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Department of Physics

Here you can find out all about our Faculty, Students, Courses and Research.

The department consists of both civilian and military faculty members who put teaching first but spend some of their time on research, flying and service to the greater institution.

Our physics majors share a reputation as competent thinkers and creative problem solvers. Physics majors go on to serve the Air Force as pilots, flight test engineers, acquisition managers, engineers in a wide range of disciplines, nuclear research officers and of course physicists. We typically graduate 20 to 25 physics majors per year.

The physics major requires 147 semester hours so we offer a full gamut of advanced courses to help meet that requirement. We also offer two "core" courses taken by all academy students.

Our research program enhances both the faculty and cadet experience while getting real work done for the Air Force and Department of Defense.

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