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.

Concentrations:

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

Honours and specialization students choose between a concentration of Physics (Option A) or Biophysics (Option B).

Normally, students apply for entry into the honours program after starting in the specialization. The honours program requires a high academic standing to enter and remain in. 

Read more about our Physics programs.

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