Environmental Physics

Environmental physics explores the Earth’s environment through the understanding provided by physics. It draws upon the ideas and concepts from any different areas of physics including mechanics, electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics and atomic physics.


Physics at Memorial

Many of our undergraduates are actively involved in physics research programs. This experience provides both summer employment and an excellent preparation for a career in industrial or university research. Memorial is the only Canadian university offering physics with an environmental focus.

Sample Courses

PHYS 3300 - Intermediate Physical Oceanography
EASC 3170 - Seismic and Potential Fields Methods in Geophysics
GEOG 3120 - Climatology


Career Opportunities

  • Geophysics industry
  • Manufacturing
  • Product tester
  • Environmental scientist
  • Policy and data analyst
  • Environmental planner
  • Environmental scientist

Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.


Program Information

Faculty of Science


Physics and Physical Oceanography


Bachelor of Science


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:



4 years


Fall, winter and spring semesters

Application Deadline:

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:

  • March 1 for fall admission
  • Oct. 1 for winter admission
  • Feb. 1 for spring admission

Supplementary Application:



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