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Interdisciplinary Science
The program in Interdisciplinary Science consists of study selected from the disciplines of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.  This major offers cadets an opportunity to acquire a comprehensive grasp of their physical environment and, more importantly, an understanding of human thought in seeking out successful methods of increasing our insight and knowledge.  This area of inquiry will enable cadets to analyze and understand future developments in our society as they relate to such critical issues as medical and genetic research, the energy crisis, the nuclear power controversy, the space program, and the development of sophisticated weapon systems.  It will provide cadets with a sound basis for graduate study not only in basic sciences but also in applied sciences, engineering, medicine or life science.  Additionally, it will prepare cadets for entry into the majority of the technically oriented officer career branches and several of the functional areas designations, such as Acquisition Officer, Nuclear and Counterproliferation Officer, and Space Operations Officer.
Interdisciplinary Science Program Educational Objectives
      1.   Cadets interested in health and life sciences gain a depth of knowledge in the discipline of their choice and a breadth of skills and understanding in an interdisciplinary environment.
     2.  Cadets understand the major concepts and assumptions of the interrelated fields of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics and can apply these to problem solving, data analysis and independent study.
      3. Cadets can formulate and test hypotheses in an experimental setting through their ability to systematically acquire, analyze and interpret data.
     4.  Cadets can complete academic assignments and perform research using the accepted ethical and scientific standards of the respective disciplines.
     5.  Cadets can communicate logical solutions to scientific and technical problems in oral or written form that is easily comprehended by superiors, peers and subordinates.
     6.  Cadets are prepared for graduate education in applied science, medicine and engineering.
     7.  Cadets understand that professions in biology, chemistry and physics impose significant social responsibilities and appreciate the ethical, environmental and safety issues associated with scientific experimentation.
     8.  Cadets have a well-rounded appreciation of science and its place in society and develop a worldview based on scientific principles and global perspectives.
     9.  Cadets understand the meaning of life-long learning and foster active inquiry, collaboration and supportive interaction with colleagues and agencies in the larger community.
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Course Offerings
CH457 Microbiology
CH383 Organic ChemistryI
CH384 Organic Chemistry II
CH385 Introduction to Cell Biology
CH387 Human Physiology
CH388 Genetics
CH399 Special Topics in Chemistry or Life Science
CH460 Human Anatomy
CH471 Applications of Polymer Chemistry
CH472 Inorganic Chemistry
CH473 Biochemistry
CH474 Instrumental Methods of Analysis
CH479 Methods and applications of Biotechnology
CH481 Physical Chemistry I
CH482 Physical Chemistry II
CH487 Advanced Chemistry Laboratory
CH489 Individual Research I
CH489A Individual Research 2nd Topic
CH490 Individual Research II
CH490A Individual Research -Chemistry
CH499 Topics in Chemistry or Life Sciences with Lab
MA363 Vector Calculus and ODE
MA366 Vector Calculus and Introduction to PDES
MA371 Linear Algebra
MA372 Introduction to Discrete Math
MA376 Applied Statistics
MA381 Nonlinear Optimization
MA383 Foundations of Math
MA385 Chaos and Fractals
MA386 Introduction to Numerical Analysis
MA387 Mathematical Analysis I
MA391 Mathematical Modeling
MA396 Numerical Methods of Solution Differential Equations
MA461 Graph Theory and Networks
MA462 Combinatorics
MA466 Abstract Algebra
MA476 Mathematical Statistics
MA481 Linear Optimization
MA484 Partial Differential Equations
MA485 Applied Complex Variables
MA487 Mathematical Analysis II
MA488 and 488A Special Topics in Mathematics
MA493A OPNL Calculus and Transforms
MA493B Real Variable Theory
MA493C Topics in Numerical Analysis
MA493D Introduction to Topology
MA493E Topics in Analysis
NE374 Medical Radiation Physics
PH361 Experimental Physics
PH363 Mathematical Physics
PH366 Applied Quantum Physics
PH381 Intermediate Classical Mechanics
PH382 Intermediate Electrodynamics
PH472 Space and Astrophysics
PH477 Lasers and Optics
PH481 Statistical Physics
PH482 Advanced Classical Mechanics
PH484 Quantum Mechanics
PH489, 489A and 489B Adv Individual Study in Physics
PH495 Special Topics in Physics