Chemistry + physics + math

Combine your love of physics, interest in chemistry and outstanding math skills into career opportunities with exciting growth potential. Chemical physics is the perfect major if you’re interested in how our world works on a chemical level, but don’t want to pursue a double major.

Chemical physics graduates have a variety of career options that span many industries

  • material engineering
  • physics and/or chemistry research
  • biotechnology
  • electronics
  • petroleum
  • pharmaceuticals
  • medicine

Expanded educational opportunities

You will develop a firm foundation in the fundamentals and applications of chemical theories in the physical world and be ready to pursue an advanced degree in physics, chemistry, chemical physics, theoretical chemistry/physics or biophysics.

You can choose from a selection of upper-level courses that expose you to spectroscopic, computational, instrumental and mathematical methods. You will also gain analytical, critical-thinking, scientific writing and oral communication skills.

Important topics like quantum mechanics and thermodynamics will be viewed through a broader context by examining them from both chemical and physical perspectives.

And you’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities with more than $1 million in instrumentation.

Broad competitive edge

Get involved in research with chemistry and physics faculty beginning your first semester, and graduate having had opportunities to co-author research papers or travel to or present at national conferences.

With this broad education in chemistry, physics and math, you’ll be highly marketable to graduate school programs and prospective employers.


Whether you want to specialize in medicine, research or law enforcement, a degree in chemistry from Susquehanna will prepare you for a fulfilling career by giving you a broad range of skills and knowledge.


From the stars to newly discovered particles, explore the universe and all its mysteries with a degree in physics.

Course Catalog

Find a listing of courses and major/minor requirements in our course catalog.

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