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4.11.2 Physics and Astronomy Program Charts 4.11.2 Physics and Astronomy Program Charts

4.11.2 Physics and Astronomy

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

HONOURS Option A: Astronomy1 120 CREDIT HOURS

PHYS 1050 (or PHYS 1020) and PHYS 1070 (B)(or PHYS 1030 B+)

MATH 13002, MATH 15002, MATH 17002

6 credit hours of ARTS including the “W” requirement.

PHYS 2070 (6), PHYS 2260, PHYS 2380, PHYS 2390, PHYS 2490, PHYS 2600, PHYS 2610, PHYS 2650

 

PHYS 3180, PHYS 3380, PHYS 3430 (6), PHYS 3630, PHYS 3650, PHYS 3670

MATH 2090

PHYS 3680, PHYS 3640, PHYS 4230, PHYS 4240 (6), PHYS 4390

 

A 3 credit hour, 4000 level Physics and Astronomy course

 

 

 

 

9 credit hours of 3000 and/or 4000 level Physics and Astronomy courses.

9 credit hours of open electives (PHYS 1810 and PHYS 1820 are highly recommended).

 

3 credit hours of open electives3.

3 credit hours of open electives3.                                                     

3 credit hours of open electives3.

HONOURS Option B: Physics1 120 CREDIT HOURS

PHYS 1050 (or PHYS 1020) and PHYS 1070(B) (or PHYS 1030 B+)

MATH 13002, MATH 15002, MATH 17002

6 credit hours of ARTS including the “W” requirement.

PHYS 2260, PHYS 2380, PHYS 2390, PHYS 2490, PHYS 2600, PHYS 2610, PHYS 2650

PHYS 3380, PHYS 3430 (6), PHYS 3650, PHYS 3670, PHYS 3680,

PHYS 3630

PHYS 3660

MATH 2090

PHYS 3640, PHYS 4250, PHYS 4390, PHYS 4510, PHYS 4520, PHYS 4590

6 credit hours4 chosen from:

PHYS 4672, PHYS 4674, PHYS 4676, PHYS 4678 

9 credit hours of open electives

9 credit hours of open electives3

3 credit hours of open electives3

6 credit hours of open electives3

HONOURS Option C: Medical and Biological1 120 CREDIT HOURS

 

PHYS 1050 (or PHYS 1020), PHYS 10702 (B) (or PHYS 1030 B+)

MATH 13002, MATH 15002, MATH 17002

PHYS 2260, PHYS 2380, PHYS 2390, PHYS 2490, PHYS 2600, PHYS 2610, PHYS 2650

PHYS 3380, PHYS 3430 (6), PHYS 3650, PHYS 3670, PHYS 3680, PHYS 3630, PHYS 3220

MATH 2090

PHYS 3640, PHYS 4250, PHYS 4560

6 credit hours4 chosen from:

PHYS 4672, PHYS 4674, PHYS 4676, PHYS 4678 

 

The following can be completed in Year 1 or Year 2:

6 credit hours of ARTS including the “W” requirement 

6 credit hours chosen from: BIOL 1410, BIOL 1412 , BIOL 2520

12 credit hours of open electives3

3 credit hours chosen from: PHYS 4360, PHYS 4400, ECE 3780

 

 

15 credit hours of open electives3

 

 

30 Hours

30 Hours

30 Hours

30 Hours

 

FOUR YEAR MAJOR 120 CREDIT HOURS

PHYS 1050 (C+)(or PHYS 1020(B)), PHYS 10702,5 (C+) (or PHYS 1030 (B))

MATH 13002, MATH 15002, MATH 17002

6 credit hours from the Faculty of Arts including the required “W” course

PHYS 2260 or PHYS 26105, PHYS 2380, PHYS 2390, PHYS 2490, PHYS 2600

COMP 10126

 

PHYS 26505, PHYS 3670,

MATH 2090

6 credit hours of 3000 level Physics and Astronomy

PHYS 3380, PHYS 3430 (6), PHYS 3630

3 credit hours of 3000 level Physics and Astronomy

3 credit hours of 4000 level Physics and Astronomy 

 

9 credit hours of open electives

12 credit hours of open electives3

15 credit hours of open electives3

12 credit hours of open electives3

30 Hours

30 Hours

30 Hours

30 Hours

THREE YEAR GENERAL (90 CREDIT HOURS)

 

 

 

 

A minimum of 18 credit hours must be chosen from this list:  PHYS 2070, PHYS 2210 (or the former PHYS 2200), PHYS 2250, PHYS 2260, PHYS 2270, PHYS 2280, PHYS 2350, PHYS 2380, PHYS 2700, PHYS 2710, PHYS 3180, PHYS 3380, PHYS 3800, PHYS 4230. (Subject to the Faculty requirement that of the 36 hours of advanced level courses, at least 6 credit hours must be chosen from the 3000 and (or) 4000 level.)

MINOR

PHYS 1050 (C) and PHYS 1070 (C) (or PHYS 1020 (C+) and PHYS 1030 (C+))

A minimum of 12 credit hours from PHYS 2070, PHYS 2210 (or the former PHYS 2200), PHYS 2250, PHYS 2260, PHYS 2270, PHYS 2280, PHYS 2350, PHYS 2380, PHYS 2700, PHYS 2710, PHYS 3180, PHYS 3380, PHYS 3800.

JOINT HONOURS: PHYSICS – CHEMISTRY  refer to section 4.5.3

JOINT HONOURS: PHYSICS – COMPUTER SCIENCE (including Co-operative Option)  refer to section 4.6.4

JOINT HONOURS: PHYSICS – MATHEMATICS  refer to section 4.9.3

               

 NOTES:

1 Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all courses contributing to the Honours program.

2 MATH 1220 may be taken in place of MATH 1300; MATH 1230 or MATH 1510 or MATH 1520 may be taken in place of MATH 1500; MATH 1232 or MATH 1710 may be taken in place of MATH 1700; MATH 1690 may be taken in place of MATH 1500 and MATH 1700.

3 Although they are not required courses in the Physics programs, MATH 2080, MATH 2150, MATH 2180, and MATH 3340 are highly recommended electives for the Physics Honours and Four Year Major degrees, and should be taken when possible. 

4 The selection of these 6 credit hours must be made in consultation with the Departmental Program Advisor.

Students who do not take PHYS 1070 or PHYS 1030 in Year 1 should postpone PHYS 2600 until Year 3. PHYS 2260, PHYS 2610 and PHYS 2650 may be taken in Year 2 or Year 3 if the respective prerequisites are met.

6 Students who have already taken COMP 1010 before entering the program may count COMP 1010 in lieu of COMP 1012. However, students who have not taken COMP 1010 before entering the program must then take COMP 1012.

IMPORTANT: The Honours and four year Major program need not be completed in the manner prescribed in the chart above. The chart indicates the recommended arrangement of the required courses and is meant to be a guide around which students can plan their program (Letters in brackets refer to minimum prerequisite standing required for further study. The number 6 in brackets indicates a 6 credit hour course).