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