Undergraduate Degree - Chemical Physics

Program:
Chemical Physics
Program Code:
3830 Chemical Physics
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FQ68
Department:
Department of Chemistry
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Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Natural Science

Department of Chemistry

Undergraduate Programs
Chemical Physics

The major in Chemical Physics provides a strong foundation in chemistry, physics and mathematics for those students who have a professional interest in the areas of overlap between chemistry and physics. It is particularly suitable for students planning to pursue a graduate degree in the area of chemical physics or physical chemistry.

A detailed description of this program may be obtained from the Department of Chemistry.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Physics

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Physics.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Chemical Physics major is met by completing two enrollments of Chemistry 499.  That course is referenced in item 3. b. (6) below.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement.  Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  2. The requirements of the College of Natural Science for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                   
    a. The following courses outside the Department of Chemistry (47 to 56 credits):  
      (1) One of the following courses (3 to 5 credits):  
        BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
        BS 162 Organismal and Population Biology 3
        BS 181H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology 3
        BS 182H Honors Organismal and Population Biology 3
        ENT 205 Pests, Society and Environment 3
        LB 144 Biology I: Organismal Biology 4
        LB 145 Biology II: Cellular and Molecular Biology 5
        MMG 201 Fundamentals to Microbiology 3
        PLB 105 Plant Biology 3
        PSL 250 Introductory Physiology 4
        ZOL 141 Introductory Human Genetics 3
      (2) One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
        LB 118 Calculus I 4
        MTH 132 Calculus I 3
        MTH 152H Honors Calculus I 3
      (3) One of the following courses (4 credits):  
        LB 119 Calculus II 4
        MTH 133 Calculus II 4
        MTH 153H Honors Calculus II 4
      (4) One of the following courses (4 credits):  
        LB 220 Calculus III 4
        MTH 234 Multivariable Calculus 4
        MTH 254H Honors Multivariable Calculus 4
      (5) One of the following courses (3 credits):  
        MTH 235 Differntial Equations 3
        MTH 255H Honors Differential Equations 3
        MTH 340 Ordinary Differnetial Equations I 3
        MTH 347H Honors Ordinary Differntial Equations 3
      (6) One of the following sets of courses (4 to 7 credits):  
        (a) MTH 299 Transitions 4
          MTH 309 Linear Algebra I 3
        (b) MTH 299 Transitions 4
          MTH 314 Matrix Algebra with Applications 3
        (c) MTH 317H Honors Linear Algebra 4
      (7) One of the following courses (3 credits):  
        MTH 310 Abstract Algebra I and Number Theory 3
        MTH 320 Analysis I 3
        MTH 415 Applied Linear Algebra 3
        MTH 418H Honors Algebra I 3
        MTH 428H Honors Complex Analysis 3
        MTH 441 Ordinary Differential Equations II 3
        MTH 442 Partial Differential Equations 3
        MTH 443 Boundary Value Problems for Engineers 3
        MTH 451 Numerical Analysis I 3
      (8) One of the following groups of courses (8 or 10 credits):  
        (a) PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
          PHY 184 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
          PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists I 1
          PHY 192 Physics Laboratory for Scientists II 1
        (b) PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists I 1
          PHY 192 Physics Laboratory for Scientists II 1
          PHY 193H Honors Physics I - Mechanics 4
          PHY 294H Honors Physics II - Electromagnetism 4
        (c) LB 273 Physics I 4
          LB 274 Physics II 4
      (9) All of the following courses (12 credits):  
        PHY 215 Thermodynamics and Modern Physics 3
        PHY 321 Classical Mechanics I 3
        PHY 471 Quantum Physics I 3
        PHY 481 Electricity and Magnetism I 3
      (10) One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
        PHY 410 Thermal and Statistical Physics 3
        PHY 415 Methods of Theoretical Physics 4
        PHY 422 Classical Mechanics II 3
        PHY 431 Optics I   3
        PHY 472 Quantum Physics II 3
        PHY 480 Computational Physics 3
        PHY 482 Electricity and Magnetism II 3
        PHY 491 Atomic, Molecular and Condensed Matter Physics 3
        PHY 492 Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics 3
    b. The following courses in the Department of Chemistry (28 to 30 credits):  
      (1) One of the following pairs of courses (7 or 8 credits):  
        (a) CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4
          CEM 152 Principles of Chemistry 3
        (b) CEM 181H Honors Chemistry I 4
          CEM 182H Honors Chemistry II 4
        (c) LB 171 Principles of Chemistry I 4
          LB 172 Principles of Chemistry II 3
      (2) One of the following groups of courses (5 credits):  
        (a) CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
          CEM 162 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
          CEM 262 Quantitative Analysis 3
        (b) CEM 185H Honors Chemistry Laboratory I 2
          CEM 262 Quantitative Analysis 3
        (c) CEM 262 Quantitative Analysis 3
          LB 171L Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I 1
          LB 172L Principles of Chemistry II - Reactivity Laboratory 1
      (3) One  of the following pairs of courses (6 credits):  
        (a) CEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3
          CEM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3
        (b) CEM 351 Organic Chemistry I 3
          CEM 352 Organic Chemistry II 3
      (4) One of the following courses (2 or 3 credits):  
        CEM 333 Instrumental Methods and Applications 3
        CEM 395 Analytical/Physical Laboratory 2
        CEM 495 Molecular Spectroscopy 2
      (5) Both of the following courses (6 credits):  
        CEM 483 Quantum Chemistry 3
        CEM 484 Molecular Thermodynamics 3
      (6) The following capstone course (2 credits):  
        CEM 499 Chemical Physics Seminar 2
        The completion of Chemistry 499 fulfills the department's capstone requirement. Two enrollments in Chemistry 499 are required, 1 credit per enrollment.  

