Physics is crucial to understanding how the universe functions, from atoms and subatomic particles to stars, galaxies and cosmological bodies. Physics explores the most fundamental measurable quantities of energy and matter and their patterns and relationships in time and space, translating into theories, formulas and laws.
The goal of physics is ambitious: to find and understand the laws that govern everything in the Universe, from the behaviour of the smallest building blocks of matter to the structure of the space-time and the Universe itself. Therefore, regardless of specialty, a physicist is constantly wondering how to discover new phenomena, understand them, improve current theories and techniques to do so, and figure out how they all fit together.
If you are intrigued by these questions, the BSc. Physics Major might be the perfect fit for you. The program covers general physics, quantum physics, advanced calculus, electricity, magnetism and mechanics. You can also take courses in biophysics, astrophysics, computational physics, electronics, climate physics and more.
Physics is a very broad discipline, meaning that you will have a diverse range of career opportunities after graduation. Your research and laboratory skills and experience will be valuable in many areas. You can also choose to pursue graduate studies and work in research in a more specialized field.
Depending on your interests and experience, you could become a professional:
- Systems Analyst
- Laboratory Technician
- Forensic Laboratory Technician
And with additional training or education:
- Optical Physicist
- Atomic Physicist
- Medical Physicist
As a student in Physics, you can take courses like:
Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.
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Ready to apply?
For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Science.
See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.