B.Sc. On Campus

Chemical Physics

Rice University

48 months
52070 USD/year
52070 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Chemical Physics major at Rice University is offered jointly 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. 

Students may obtain credit for some courses by advanced placement, and the program's undergraduate committee can modify requirements to meet the needs of students with special backgrounds.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the BS degree with a major in Chemical Physics at Rice University, students will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate a solid foundation of knowledge in chemistry as applicable to chemical physics.
  • Demonstrate a solid foundation of knowledge in physics as applicable to chemical physics. 
  • Solve challenging scientific and technical problems as encountered in chemical physics.
  • Read basic scientific literature and communicate scientific results orally and in writing for scientists and the general public.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Waves, Light, And Heat
  • Modern Physics
  • Elementary Physics Lab
  • Intermediate Mechanics
  • Intermediate Electrodynamics
  • Single Variable Calculus

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Coalition Application or the Common Application and Rice writing supplement
  • $75 nonrefundable application fee (must be paid online)
  • Official high school transcript in English (or a certified English translation)
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Early decision agreement
  • Demonstration of English proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52070 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    52070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52070 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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