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Undergraduate programs

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Suggested Course Sequence for Fall Entry
PHYS 204/224 PHYS 204/224 PHYS 204/224
PHYS 205/225 PHYS 205/225 PHYS 205/225
PHYS 226 PHYS 206/226 PHYS 206/226
PHYS 200 PHYS 230 PHYS 230
PHYS 230 PHYS 232 PHYS 236
PHYS 330 PHYS 245 PHYS 252
PHYS 289 PHYS 253 PHYS 260
PHYS 389 PHYS 284 PHYS 273
PHYS 496 PHYS 289 PHYS 289
PHYS 497 PHYS 330 PHYS 330
  PHYS 334 PHYS 335
  PHYS 345 PHYS 354
  PHYS 355 PHYS 367
  PHYS 377 PHYS 385
  PHYS 389 PHYS 389
  PHYS 440 PHYS 435
  PHYS 443 PHYS 445
  PHYS 459 PHYS 460
  PHYS 496 PHYS 468
  PHYS 497 PHYS 478
    PHYS 496
    PHYS 497
    PHYS 498

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 sequence of courses.

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 sequence of courses. 
  • 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 sequence of courses.
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.

View suggested sequence of courses.

Minor in Biophysics

The Minor in Biophysics is intended for students majoring or specializing in Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry,  Exercise Science, Neuroscience (Psychology) as well as Mathematics and Engineering.

View course requirements.


The Science College offers a Minor in Multidisciplinary Studies in Science.

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