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Suggested sequence of Courses for Winter Entry

BSc Major

YEAR 1: 21 PROGRAM CREDITS
WINTER FALL
MAST 218
Multivariable Calculus I
MAST 219
Multivariable Calculus II
PHYS 236
Numerical Analysis in Physics
PHYS 230
Experimental Physics I Lab
PHYS 367
Modern Physics and Relativity
PHYS 232
Methods of Theoretical Physics I
  PHYS 245
Classical Mechanics
YEAR 2: 15 PROGRAM + 3 elective CREDITS
WINTER FALL
PHYS 252
Optics
PHYS 253
Electricity and Magnetism I
PHYS 335
Methods of Theoretical Physics II
PHYS 334
Thermodynamics
Suggested PHYS elective: PHYS 260
PHYS 377
Quantum Mechanics I
YEAR 3: 9 PROGRAM + 9 elective  CREDITS
WINTER FALL
PHYS 354
Electricity and Magnetism II
3 PHYS credits 
chosen with academic advisor 
PHYS 435
Statistical Physics
Suggested PHYS electives: 345, 355, 440, 443, 459
Suggested PHYS elective: PHYS 478 Suggested PHYS electives: 345, 355, 440, 443, 459

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 outside PHYS: COEN 243 or COMP 248


BSc Specialization, Option A: Physics

YEAR 1: 24 PROGRAM CREDITS
WINTER FALL
MAST 218
Multivariable Calculus I
MAST 219
Multivariable Calculus II
PHYS 230
Experimental Physics I Lab
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
YEAR 2: 24 PROGRAM CREDITS
WINTER FALL
PHYS 252
Optics
PHYS 334
Thermodynamics
PHYS 330
Experimental Physics Lab II
PHYS 355
Electronics
PHYS 335
Methods of Theoretical Physics II
PHYS 377
Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS 354
Electricity and Magnetism II
PHYS 459
Solid State Physics
YEAR 3: 21 PROGRAM + 3 elective  CREDITS (24+3 HONOURS)
WINTER FALL
PHYS 435
Statistical Physics
PHYS 345
Advanced Classical Mechanics
PHYS 468
Condensed Matter and Nanophysics
PHYS 440
Computational Methods and Simulations in Physics
PHYS 478
Quantum Mechanics II

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)

PHYS 498
Advanced Topics in Physics

(replaces PHYS 436 for academic year 2019-20)

 

Suggested PHYS electives: 260,443

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, Option B: Biophysics

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

PHYS 354
Electricity and Magnetism II 

PHYS 443
Human Systems Physiology
(Replaces PHYS 460 for academic year 2019-20)
PHYS 435
Statistical Physics
PHYS 377
Quantum Mechanics I
One course from List 1 or List 2, see below One course from List 1, see below
PHYS 497
Specialization Research Project
One course from List 2, see below
  PHYS 496
Specialization Research Project 
(normally two-semester long course, but may also be taken
during the summer; 6 credits)
  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

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 MAST 218: Multivariable Calculus I
Mandatory PHYS 252: Optics
Mandatory PHYS 260: Introductory Biophysics
One course chosen from: PHYS 232: Methods of Theoretical Physics I
BIOL 266: Cell Biology
One course chosen from: PHYS 236: Numerical Analysis in Physics
PHYS 253: Electricity and Magnetism I
Three courses chosen from PHYS 334: Thermodynamics 
PHYS 443: Quantitative Human Systems Physiology
PHYS 445: Principles of Medical Imaging
PHYS 460: Chemical Aspects of Biophysics
PHYS 461: Membrane Biophysics

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

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