Do you want to really understand how the world works, in every detail and at the deepest level — from elementary particles to nuclei, atoms, molecules, macromolecules, living cells, solids, liquids, gases, plasmas, living organisms, the human brain, complex systems, supercomputers, the atmosphere, planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe itself? Physicists study questions facing today’s science and technology, emphasizing problem solving and abstract thinking.
Specialization in Physics — 66 credits
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.
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).
Major in Physics — 48 credits
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.
Sample courses include:
Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Quantum Mechanics I & II, Experimental Electronics I & II, Computational Methods and Simulations in Physics, Nuclear Physics, Lasers and Fibre-optics
Physics Co-op Program:
Students enrolled in either of the specialization options may take them in the co-operative education format, which alternates study terms with work terms.
Minimum cut-off averages, admission statistics and program requirements.
- Physics - Option A (BSc - Specialization) requirements
- Biophysics - Option B (BSc - Specialization) requirements
- Physics (BSc - Major) requirements
Telecommunications, optometry, holography, weather, oceanography, pollution control, medical imaging, radiation treatment, lasers and satellite design, science teaching, science writing, and marketing in scientific companies.
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