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Chemical Physics, BS (3830)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Chemical Physics - Biology
Major - Chemical Physics - Biology: 1 course from BS161, BS162, ENT205, MMG201, PLB105, PSL250, ZOL141, BS181H, BS182H, LB144, LB145

Requirement 12: Major - Chemical Physics - Calculus I
Major - Chemical Physics - Calculus I: 1 course from MTH132, LB118, MTH152H

Requirement 13: Major - Chemical Physics - Calculus II
Major - Chemical Physics - Calculus II: 1 course from LB119, MTH133, MTH153H

Requirement 14: Major - Chemical Physics - Multivariable Calculus
Major - Chemical Physics - Multivariable Calculus: 1 course from LB220, MTH234, MTH254H

Requirement 15: Major - Chemical Physics - Differential Equations
Major - Chemical Physics - Differential Equations: 1 course from MTH235, MTH255H, MTH340, MTH347H

Requirement 16: Major - Chemical Physics - Algebra
Major - Chemical Physics - Algebra: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
1 course from MTH317H
2 courses from MTH299, MTH314
2 courses from MTH299, MTH309

Requirement 17: Major - Chemical Physics - Analysis and Equations
Major - Chemical Physics - Analysis and Equations: 1 course from MTH310, MTH320, MTH415, MTH418H, MTH428H, MTH441, MTH442, MTH443, MTH451

Requirement 18: Major - Chemical Physics - Thermodynamics and Modern Physics
Major - Chemical Physics - Thermodynamics and Modern Physics: 1 course from PHY215

Requirement 19: Major - Chemical Physics - Physics I, II and Laboratory
Major - Chemical Physics - Physics I, II and Laboratory: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from LB273, LB274
4 courses from PHY191, PHY192, PHY193H, PHY294H
4 courses from PHY183, PHY184, PHY191, PHY192

Requirement 20: Major - Chemical Physics - Classical Mechanics
Major - Chemical Physics - Classical Mechanics: 1 course from PHY321

Requirement 21: Major - Chemical Physics - Quantum Physics
Major - Chemical Physics - Quantum Physics: 1 course from PHY471

Requirement 22: Major - Chemical Physics - Electricity and Magnetism
Major - Chemical Physics - Electricity and Magnetism: 1 course from PHY481

Requirement 23: Major - Chemical Physics - Advanced Physics
Major - Chemical Physics - Advanced Physics: 1 course from PHY410, PHY422, PHY431, PHY472, PHY482, PHY415, PHY480, PHY491, PHY492

Requirement 24: Major - Chemical Physics - Chemistry I and II
Major - Chemical Physics - Chemistry I and II: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from CEM151, CEM152
2 courses from CEM181H, CEM182H
2 courses from LB171, LB172

Requirement 25: Major - Chemical Physics - Chemistry Laboratory I and II
Major - Chemical Physics - Chemistry Laboratory I and II: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from CEM185H, CEM262
3 courses from CEM161, CEM162, CEM262
3 courses from CEM262, LB171L, LB172L

Requirement 26: Major - Chemical Physics - Organic Chemistry
Major - Chemical Physics - Organic Chemistry: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from CEM251, CEM252
2 courses from CEM351, CEM352

Requirement 27: Major - Chemical Physics - Chemistry or Physics Elective
Major - Chemical Physics - Chemistry or Physics Elective: 1 course from CEM333, CEM395, CEM495

Requirement 28: Major - Chemical Physics - Advanced Chemistry
Major - Chemical Physics - Advanced Chemistry: 2 courses from CEM483, CEM484

Requirement 29: Major - Chemical Physics - Seminar
Major - Chemical Physics - Seminar: 2 credits from CEM499

Requirement 30: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.

Requirement 31: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 32: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.