Degrees & Programs

The physics curriculum is a flexible curriculum that provides an excellent opportunity for the development of intellectual breadth while also building strong scientific and technical skills.  Our degree programs offer a generous complement of electives, allowing cadets to obtain one or more minors or even to double major in selected cases.  

This flexibility allows each cadet to point the degree along the career path that they wish to pursue.  Historically, physics has been a very marketable degree that graduates use to follow a wide range of career paths in the military, industry, and in education.

  • Bachelor of Science - The B.S. degree proved the greatest technical breadth in the field of physics
  • Bachelor of Science-Nuclear Physics - The B.S. degree with a concentration in nuclear physics is ideal for cadets who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of nuclear energy

We also offer minors in both physics and astronomy for cadets interested in complementing their major with significant training in physics and astronomy.