Within the Air Force
Outside the Air Force
- Combat Aviation Physics
- Electromagnetic Theory
- Laboratory Techniques
- Nuclear Weapons Engineering
- Quantum Mechanics
- Lasers and Optics
SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE
|4th CLASS YEAR (FRESHMAN)||3RD CLASS YEAR (SOPHOMORE)||2ND CLASS YEAR (JUNIOR)||1ST CLASS YEAR (SENIOR)|
|Beh Sci 110
Com Sci 110
For Lang 1
For Lang 2
Pol Sci 211
|Aero Engr 315
For full program requirements and course descriptions, download the current Course of Instruction Handbook.
VALIDATION AND TRANSFER CREDITS
Cadets can validate Physics I through the department placement test or by receiving a 4 or 5 on the AP Physics C: Mechanics exam. Cadets can validate Physics II through the department placement test or by receiving a 4 or 5 on the AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism exam.
Cadets can receive transfer credits for Physics I/Physics II if they complete a comparable calculus-based and lab-based physics course at an accredited college or university with a grade of A or B. Other requests for transfer credit will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the department.
Our department is actively engaged in STEM outreach. The following cadet-run clubs provide a unique opportunity for USAFA to engage the local community. Cadets and faculty motivate K-12 students to partake in STEM by assisting in local science fairs and running demonstrations at nearby schools and museums.
Physics is Phun
Contact Capt Zachary Condon at (719) 333-3615
Girls in the Middle
Contact Dr. Kimberly de La Harpe at (719) 333-3411
Physics and Astronomy
Contact Dr. Devin Della-Rose at (719) 333-3266
Interested community members from schools and other non-profit organizations should visit the STEM Outreach webpage. For cadets interested in starting the Meteorology club, contact the Department of Physics.
Major Robert Vincent