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Undergraduate Program Details

About our programs:

Honours Physics is our core physics stream. It provides an excellent education in physics, competitive with any undergraduate program in North America in preparing students for graduate studies in physics or related areas, or for general employment. Of all our programs, it allows the most options and hence flexibility for interdisciplinary studies.    Brochure (pdf format)  

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A link to The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is provided here.  AIP is one of the main professional bodies for physicists and is dedicated to the advancement of physics. 

At their site, they describe: 

  • Who are Physicists?
  • Who’s Hiring Physicists and Physics Bachelor’s?
  • Career guidance for students
  • Enrollments and degrees at all levels of education in physics
  • Demographic profiles of physics faculty
  • Common career paths of physicists and astronomers
  • Workforce dynamics including the number of positions available
 

Medical Physics is tailored to students wanting to specialize in medical imaging and/or radiology and enter the rapidly growing field of physics in medicine. By adding specialized medical physics courses as well as courses in biology and biochemistry, this program prepares students to enter certified graduate programs in medical physics or enter the medical technology workforce.   Brochure (pdf format)  

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A link to The Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP/OCPM) is provided here.  COMP is the main professional body for medical physicists practicing in Canada.  The membership is composed of graduate students in medical physics programs, post-doctoral fellows, as well as professional physicists, scientists, and academics located at universities, hospitals, cancer centres, and government research facilities.

At their site, they describe: 

  • Who are Medical Physicists?
  • What do Medical Physicists do?
  • Professional status of Canadian medical physicists
  • Employment of Medical Physicists in Canada
  • Medical Physics Training Programs

A link to the American Association of Physicists in Medicine page "For Students interested in a Career in Medical Physics" is provided here.  At this page they will answer your questions about becoming a medical physicist.


Physics and High Technology is designed for students interested in applying their training in physics to the high-tech needs of society. It adds courses in business and computer science to make graduates especially attractive to industry specializing in such areas as electronics, optics, and computers. Graduates can add minors in business or computer science, and they can continue to graduate school to enhance their suitability for leadership roles in applied research.   Brochure (pdf format)   

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Courses to take your first year are given here!


Honours Chemistry and Physics (with and without thesis) is a good choice for those who wanting to specialize in physical chemistry or chemical physics, trained to attack problems of a chemical nature with a solid understanding of the underlying physics. This program is different from a double major.  Students wishing to double major in Physics and Chemistry should enroll in the Combined Honours Program.

Brochure (pdf format)


 
Physics Combined Honours Programs (a.k.a. double majors) provide students with roughly three years of training in two separate areas. Such programs are attractive for interdisciplinary studies, but they commonly require a few extra courses of specialization in order to qualify for graduate studies. In the past, students have combined physics not only with mathematics and other sciences, but also with arts areas such as philosophy or English.