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 323 (Adv. Topics in Quant. Mech) (0.5 units), PHYS 321 (Modern Materials).

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