Major Requirements

Requirements for the Chemical Physics Major

A major in Chemical Physics for the Classes of 2023 and going forward will include:

  • CHEM 105/CHEM 105P and CHEM 205, or CHEM 120
  • PHYS 107 and PHYS 108 
  • PHYS 120 (Introduction to Simulation and Modeling) (0.5 units)
  • MATH 215 (MATH 205 is a prerequisite for PHYS 208)
  • PHYS 207 (Classical Dynamics) (includes wave phenomena)
  • PHYS 208 (Intermediate Electromagnetism)
  • PHYS 210 (Experimental Techniques) or CHEM 361.
  • CHEM 211 and CHEM 341
  • CHEM 330 and CHEM 335
  • One from among PHYS 302 (Quantum Mechanics), PHYS 305 (Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics), PHYS 308 (Electromagnetic Theory), PHYS 310 (Experimental Physics), PHYS 320 Q (Adv. Topics in Quant. Mech) (0.5 units), PHYS 321 (Modern Materials).

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