# Physics majors taking chem?

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Do physics majors normally take chemistry?

The reason I ask is that I'm currently taking Chem 1 w/ lab and Calculus 1. I chose to take chem because I can't take physics until I have some more calc under my belt and I thought it would be beneficial; however, I'm considering not taking chem 2 next semester so I can really focus on my math. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

ZapperZ
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Intro chemistry is often a required subject for all freshman physics majors.

Zz.

General Chemistry I and II are required for all Physics majors at my school. Or, they can take a crash course of General Chemistry I and II in the same semester (which I took).

If I were you, I'd take the chemistry II. It's neat stuff.

I am an engineering major, and I took chem 1 and 2, but all through chem 2 I wished that I had taken that Chem 1 and 2 combo course. Because the chem 1 stuff is so easy, but the chem 2 is a lot harder.

That's what I thought. OK, I'll take chem 2. I agree, it is interesting though. Thanks for you replies.

Dr Transport
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I took a year of general chemistry then took a year of physical chemistry....

You're required to take a year of chemistry or biology, along with their lab as a physics major at UW.

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