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Advanced Physics Program

Advanced study in physics provides skill in critical thinking valued by all branches of the Army and an academic foundation well-suited for later specialization in virtually any technical field of value to the Army.
Cadets who major in physics can serve the Army as acquisition project managers, astronauts, battalion commanders, doctors, engineers, intelligence specialists, nuclear weapons experts, physicists, and in other positions.
Student Learning Outcomes


1.  Cadets can apply the laws of physics to formulate mathematical models of physical systems, solve the resulting equations, and apply the solutions to hypothetical and real-world problems.

2.  Cadets can apply the laws of physics to formulate and test hypotheses in an experimental setting.

3.  Cadets can complete academic assignments and perform research using accepted ethical and scientific standards.
4.  Cadets can communicate logical solutions to scientific and technical problems to superiors, peers, and subordinates.
5.  Cadets are prepared for graduate education in physics, engineering or related fields.


Honors in Physics

Cadets can enhance their educational experience by pursuing honors in physics. Honors will be awarded to cadets who meet minimum GPA requirements and who take two additional courses from the list to the right (PH489 is required unless an approved AIAD is completed).



Course Offerings
PH201 Physics I
PH202 Physics II
PH252 Advanced Physics II
PH366 Applied Quantum Physics
PH374 Medical Radiation Physics
PH381 Intermediate Classical Mechanics
PH456 Science and Policy
PH472 Space and Astrophysics
PH481 Statistical Physics
PH484 Quantum Mechanics
PH489 Advanced Individual Study in Physics

Honors Courses 
NE 474 - Radiological Safety
PH 472 - Space and Astrophysics
PH 489 - Advanced Individual Study
MA 376 - Applied Statistics
MA 385 - Chaos and Fractals
MA 386 - Introduction to Numerical Analysis
MA 396 - Numerical Methods for Solution of Differential Equations
MA 476 - Mathematical Statistics
MA 484 - Partial Differential Equations
MA 485 - Applied Complex Variables