Curriculum

CHEM PHYS Courses

CHEM PHYS 350 Research or Individual Study
Research is supervised by a member of the Wellesley College Chemistry or Physics Department. Students will be expected devote (per week) 10-12 hours for CHEM 350. Student projects will be planned accordingly. Off-campus research requires active participation of a Wellesley Chemistry/Physics faculty member throughout the research period.
Prerequisite: Open by permission to students who have taken at least three chemistry/physics courses.
 
CHEM PHYS 360 Senior Thesis Research (1st Semester)
CHEM PHYS 360 is the first course in a two-semester investigation of a significant research problem, culminating in departmental honors upon the completion, in the second semester, of a thesis and defense of that thesis before a committee of faculty from the Chemistry and Physics Departments.
Prerequisites: Open by permission to students who have a GPA above 3.5.
 
CHEM PHYS 370Senior Thesis Research (2nd Semester)
CHEM PHYS 370 is the second course in a two-semester investigation of a significant research problem, culminating in departmental honors upon the completion of a thesis and defense of that thesis before a committee of faculty from the Chemistry and Physics Departments.
Prerequisite: CHEM PHYS 360

CHEM Courses

Required courses for this major: 105/105P and 205, or 120; 211; 341; 330; 335. For more information, see the Chemistry department webpage.

PHYS Courses

Required courses for this major: 107; 108; 202; 207; 216; 302; two from 305, 310, 314. For more information, see the Physics department webpage.

MATH Courses

Required course for this major: 215. For more information, see the Math department webpage.

Sample Course Sequences

A. Chemistry and Physics sequences begun in Fall of 1st year; with PHYS 207 in Spring 2nd year:

 

Fall

Spring

1st Year

CHEM 105, PHYS 107

CHEM 205, PHYS 108

2nd Year

CHEM 330, MATH 215

PHYS 207, PHYS 216

3rd Year

CHEM 211

CHEM 341, PHYS 310

4th Year

PHYS 302

CHEM 335, PHYS 305

 

B. Chemistry and Physics sequences begun in Fall of 1st year; with PHYS 202 in Fall 2nd year:

 

Fall

Spring

1st Year

CHEM 105, PHYS 107

CHEM 205, PHYS 108

2nd Year

PHYS 202, MATH 215

CHEM 341, PHYS 216

3rd Year

CHEM 211, CHEM 330

PHYS 310

4th Year

PHYS 302

CHEM 335, PHYS 305

 

C. Chemistry begun in Fall of 1st year; Physics in Spring of 1st year; with PHYS 207 in Spring 2nd year:

 

Fall

Spring

1st Year

CHEM 105

CHEM 205, PHYS 107

2nd Year

PHYS 108, MATH 215

PHYS 207, PHYS 216

3rd Year

CHEM 211, CHEM 330

CHEM 341, PHYS 310

4th Year

PHYS 302

CHEM 335, PHYS 305

 

D. Chemistry and Physics begun in Spring of 1st year:

 

Fall

Spring

1st Year

 

CHEM 105, PHYS 107

2nd Year

CHEM 205, MATH 215

PHYS 108, PHYS 216

3rd Year

CHEM 330, PHYS 202

CHEM 341, PHYS 310

4th Year

CHEM 211, PHYS 302

CHEM 335, PHYS 305