Core Curriculum Program Educational Objectives

The Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering has established five goals for the core physics program, which drive the design of PH201, PH251, PH202, PH252 and the associated laboratory component of both courses. Cadets who successfully complete the core physics program can:

  • comprehend physical concepts relevant to follow-on disciplines and future service as an officer
  • apply physical principles and mathematical competencies with logical processes
  • analyze and solve problems of increasing complexity
  • develop the ability to learn independently
  • examine physical phenomena, analyze data, and communicate results

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Course Offerings

  • PH201 Physics I
  • PH251 Advanced Physics II
  • PH202 Physics II
  • PH252 Advanced Physics II