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Physics Path to Chemical Physics

This path is targeted to students who wish to go on to study the physics of chemical systems (the point of intersection between the fields of Physical Chemistry, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Condensed Mater Physics, and other applied fields such as Materials Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Geology, and Atmospheric Science).  This track is more demanding than the closely related materials science track

Strongly Suggested lower level electives (10 credit hours):
  • Chemistry 1110/1111 General Chemistry (5)
  • Chemistry 1120/1121 General Chemistry (5)
Strongly Suggested upper level electives (22 credit hours):
  • Chemistry 3510/3511 Organic Chemistry (4)
  • Chemistry 3210/3211 Quantitative Analysis (4)
  • Chemistry 3440/3441 Inorganic Chemistry (4)
  • Physics 3740 Thermal and Statistical Physics (3)
  • Physics 4010 Advanced Quantum Mechanics (3)
  • Physics 3250 Topics in Relativity (1)
  • Physics 4200 Introduction to Solid State Physics (3)
Other Electives to think about (time permitting):
  • Chemistry 3520/3521* Organic Chemistry (4)
  • Chemistry 3220/3221* Instrumental Analysis (4)
  • Chemistry 4440/4441* Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (4)
  • Chemistry 4460/4461 Materials Chemistry (4)
  • Physics 3050/3051 Introduction to Circuits (4)
  • Physics 3100/3101 Optics (4)
  • Physics 3750/3751 Laser Physics (4)
  • Physics 4830 Theoretical Electricity and Magnetism (3)
*Taking one of these courses would complete a Chemistry minor.