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Chemistry-Physics

Bachelor of Science
School of Sciences, Sustainability, and Health

In today's changing job market, competency in two or more basic fields of science enhances opportunity for employment and professional growth potential. This major fulfills such a need. This interdisciplinary major provides grounding in two related sciences, with balance in both. For a dual major in Education, please refer to the Secondary Education option. In addition, students are required to take Molecules and Cells (INBIO 110) and Biochemistry (CHEM 375).

Integrative Studies Requirements

40 credits minimum

Major Requirements

72 credits (76 credits for Teacher Certification)

The Chemistry/Physics program consists of 28 credits in Chemistry and 24 credits in Physics. For graduate study in either field, a few additional courses may be necessary.

Core Courses

52 credits

INCHEM 111 General Chemistry I
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 251 Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 342 Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 363 Inorganic Chemistry
INPHYS 241 University Physics I
PHYS 242 University Physics II
PHYS 260 Electronics
PHYS 275 University Physics III

Choose two courses:

  • PHYS 330 Thermodynamics
  • PHYS 339 Classical Mechanics
  • PHYS 410 Quantum Mechanics
  • PHYS 440 Electricity & Magnetism

Related Courses

20 credits

MATH 141 Introductory Statistics
MATH 151 Calculus I
MATH 152 Calculus II
MATH 251 Vector Calculus (MATH 251 is waived for the Teacher Certification Option only)

Choose one course:

  • IIPHYS 342 Data Analysis for Scientists
  • ISCS 210 Python Programming

Teacher Certification

Dual Major in Education

  • Secondary Education

Additional Major Requirements

  • INBIO 110 Molecules and Cells
  • CHEM 375 Biochemistry

Electives

Select additional courses to reach a total of 120 credits.

Degree Requirements

120 credits
40 credits at the upper-level