Chemical physicists constantly strive for a more complete understanding of how the universe works. What determines the structure of an atom? Why do molecules behave the way that they do? Chemical physics seeks to answer these questions by applying principles of both physics and chemistry.

At Catholic University, you will study chemistry and physics as part of a liberal arts curriculum that includes courses in subjects like literature and philosophy. These classes will complement your science training, helping you to become a creative thinker and a strong writer.

As a chemical physics major at Catholic University, you will have the opportunity to participate in research projects, either under the guidance of a Catholic University faculty member or with an internship at one of the many laboratories in Washington, D.C. Hands-on research experience will put you on the right track for a career in the sciences after graduation.