Our programmes are structured to contain a common set of basic requirements plus
a variety of options. There are 14 courses from Mathematics and Physics spread
over three years in the basic requirements. The options include an Honours
Physics option that allows for interdisciplinary studies plus several specializations.
We also offer an Honours Physics Co-op programme.
Students who chose the Honours Physics option are not required to do any further physics and so may choose to fill out their programme with courses from across the university. There is just the proviso that 18 units must be from Levels 3 and 4. This is the default option.
Students may change option at any time subject to satisfying course requirements. In fact, a student could remain in the default option (Honours Physics) until the end of the graduating year and then request one of the other options.
This and the other options which specialize in different areas of physics are listed below:
Physics is the least specified and is the default
stream for students entering the programme. Students may change stream
at any time subject to satisfying course requirements. In fact, a student
could remain in the default stream until the end of the graduating year
and then request one of the other streams.
Students interested in a more mathematical approach to Physics should consider the Honours Mathematics and Physics degree administered by the Mathematics Department.
Note that it is important to choose the appropriate Level 1 Mathematics courses in order to satisfy the entry requirements for Level 2.
The B.Sc. in Physical Science has been designed for those students interested in a 3 year programme in either Chemistry or Physics. It is modelled on the Complementary Studies Options and the student is free to chose a combination of Chemistry and Physics courses. Time table constraints will tend to force the selection to be heavily weighted in just one these departments.