Major in Physics and Physical Oceanography

Physics is the study of the interactions between energy and matter. These interactions govern the physical world and are important in fields as wide ranging as meteorology, geophysics, materials science and optics.

WHAT YOU CAN BECOME Meteorologist, geophysicist, photonics specialist, health physicist, educator, researcher.

Students pursuing a B.Sc. with a major in physics or environmental physics will normally take the following courses in first year:

Sample Program

Semester I Semester II
Chemistry 1050 (1010)* Chemistry 1051 (1011)*
Physics 1050 (1020)** Physics 1051**
Mathematics 1000 (1090)*** Mathematics 1001 (1000)***
English 1080 English 1101, 1102, 1103 or 1110
Elective**** Computer Science 1510****


*Students registered in Chemistry 1050 must also be registered in Mathematics 1000 (not 1090). Students completing Chemistry 1010/1011 will be required to complete Chemistry 1031 as well. Students attending Grenfell Campus will normally complete Chemistry 1200/1001 in first year.

**Students registered in Physics 1050 must also be registered in Mathematics 1000 (not 1090). All students will be required to complete Physics 1051. Students who complete Physics 1050 with at least 50 per cent or Physics 1020 with at least 65 per cent should take Physics 1051.

***Students completing Mathematics 1090/1000 will be required to complete Mathematics 1001 as well.

****Honours Environmental Physics students should take Earth Sciences 1000 and 1002 in place of the elective and Computer Science 1510.

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