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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:  Astronomy and Astrophysics1 (including Co-operative Option) 120 CREDIT HOURS
PHYS 1050 (or PHYS 1020) and PHYS 1070 (B) (or PHYS 1030 (B+))2

MATH 13002, MATH 15002, MATH 17002

ASTR 1810

COMP 10125

6 credit hours from the Faculty of Arts including the “W” requirement.

PHYS 2600, PHYS 2650, PHYS 2386, PHYS 2496

PHYS 2260 or PHYS 2610

ASTR 2000, ASTR 2070

MATH 2090, MATH 2720

PHYS 3386, PHYS 3430 (6), PHYS 3496, PHYS 3630, PHYS 3650, PHYS 3670

ASTR 3180, ASTR 3230

PHYS 4386, PHYS 4646, PHYS 4676, PHYS 4678, PHYS 4680

One of PHYS 4010, PHYS 4516, or PHYS 4250

Two of ASTR 4020, ASTR 4100, ASTR 4200, ASTR 4400

3 credit hours of open electives (ASTR 1830 is recommended). 3 credit hours of open electives3. 3 credit hours of open electives3 (ASTR 3070 is recommended). 6 credit hours of open electives3.
Co-op Requirements (if selected):
SCI 3980, SCI 3990, and SCI 4980, and SCI 4990 (if a 4th work term is selected)
HONOURS: Physics1 (including Co-operative Option) 120 CREDIT HOURS
PHYS 1050 (or PHYS 1020) and PHYS 1070 (B) (or PHYS 1030 (B+))2

MATH 13002, MATH 15002, MATH 17002

COMP 10125

6 credit hours from the Faculty of Arts including the “W” requirement.

PHYS 2260 or PHYS 2610

PHYS 2386, PHYS 2496, PHYS 2600, PHYS 2650

MATH 2090, MATH 2720

PHYS 3386, PHYS 3430 (6), PHYS 3650, PHYS 3670, PHYS 3496, PHYS 3630 PHYS 4676, PHYS 4678, PHYS 4386, PHYS 4646, PHYS 4680

6 credit hours of 4000-level Physics

6 credit hours of open electives 9 credit hours of open electives3 9 credit hours of open electives3 9 credit hours of open electives3
Co-op Requirements (if selected):
SCI 3980, SCI 3990, and SCI 4980, and SCI 4990 (if a 4th work term is selected)
HONOURS: Medical and Biological1 (including Co-operative Option) 120 CREDIT HOURS
PHYS 1050 (or PHYS 1020), PHYS 10702 (B) (or PHYS 1030 (B+))

MATH 13002, MATH 15002, MATH 17002

BIOL 1020, BIOL 1030

COMP 10125

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

PHYS 2386, PHYS 2496, PHYS 2600, PHYS 2610, PHYS 2650

PHYS 2270 or PHYS 2272

MATH 2090, MATH 2720

6 credit hours of open electives

PHYS 3386, PHYS 3430 (6), PHYS 3670, PHYS 3630, PHYS 3220, PHYS 3496

STAT 11506

6 credit hours of open electives

PHYS 4646, PHYS 4680, PHYS 4250, PHYS 4516, PHYS 4676, PHYS 4678

PHYS 4360 or PHYS 4400

9 credit hours of open electives

Co-op Requirements (if selected):
SCI 3980, SCI 3990, and SCI 4980, and SCI 4990 (if a 4th work term is selected)
30 Hours 30 Hours 30 Hours 30 Hours
FOUR YEAR MAJOR (including Co-operative Option) 120 CREDIT HOURS
PHYS 1050 (C+) (or PHYS 1020 (B)), PHYS 10702,4 (C+) (or PHYS 1030 (B))

MATH 13002, MATH 15002, MATH 17002

COMP 10125

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

PHYS 2260 or PHYS 26104

PHYS 2386, PHYS 2496, PHYS 2600

MATH 2720

PHYS 26504, PHYS 3670, PHYS 3496

MATH 2090

PHYS 3386, PHYS 3430 (6), PHYS 3630
12 credit hours of 3000 and/or 4000 level Physics and Astronomy courses, with at least 3 credit hours at the 4000 level
6 credit hours of electives 15 credit hours of electives3 24 credit hours of electives3
Co-op Requirements (if selected):
SCI 3980, SCI 3990, and SCI 4980, and SCI 4990 (if a 4th work term is selected)
30 Hours 30 Hours 30 Hours 30 Hours
THREE YEAR GENERAL 90 CREDIT HOURS
PHYS 1050 (C) (or PHYS 1020 (C+)) and PHYS 1070 (C) (or PHYS 1030 (C+)) A minimum of 18 credit hours of 2000, 3000, and (or) 4000 level Physics or Astronomy courses (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) (or PHYS 1020 (C+)) and PHYS 1070 (C) (or PHYS 1030 (C+)) A minimum of 12 credit hours of 2000, 3000, and (or) 4000 level Physics or Astronomy courses.
JOINT HONOURS: PHYSICS – CHEMISTRY  refer to section 4.5.5
JOINT HONOURS: PHYSICS – COMPUTER SCIENCE (including Co-operative Option)  refer to section 4.6.4
JOINT HONOURS: PHYSICS – MATHEMATICS  refer to section 4.9.2.8

 NOTES:

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

2 PHYS 1050 and PHYS 1070 are recommended. 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 2180, and MATH 3340 are recommended electives for the Physics Honours and Four Year Major degrees. 

4  Students who do not take PHYS 1070 or PHYS 1030 in Year 1 must 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.

5 Students who have already taken COMP 1010 before joining 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.

6Students may take STAT 1000 and STAT 2000 in lieu of STAT 1150.

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).