Physics (Faculty of Engineering)

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
29.30 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:
  • Chemistry NYA (00UL), 01Y6; Chemistry NYB (00UM);
  • Math NYA (00UN), 01Y1; Math NYB (00UP), 01Y2; Math NYC (00UQ), 01Y4;
  • Physics NYA (00UR), 01Y7; Physics NYB (00US), 01YF; Physics NYC (00UT), 01YG.
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
93.00% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors
  • 4U Physics
  • 4U Chemistry
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
93.00% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
  • Grade 12 Math (Precalculus or Calculus)
  • Grade 12 Physics
  • Grade 12 Chemistry
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
A- average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: Pre-calculus; Chemistry and Physics
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
    • ACT, or
    • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (Subject Tests must include Math and one of Chemistry or Physics)
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisite courses:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

Physics is in many ways the parent of other natural sciences – its discoveries and laws continually affect their development. The subfields of physics, such as mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, atomic physics, and quantum mechanics, permeate all other scientific disciplines.

If you’d like to take a deep dive into the subject, McGill has a rigorous, challenging Honours program in Physics that will prepare you for graduate studies and academic or professional work in the field.

Some of the most exciting research happens where Physics intersects with other fields. We offer concentrations in Biological Physics, Atmospheric Sciences and Physics, Physics and Geophysics, and even a joint minor in Electrical Engineering. These programs are a great opportunity to hone in on your interests. For aspiring science teachers – you can even pursue a Physics degree with an educational component.


Careers

Physics graduates are in demand across many industries, including pharmaceuticals, healthcare, astronomy, meteorology, energy and advanced materials, mining, environmental engineering, production and manufacturing, and more.

If you want to keep building our knowledge and understanding of physics, you could continue to graduate studies.

You can become a professional:

  • Materials scientist
  • Applications engineer
  • Meteorologist
  • Computational scientist
  • Lab technician

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Engineering.

See full admission requirements for more information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required for your application. 

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