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.
Physics Major Requirements (PHY1)
1. Complete 12 required courses (see table below).
2. Complete any three-course engineering sequence (3CES).
3. Take PH206 Physics II as the third science course.
4. Take MA364 (Engineering Math) in the Third Class year.
Honors in Physics (PHY1H)
Honors will be awarded to cadets who meet a minimum GPA, take PH489, and take one additional course from the list of Honors Courses.