Physics (BSc)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Offered by:
Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts & Science

Why study Physics?

Studying Physics sends you on a journey to the end of the universe or into the centre of an atom. When you study the science of energy and matter, you examine the dynamics of a relationship that has kept great thinkers busy for millennia.  Today physicists build lasers, design medical imaging machines and develop applications for nanotechnology. So if you’re ready, sharpen your reasoning skills and open your mind — physics is a discipline that demands as much curiosity as it does mathematical strength.

As a Physics student, you’ll choose the Physics option, or examine the role of physics in the life sciences in the Biophysics option. You’ll receive a thorough foundation in all branches of physics, including mathematics, classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, quantum mechanics and modern and theoretical physics.

Graduates leave the program with the knowledge and creative thinking skills required for graduate studies or a career in the pure or life sciences.

Program Details

A Bachelor of Science degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.


  • Honours in Physics – Physics option (69 credits)
  • Honours in Physics – Biophysics option (69 credits)
  • Specialization in Physics – Physics option (66 credits)
  • Specialization in Physics – Biophysics option (66 credits)
  • Major in Physics (45 credits)

Admission is to the major or specializations; may apply to honours after 24 program credits.

Read more about our Physics programs.

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