Skip to main content

Physics (Faculty of Science)

Group : Physical, Earth, Math & Computer Sciences
Can be taken as: Major, Minor, Honours, Liberal Program

Physics is in many ways the parent of the other natural sciences and its discoveries and laws continually affect their development. The subfields of physics such as mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, atomic physics, and quantum mechanics, to mention but a few, permeate all other scientific disciplines.

The 18-credit Minor permits no overlap with any other programs. It contains no Mathematics courses, although many of the courses in it have Math pre- or corequisites. It will, therefore, be particularly appropriate to students in Mathematics, but it is also available to any Science student with the appropriate mathematical background.The Honours program is highly specialized and the courses are very demanding and  is appropriate for students who wish to make an in-depth study of the subject in preparation for graduate work and an academic or professional career in physics. The Major program, on the other hand, offers a broad training in classical and modern physics and yet leaves room for the student to take a meaningful sequence of courses in other areas. It is intended primarily for students who wish to pursue careers in fields for which physics provides a basis. However, this program also provides a preparation for graduate studies.

Want to know more?

DETAILED PROGRAM OUTLINES:

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Physics (60 Credits)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Minor Physics (18 Credits)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Liberal Program - Core Science Component Physics (45 Credits)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Honours Physics (78 Credits)