The Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering has established four 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:
1. Comprehend physical concepts relevant to follow-on disciplines and future service as an officer.
2. Apply physical principles and mathematical competencies with logical processes to analyze and solve complex problems.
3. Critically assess scientific and technical claims and comment on their validity.
4. Develop experimental procedures to examine physical phenomena, analyze the data, and communicate the results.