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Suggested sequence of Courses for Fall Entry

BSc Major

YEAR 1: 21 PROGRAM CREDITS
FALL WINTER
MAST 218
Multivariable Calculus I
MAST 219
Multivariable Calculus II
PHYS 232
Methods of Theoretical Physics I
PHYS 230
Experimental Physics I Lab
PHYS 245
Classical Mechanics
PHYS 236
Numerical Analysis in Physics  
  PHYS 367
Modern Physics and Relativity
YEAR 2: 15  PROGRAM + 3 elective  CREDITS
FALL WINTER
PHYS 253
Electricity and Magnetism I
PHYS 252
Optics
PHYS 334
Thermodynamics
PHYS 335
Methods of Theoretical Physics II
PHYS 377
Quantum Mechanics I
Suggested PHYS elective:  PHYS 478
YEAR 3: 9 PROGRAM + 9 elective  CREDITS
FALL WINTER
3 PHYS credits 
chosen with academic adviser
PHYS 354
Electricity and Magnetism II
Suggested PHYS electives: 345, 355, 440, 443, 459 PHYS 435
Statistical Physics
Suggested PHYS electives: 345, 355, 440, 443, 459 Suggested PHYS electives: 468, 478

Please note that the above curriculum contains only 45 out of 90 credits.The remaining 45 credits should be filled by a second major, minor and / or electives.

Suggested electives: COEN 243 or COMP 248

 


BSc Specialization or Honours, Option A: Physics

YEAR 1: 24 PROGRAM CREDITS
FALL WINTER
MAST 218
Multivariable Calculus I
MAST 219
Multivariable Calculus II
PHYS 232
Methods of Theoretical Physics I
PHYS 236
Numerical Analysis in Physics
PHYS 245
Classical Mechanics
PHYS 367
Modern Physics  and Relativity
PHYS 253
Electricity and Magnetism I
PHYS 230
Experimental Physics I Lab  
YEAR 2: 24 PROGRAM CREDITS
FALL WINTER
PHYS 330
Experimental Physics Lab II
PHYS 252
Optics
PHYS 334
Thermodynamics
PHYS 335
Methods of Theoretical Physics II
PHYS 355
Electronics
PHYS 354
Electricity and Magnetism II

PHYS 377
Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS 435
Statistical Physics
YEAR 3: 21 PROGRAM + 3 elective CREDITS (24+5 FOR HONOURS)
FALL WINTER
PHYS 345
Advanced Classical Mechanics
PHYS 468
Condensed Matter and Nanophysics
PHYS 459
Solid State Physics 
PHYS 478
Quantum Mechanics II
PHYS 440
Computational Methods and Simulations in Physics

PHYS 498
Advanced Topics in Physics

(replaces PHYS 436 for  academic year 2019-20)

PHYS 497
Specialization Research Project


OR

PHYS 496
Honours Research Project

(normally two semester long course, but may also be taken during the summer; 6 credits)

Suggested PHYS elective: 260

Please note that this curriculum contains only 66/69 out of 90 credits.  The remaining credits should be filled by a minor and / or electives.

Suggested electives:  PHYS 443, COEN 243 or COMP 248

 


BSc Specialization or Honours, Option B: Biophysics

YEAR 1: 24(27) PROGRAM CREDITS
FALL WINTER
MAST 218
Multivariable Calculus I
PHYS 236
Numerical Analysis in Physics
BIOL 266
Cell Biology
PHYS 260
Introductory Biophysics
PHYS 245
Classical Mechanics
MAST 219 
Multivariable Calculus II
PHYS 232
Methods of Theoretical Physics I
PHYS 367
Modern Physics and Relativity
YEAR 2: 24 PROGRAM CREDITS
FALL WINTER
PHYS 230
Experimental Physics Lab I
PHYS 252
Optics
PHYS 253
Electricity and Magnetism I
PHYS 335 
Methods of Theoretical Physics II
PHYS 377
Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS 354
Electricity and Magnetism II
PHYS 334
Thermodynamics
PHYS 330
Experimental Physics Lab II
YEAR 3: 21 PROGRAM + 3 elective CREDITS (24+3 HONOURS)
FALL WINTER

PHYS 443
Human Systems Physiology

(Replaces PHYS 460 for academic year 2019-20)

PHYS 435
Statistical Physics
One course from List 1 or List 2, see below One course from List 1, see below


PHYS 497
Specialization Research Project


OR


PHYS 496
Honours Research Project 
(normally a two-semester long course, but may also be taken during the summer; 6 credits)

One course from List 2, see below
One course from List 1, see below. Suggested PHYS elective: see Lists 1 and 2

*List 1 (three courses from this list):

  • PHYS 345 Advanced Classical Mechanics
  • PHYS 355 Electronics
  • PHYS 370 Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos, Fractals
  • PHYS 440 Computational Methods and Simulations in Physics
  • PHYS 445 Medical Imaging
  • PHYS 459 Solid State Physics 
  • PHYS 461 Membrane Biophysics
  • PHYS 462 Bioenergetics
  • PHYS 463 Optical Spectroscopy with Biophysics Applications
  • PHYS 468 Condensed Matter and Nanophysics
  • CHEM 235 Physical Chemistry - Chemical Reactions
  • CHEM 271 Biochemistry
  • CHEM 431 Computational Chemistry

*List 2 (one course from this list):

  • PHYS 443 Human Systems Physiology
  • BIOL 261 Genetics
  • BIOL 340 Plant Biology
  • BIOL 371 Principles of Microbiology
  • BIOL 341 Plant Physiology

Please note that this curriculum contains only 66/69 out of 90 credits.  The remaining credits should be filled by a minor and / or electives.

Suggested electives outside PHYS: COEN 243 or COMP 248

 


Biophysics Minor

The Minor in Biophysics consists of 24 credtis chosen from the courses below.

Mandatory MAST218: Multivariable Calculus I
Mandatory PHYS252: Optics
Mandatory PHYS260: Introductory Biophysics
One course chosen from: PHYS232: Methods of Theoretical Physics I
BIOL266: Cell Biology
One course chosen from: PHYS236: Numerical Analysis in Physics
PHYS253: Electricity and Magnetism I
Three courses chosen from PHYS334: Thermodynamics 
PHYS443: Quantitative Human Systems Physiology
PHYS445: Principles of Medical Imaging
PHYS460: Chemical Aspects of Biophysics
PHYS461: Membrane Biophysics

Some courses are not offered every term. Please consult with an academic adviser to confirm course availabiltiy. 

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