• Chemical Physics

    Chemical Physics

  • The Chemical Physics Major is designed to provide students with a strong background in theoretical physical science and mathematics. It involves interpretation of spectra and provides an understanding of modern models of structure, both necessary for understanding matter at the atomic and molecular level. Majors also study a variety of experimental techniques and become proficient in the communication of scientific information.

    The Chemical Physics Major is particularly effective in preparing students for graduate study and careers in engineering, research, and teaching.

    Upon successful completion of the requirements for the chemical physics major, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical and physical concepts necessary to work at the nexus of chemistry and physics
    2. Apply the technical skills necessary to design and execute laboratory experiments
    3. Demonstrate competency in problem solving and quantitative reasoning
    4. Apply the professional skills necessary to complete scientific work independently and collaboratively
    5. Present scientific information clearly, logically, and critically, in written and oral forms

    Students receiving the Chemical Physics Major cannot receive a minor or a second major in physics or chemistry.

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