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2025 Space Science Major Curriculum


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SSC0 Space Science Space Science Major Space Science 12 1

2025 Space Science Major Tracks

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Subject Area Description Credit Hour
Required Space Science Courses Choose 8 of 8
EE301 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELEC ENGIN 3.5  
PH382 INTERMEDIATE ELECTRODYNAMICS 3.0  
PH384 APPLIED OPTICS 3.0  
PH485 LASER PHYSICS 3.0  
SP471 ASTRONAUTICS 3.0  
SP472 SPACE PHYSICS 3.0  
SP473 OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY 3.5  
SP474 ASTROPHYSICS 3.0  
AND
Required Space Science Related Electives Choose 1 of 2
PH365 MODERN PHYSICS 3.0  
PH381 INTRMED CLASSICAL MECHANICS 3.0  
AND

Complementary Support Courses Choose 3 of 5
Some cadets may qualify for MA365 to fulfill their Math CSC requirement. Cadets can take either EV477 or EV478 for the third CSC course.
EV377 REMOTE SENSING 3.0  
EV477 ADVANCED REMOTE SENSING 3.0  
EV478 MILITARY GEOSPATIAL OPERATIONS 3.0  
MA364 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 3.0  
MA365 ADV MATH FOR ENGRS/SCIENTISTS 3.0  
AND

Integrative Experience Choose 1 of 1
PH456 SCIENCE AND POLICY 3.0  
AND
Science Depth  
Cadets in this major must take PH206 to satisfy the Science Depth requirement.
PH202 PHYSICS II 4.0  
PH206 PHYSICS II 4.0  
PH252 ADVANCED PHYSICS II 4.0  
PH256 ADVANCED PHYSICS II 4.0  
STEM Depth  
Cadets in this major must take MA205 or MA255 to satisfy the STEM Depth requirement.
MA205 CALCULUS II 4.0  
MA255 ADV MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS 4.5  
AND

Curriculum Requirements  
This section describes how cadets in this major satisfy various curriculum requirements.
IT/CYBER Requirement  
Cadets in this major will satisfy the IT/CYBER requirement by successfully completing the IT/CYBER content in the core curriculum, EE301 and PH456.
EE301 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELEC ENGIN 3.5  
PH456 SCIENCE AND POLICY 3.0  
Core Engineering Sequence  
Cadets in this major may choose any approved three-course Core Engineering Sequence.
Writing-in-the-Major  
Cadets in this major satisfy the West Point Writing Program requirement by successfully completing writing requirements in the core curriculum and this course in the major.
PH456 SCIENCE AND POLICY 3.0  





2025 Space Science Major w/ Honors Curriculum


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SSC0H Space Science w/ Honors Space Science Major w/ Honors Space Science w/ Honors 1 1

2025 Space Science Major w/ Honors Tracks

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Subject Area Description Credit Hour
Honors Program  
The honors program in space science entails the completion of two courses beyond the 13-course major. An essential component of this program is cadet participation in space science, physics, or nuclear engineering research.
Required Courses Choose 1 of 6
NE389 INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN NE 3.0  
NE489 ADV IND STDY NUCLEAR ENGNRG 3.0  
PH389 INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN PHYSICS 3.0  
PH489 ADV INDIV STUDY IN PHYSICS 3.0  
SP389 IND RESEARCH SPACE SCIENCE 3.0  
SP489 ADV IND RESEARCH SPACE SCIENCE 3.0  
AND
Additional Physics Elective Choose 1 of 20
NE389 INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN NE 3.0  
NE389A INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN NE 3.0  
NE489 ADV IND STDY NUCLEAR ENGNRG 3.0  
NE489A ADV IND STUDY NUCLEAR ENGNRG 3.0  
PH389 INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN PHYSICS 3.0  
PH389A INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN PHYSICS 3.0  
PH481 STATISTICAL PHYSICS 3.0  
PH482 ADVANCED CLASSICAL MECHAN 3.0  
PH484 INTERMEDIATE QUANTUM MECHANICS 3.0  
PH487 ADVANCED QUANTUM MECHANICS 3.0  
PH489 ADV INDIV STUDY IN PHYSICS 3.0  
PH489A ADV INDIV STUDY IN PHYSICS 3.0  
PH489B ADV INDIV STUDY IN PHYSICS 3.0  
PH495 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICS 3.0  
SP389 IND RESEARCH SPACE SCIENCE 3.0  
SP389A IND RESEARCH SPACE SCIENCE 3.0  
SP389B IND RESEARCH SPACE SCIENCE 3.0  
SP489 ADV IND RESEARCH SPACE SCIENCE 3.0  
SP489A ADV IND RESEARCH SPACE SCIENCE 3.0  
SP489B ADV IND RESEARCH SPACE SCIENCE 3.0  
AND
Grade Requirements  
Complete the requirements of the major as shown above, and attain an APSC of at least 3.0 in the core curriculum and an APSC of at least 3.5 in the major.