About the department
Whether you are beginning your career as an undergraduate or undertaking graduate studies, Concordia's Department of Physics is a great place to deepen your understanding of the physical world and develop advanced experimental, theoretical, and computation skills. Our undergraduate honours and specialization programs in biophysics and physics offer the foundations needed to start a research career, while our major offers a solid physics skillset to augment your competitive edge on the work market. The Masters (thesis) and PhD programs prepare you to lead research, teaching, and development careers in industry and academia
Have you ever wondered how the physical world works on the most fundamental level? How matter, energy and fields interact? If so a physics degree at Concordia will give you the tools to answer these questions while you build a strong capacity for abstract thinking and problem solving. These skills will serve you well whether you continue to work in research or industry.
A convivial environment with hands-on study
The Physics Department at Concordia provides one of the most convivial environments for study and research within a traditional university campus, the Loyola campus, with an emphasis on good student-faculty interaction. Undergraduate students are encouraged to actively participate in labs and research groups, giving students the opportunity to learn fundamental skills that will be valuable for various work settings. The highly attractive Co-op program, unique among English language universities in Quebec, also offers undergraduates the opportunity to acquire hands-on experience with potential employers during the course of their studies.
Numerous career options for undergraduates and graduates
A Major in physics gives you the skills to work in photonics, materials science, management, medicine, biophysics, programming, cyber security, data science and many more while a specialization or honors degree will also give you the opportunity to continue in graduate studies. To learn about the program please visit the Undergraduate page or contact Laszlo Kalman (Laszlo.Kalman@concordia.ca)
Graduate studies will further your knowledge in a chosen field. The Physics Department specializes in the research of nano technology, nanomaterials, photonics, biophysics, medical imaging, medical physics, high energy physics, electron paramagnetic spectroscopy, molecular modeling and physics education. The Physics Department has seen rapid growth in recent years with many faculty members looking for smart and motivated researchers. Please visit the research page to learn more about the research groups.