Welcome to Physics and Physical Oceanography
The Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography offers an extensive program of undergraduate physics courses that includes not only minor, majors and honours in Physics, but also major and honours programs in Environmental Physics and several joint degree options.
The joint degree programs have been developed in coordination with other departments. While some care has gone into their design, it is still possible to adjust these programs to suit the needs and interests of individual students.
We have a large and active graduate degree program at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. Our graduate students are engaged in research in diverse fields, such as glacial dynamics, ocean modeling, condensed matter theory and experiments, and material science.
Memorial is the only Canadian university included as one of the world’s best for the study for marine/ocean engineering in an annual publication of world university rankings — and it’s the fifth year in a row to do so.
Memorial places 38 among the top 50 universities as part of the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy’s 2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) in the category.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences’ (HSS) new certificate in the history and philosophy of science and technology is of broad interest to students of science, engineering, medicine, humanities and social sciences.
The program will challenge students to think critically and analytically about the consequences of past, present and future technological innovations on human existence, and the world we inhabit.