Course Offerings - Catalog 2012-13

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Chemical Physics

Division of Science and Mathematics

Centre’s major program in chemical physics serves students who have strong interests in overlapping subfields of chemistry and physics. Usually these interests focus on the spectra and structure of atoms and molecules. The Chemical Physics Program prepares students for graduate study and subsequent careers in research and/or academe.

In this program students receive a strong theoretical background in the physical sciences. Majors also study a variety of experimental techniques and become proficient in the communication of scientific information.


Philip Lockett (chair), William Crummett, Jeff Fieberg, Ed Montgomery

Requirements for the Major

CHE 131 and CHE 132, or CHE 135;
CHE 241, 361, 362;
MAT 141 or 170;
MAT 171, 230;
PHY 210, 230, 310, 320;
Two additional courses chosen from: PHY 370, PHY 380, PHY 399, CHE 332, CHE 350.

Note: First-year students interested in taking physics courses and perhaps majoring in physics, chemistry, or chemical physics should consult a member of the physics program early in their first year for proper placement in either PHY 110 or PHY 210. Other students registering for 100- or 200-level physics courses should do likewise.

Chemical Physics Courses

As noted above, this interdisciplinary major combines courses from the chemistry and physics programs in developing its major requirements.