The chemistry–physics program is for the student whose intellectual interests or career objectives span these two fields.

It provides a richer foundation in physics than does the usual major in chemistry for students anticipating graduate study in chemical physics or theoretical physical chemistry. It also offers experience in theoretical and experimental chemistry beyond the usual major in physics for students interested in molecular and solid-state physics or applied physics. The chemistry and physics faculty members who coordinate the program will determine with the student the sequence of courses to satisfy interdisciplinary aims. Candidates must pass the junior qualifying examinations in both chemistry and physics before registering for thesis.