Chemical Physics

Eugene J. Kozminski, M.A.; Elizabeth Jensen, Ph.D.
Chemical physics is an interdisciplinary major which combines chemistry’s study of the composition of matter with physics’ study of the properties of matter and energy. Courses are drawn from the departments of chemistry, physics and mathematics. Fifty-four hours are required to complete the major. In addition, a student must take MS121 and MS122 (Calculus with Analytic Geometry), MS231 (Multivariate Calculus) and MS241 (Differential Equations). Equivalent courses from other colleges may be substituted with the permission of one of the designated advisors.
The Chemical Physics Major
Required Courses:
  • CY 111 General Chemistry I (5)
  • CY 112 General Chemistry II (5)
  • CY 215 Quantitative Analysis(4)
  • CY 311 Physical Chemistry I (4)
  • CY 312 Physical Chemistry II (4)
  • CY 336 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (4)
  • CY 346 Instrumental Methods of Analysis (4)
  • CY 400/401 Undergraduate Seminar/Research (2/1)(1/2)
  • PC 213 General Physics with Calculus: Mechanics, Sound, Heat (4)
  • PC 214 General Physics with Calculus: Electricity, Magnetism, Light, Nuclear Physics(4)
  • PC 215 Modern Physics (4)
  • PC 316 Applied Mathematics for the Physical Sciences (4)
  • MS 252 Statistics (3)
Course Descriptions: Chemistry (CY) Physics (PC) Mathematics (MS)