Chemical Physics Degree Requirements

Major

13 or 14 courses distributed as follows:

Mathematics (3 courses)

  • MATH 130 Calculus I
  • MATH 140 Calculus II
  • MATH 260 Differential Equations

Physics (4 courses)

  • PHYS 230 General Physics I (Calculus-based)
  • PHYS 240 General Physics II (Calculus-based)
  • PHYS 305 Vibrations and Waves
  • PHYS 330 Quantum Mechanics

Chemistry (3 or 4 courses)

  • CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 General Chemistry I and II
      or
    CHEM 150 Advanced General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 240 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 310 Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy

Electives (3 courses)

  • CHEM 320 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics
      or
    PHYS 370 Thermal Physics
  • 2 courses from:
    • CHEM 340 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHEM 350 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
    • PHYS 320 Electrodynamics
    • PHYS 340 Electronics

Senior Capstone Experience

The Senior Capstone Experience in chemical physics consists of completing the Senior Capstone Experience for either the chemistry or physics major.