Major in Physics
Courses as outlined under Grenfell Campus Core Program Requirements, Breadth of Knowledge Requirement, Literacy Requirement, and Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Requirement
- Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 3202, 3260. Since Mathematics 2000 is required for a number of upper-year Physics and Mathematics courses, a student not completing Mathematics 1001 in first year will require more time to complete the degree. A student who has completed Mathematics 1000 and Physics 1020 with a minimum grade of 65% may enrol in Physics 1051. Taking the sequence Physics 1020, 1021, and 1051 will increase the number of credit hours needed to complete the degree.
- Physics 1050 (or 1020), 1051, 2053, 2056, 2400 or 2151, 2820, 3060, 3061, 3220, 3400, 3650, 4100, 4880, 4950. It is recommended that students complete Chemistry 1200 and 1001. A student who has completed Mathematics 1000 and Physics 1020 with a minimum grade of 65% may enrol in Physics 1051. Taking the sequence Physics 1020, 1021, and 1051 will increase the number of credit hours needed to complete the degree.
- 9 additional credit hours in Physics chosen from Physics 3160, 3180, 3250, 3230, 3820.
Elective courses to make up the total of 120 credit hours, other than those required for the Grenfell Campus Core Program Requirement and Major/Minor requirements, may be chosen according to the following guidelines:
- Any courses in arts, social science, science and fine arts and
- Up to 15 credit hours in other subject areas.
Core Program Requirements
All students enrolled in this degree program must complete the following 24 credit hours to meet the School of Science and the Environment Core Program Requirements: :
6 credit hours in English courses;
3 credit hours in English and 3 credit hours in another language;
6 credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) courses, including at least 3 credit hours in English courses.
6 credit hours in Mathematics or Statistics courses;
6 credit hours in courses chosen from: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Ocean Sciences or Physics;
6 credit hours in courses chosen from: Economics, Environment and Sustainability, Geography or Political Science.
The same course cannot be used to meet more than one of the requirements listed above.
Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) courses are regulated by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, St. John’s Campus. Eligible CRW courses are indicated under Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Course Descriptions.
Suggested Program of Study for the Bachelor of Science with Major in Physics
|Year 1 |
- Chemistry 1200 (recommended)
- English 1000
- Mathematics 1000
- Physics 1050 (or 1020)
- Chemistry 1001 (recommended)
- English 1001
- Mathematics 1001
- Physics 1051
|Year 2 |
- Mathematics 2000
- Mathematics 2050
- Physics 2400 or Physics 2151
- Physics 2820
- Mathematics 3260
- Physics 2053
- Physics 2056
|Year 3 |
- Mathematics 3202
- Physics 3060
- Physics 3220
- Physics 3400
- Physics 3061
- Physics 3160 and/or Physics 3250
- Physics 3650
|Year 4 |
- Physics 4100
- Physics 4880
- Physics 3180 and/or Physics 3230 and/or Physics 3820
- Physics 4950
Minor in Physics
- Physics 1050 (or 1020), 1051, 2053, 2056, 2820.
- An additional 9 credit hours in Physics at the 2000-level or above.
If a Physics student decides to complete a minor, it must be comprised of 8 courses, 24 credit hours chosen from Bachelor of Arts Minor Programs Offered by the Division of Arts, or from Minor Program Offered by the Division of Fine Arts, or from Bachelor of Science Minor Programs Offered by the Division of Science, or from Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Minor Programs offered by the Division of Social Science.