summary of the new requirements for the Space Ops career field.
This update is consistent with 13S selects during the 15OT02 board, and effectively ends the speculation about STEM degree requirements for the career field.
- Mandatory Degree Requirements: Greater than or equal to 40% of accessions: Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering or Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering or Systems Engineering or Mathematics and Statistics or Space Systems Operations or Astronomy and Astrophysics.
- Mandatory Degree Requirements: Greater than or equal to 40% of accessions: Computer and Information Sciences or Computer Programming or Information Sciences/Studies or Computer Systems Analysis or Computer Science or Computer Software and Media Applications or Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications or Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management or Engineering; Ceramic Sciences and Engineering or Engineering Mechanics or Engineering Physics or Engineering Science or Operations Research or Engineering Chemistry or Signal/Geospatial Intelligence or Command & Control (C3, C4I) Systems and Operations or Information Operations/Joint Information Operations or Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare or Directed Energy Systems or Low-Observables and Stealth Technology or Systems Science and Theory or Mathematics and Computer Science or Computational Science or Physics.
- Desireable/Permitted Degree: Less than or equal to 20% of accessions: Any Bachelor or Master of Science Degree.