This four-year bachelor of science program explores everything from the smallest nucleus to the farthest galaxies. Students learn the fundamentals giving them a strong foundation to build on. You can choose your direction of study by selecting courses in subatomic and particle physics, astronomy and cosmology.
Sample first year
Students pursuing a bachelor of science with a major in physics at Grenfell Campus will normally take the following courses in their first year:
|FALL SEMESTER||WINTER SEMESTER|
|Mathematics 10001||Mathematics 1001|
|English 1000||English 1001|
|Physics 10502||Physics 1051|
|Chemistry 12003||Chemistry 10013|
- Students not able to register for Mathematics 1000 may complete the sequence Mathematics 1090, Mathematics 1000, Mathematics 1001.
- A student who has completed Physics 2204 and Physics 3204 in high school and who is eligible for Math 1000 should register for Physics 1050. A student wishing to pursue the B.Sc. with a major in physics without this background in physics may do so by taking the sequences Physics 1020, 1021, 1051.
- Although Chemistry is not required for the B.Sc. in physics, it is recommended; a student who wishes to include chemistry but who defers it to a later year may have difficulty in scheduling.
- The electives may be chosen from almost any discipline. It is recommended that a student interested in upper-year course work in astrophysics or in subatomic physics select either Physics 2151 or Physics 2400, respectively, as one of these electives.
Possible career opportunities for graduates:
- research and development
- laser and optics
- water and oceanography
- space science
- nuclear science
- medical physics