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.
successful completion of the requirements for the chemical physics major,
students will be able to:
an understanding of fundamental chemical and physical concepts necessary
to work at the nexus of chemistry and physics
- Apply the
technical skills necessary to design and execute laboratory experiments
competency in problem solving and quantitative reasoning
- Apply the
professional skills necessary to complete scientific work independently
scientific information clearly, logically, and critically, in written and
Students receiving the Chemical Physics Major cannot receive a minor or a second major in physics or chemistry.
Department of Chemistry
Department of Physics