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Program description

Physics is the science which explores and identifies basic principles governing the structure and behaviour of matter, the generation and transfer of energy, and the interaction of matter and energy. Knowledge of physics is essential in other natural sciences, such as chemistry and geology, and to professions such as engineering, medicine, and dentistry. 
Medical physics is the application of physics to medicine. It generally concerns physics as applied to medical imaging and radiotherapy, although a medical physicist may work in many environments.


Program options

Degree options

B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Honours Physics and Astronomy – 4 years
B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, Major Physics and Astronomy – 4 years
B. Sc. Bachelor of Science, General - Physics & Astronomy – 3 years

Program options

B. Sc. Joint Honours Programs:
Physics/Chemistry
Physics/Computer Science with Co-op option
Physics/Mathematics

B. Sc. Double Honours:
Physics/Biochemistry


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Professional opportunities

Students who go on to complete Ph.D. studies aim eventually to become professors at universities or researchers in industrial and government laboratories or hospitals.

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