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2017-2018 applications

Interested in studying physics? Read  the new book, "Physics for the Curious: Why Study Physics", written by a team of  physicists including our own Prof. Truong Vo-Van.


  • 2017 Entrance Research Awards: With your application to the Physics program, you will be automatically considered for a $1,500 award and a research internship with a faculty member during your first year. Once applications are reviewed, selected candidates will be contacted.
  • Individualized Department tours: Would you like to see the Department of Physics? You can visit research labs, talk to faculty and students, and see for yourself all we do here. If interested, please contact Prof. Valter Zazubovits 


Options for the Bachelor of Science, Physics

Undergraduate students
BSc Major

Provides a general overview of the field, without a clear specialization in any specific area of physics. Ideal for students who want a general formation and a broad selection of subjects. It is useful for any job where technical knowledge is a must. View suggested curriculum.

BSc Specialization

Provides an in-depth concentration for students who want to learn about physics in detail. Two concentrations are offered and both include material about modern concepts and trends in the field.

  • Option A: Physics: This is a traditional option, with computational techniques representing a current trend for problem solving. Students can choose to specialize in experimental or theoretical physics. Beneficial to students who want to find employment after graduation or continue studying physics or engineering at the graduate level. Students can work in the areas of engineering, telecommunications or scientific software development. View suggested curriculum.  
  • Option B: Biophysics: A truly interdisciplinary option spanning Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biology. Beneficial to students who are interested in broad issues and links between disciplines in science, and provides the background for further work in any science field or medicine. Students can work in conservation or the environment, for pharmaceutical companies, or in hospitals: medical physics or imaging (although further specialization is advisable). View suggested curriculum.
Undergraduate physics classroom
Bsc Honours

An excellent choice for students interested in research and graduate studies since a research project is required for graduation. Normally, students apply for entry into the honours program after starting in the specialization. The program requires a high academic standing to enter and remain in.

BSc Specialization (Co-op)

Students enrolled in either of the specialization options may take them in the co-operative education format, which alternates study terms with work terms.
More about the co-op program.

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