The dual major in Chemistry and Physics is designed for students who are pursuing a regular B.S. degree in Chemistry and want to pursue a second major in Physics.

In addition to the major in Chemistry, the dual major requires 22 credit hours in physics and specific courses in Chemistry.

Students pursuing this dual major will have to satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences writing requirement for the Chemistry major.

Curriculum Requirements

Physics Requirements
University Physics Sequence10-11
Option 1:
University Physics I
University Physics II
University Physics III
University Physics II Lab
University Physics III Lab
Option 2:
University Physics I
Honors University Physics II-III
University Physics II Lab
University Physics III Lab
Option 3:
University Physics I for the Sciences
University Physics II for the Sciences
College Physics Laboratory I
University Physics II Lab
College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics III Lab
PHY 350Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism3
PHY 360Introduction to Modern Physics3
PHY 321Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory3
or PHY 340 Classical Mechanics I
or PHY 560 Quantum Mechanics and Modern Physics I
One 300 level (or higher) physics courses, excluding PHY 3152-3
Chemistry Requirements
CHM 111Principles of Chemistry I3
CHM 112Principles of Chemistry II3
CHM 113Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHM 114Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHM 201Organic Chemistry I (Lecture)3
CHM 202Organic Chemistry II (Lecture)3
CHM 205Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHM 206Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHM 214Quantitative Analytical Chemistry3
CHM 316Instrumental Analytical Chemistry3
CHM 320Instrumental Methods in Chemistry and Biochemistry2
CHM 360Physical Chemistry I (Lecture)3
CHM 364Physical Chemistry (Laboratory I)1
CHM 365Physical Chemistry II (Lecture)3
CHM 441Inorganic Chemistry (Lecture)3
CHM 464Physical Chemistry (Laboratory II)1
CHM 530Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Microscopy3
or CHM 553 Modern Quantum Chemistry
or CHM 575 Principles of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Multidimensional Spectroscopy
BMB 401Biochemistry For The Biomedical Sciences4
Math Requirements
MTH 161Calculus I4
or MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers
or MTH 171 Calculus I
MTH 162Calculus II4
or MTH 172 Calculus II
MTH 210Introduction to Linear Algebra3
or PHY 315 Mathematical Tools for Physics
MTH 211Calculus III3
or MTH 310 Multivariable Calculus
or PHY 315 Mathematical Tools for Physics
MTH 311Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
or PHY 315 Mathematical Tools for Physics
General Education Requirements
CSC 120Computer Programming I4
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
Second Language Proficiency3-9
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
Electives10
Total Credit Hours121-129
*

Other courses may be approved after consultation with a Physics/Chemistry faculty advisor.

Suggested Plan of Study

Year 1
Fall
CHM 111Principles of Chemistry I3
CHM 113Chemistry Laboratory I1
MTH 161Calculus I4
or MTH 171 Calculus I
ENG 105English Composition I3
CSC 120Computer Programming I4
Spring
CHM 112Principles of Chemistry II3
CHM 114Chemistry Laboratory II1
MTH 162Calculus II4
or MTH 172 Calculus II
ENG 106English Composition II3
Cognate3
Year 2
Fall
CHM 201Organic Chemistry I (Lecture)3
CHM 205Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
PHY 201University Physics I for the Sciences4
PHY 106College Physics Laboratory I1
MTH 210Introduction to Linear Algebra3
Language 1013
Spring
CHM 202Organic Chemistry II (Lecture)3
CHM 205Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
PHY 201University Physics I for the Sciences4
PHY 108College Physics Laboratory II1
MTH 211Calculus III3
or MTH 310 Multivariable Calculus
Language 1023
Year 3
Fall
CHM 214Quantitative Analytical Chemistry3
CHM 360Physical Chemistry I (Lecture)3
CHM 364Physical Chemistry (Laboratory I)1
PHY 360Introduction to Modern Physics3
MTH 311Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
Language 2013
Spring
CHM 316Instrumental Analytical Chemistry3
CHM 320Instrumental Methods in Chemistry and Biochemistry2
CHM 365Physical Chemistry II (Lecture)3
CHM 464Physical Chemistry (Laboratory II)1
PHY 321Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory3
Cognate3
Year 4
Fall
BMB 401Biochemistry For The Biomedical Sciences4
CHM 530Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Microscopy3
or CHM 553 Modern Quantum Chemistry
or CHM 575 Principles of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Multidimensional Spectroscopy
PHY 350Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism3
Cognate x26
Spring
CHM 441Inorganic Chemistry (Lecture)3
PHY elective3
Cognate x26
Elective3
Total Credit Hours121