Chemical Physics

Chemical Physics

Stanley A. Dodds
Program Co-Director

R. Bruce Weisman
Program Co-Director

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Chemical Physics is jointly managed by the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Students take upper-level courses in both chemistry and physics, focusing on the applications of physics to chemical systems. 

For additional information regarding Chemical Physics, please see the following department websites:

Chemical Physics does not currently offer an academic program at the graduate level.    


Stanley A. Dodds, Physics and Astronomy
R. Bruce Weisman, Chemistry

For Rice University degree-granting programs:
To view the list of official course offerings, please see Rice’s Course Catalog
To view the most recent semester’s course schedule, please see Rice's Course Schedule

Description and Code Legend

Note: Internally, the university uses the following descriptions, codes, and abbreviations for this academic program. The following is a quick reference: 

Course Catalog/Schedule    

  • Course offerings/subject code: Courses from various subjects may apply towards this program

Department (or Program) Description and Code

  • Chemical Physics: CPHY

Undergraduate Degree Description and Code

  • Bachelor of Science degree: BS

Undergraduate Major Description and Code

  • Major in Chemical Physics: CPHY 

CIP Code and Description1

  • CPHY Major/Program: CIP Code/Title: 40.0508 - Chemical Physics