4.6.4 Computer Science – Physics & Astronomy Joint Honours Program  4.6.4 Computer Science – Physics & Astronomy Joint Honours Program
4.6.4 Computer Science – Physics & Astronomy Joint Honours Program
The departments of Computer Science and Physics & Astronomy offer a joint Honours program for indepth study in both Computer Science and Physics & Astronomy.
To enter the Joint Honours Computer SciencePhysics and Astronomy program, the student must have a minimum grade of “B” in each of PHYS 1050 (or “B+” in PHYS 1020), PHYS 1070 (or B+ in PHYS 1030), MATH 1300, MATH 1500, MATH 1700 (or any equivalent), COMP 1010 (or COMP 1012) and COMP 1020 and a minimum DGPA of 3.00. Students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours per term in each Fall and Winter term.
To continue in the Honours program, students must maintain a minimum DGPA of 3.00, complete a minimum of 9 credit hours during each Fall and Winter term (or equivalent for students in the Cooperative option).
To graduate with the Honours degree, a student must obtain a minimum DGPA of 3.00 and present a minimum grade of “C” in each course that contributes to the degree
The departments must approve a student’s Honours program each session. Students must also obtain departmental approval for any and all revisions to their program.
YEAR 1 
YEAR 2 
YEAR 3 
YEAR 4 
JOINT HONOURS (Including Cooperative Option if selected) 120 CREDIT HOURS 
PHYS 1050 (B) (or PHYS 1020 (B+)) and PHYS 1070^{1} (B) (or PHYS 1030 (B+))
COMP 1010 or COMP 1012, COMP 1020 (B)
MATH 1300^{2} (B), MATH 1500^{2} (B), MATH 1700^{2} (B)
6 credit hours from the Faculty of Arts, which must include the required 3 credit hour “W” course^{3}
3 credit hours of electives

PHYS 2260 or Physics elective^{5}, PHYS 2386, PHYS 2496, PHYS 2650
MATH 1240^{2}, MATH 2720
COMP 2080, COMP 2140, COMP 2160, COMP 2280

PHYS 2600, PHYS 2610 or Physics elective^{5}, PHYS 3386, PHYS 3670, PHYS 3496
COMP 2190, COMP 3170, COMP 3430
6 credit hours of 3000 and/or 4000 level Computer Science courses

PHYS 4680
12 credit hours of 3000 and 4000 level Honours Physics courses, with at least 6 credit hours at the 4000 level
12 credit hours of 3000 or 4000 level courses from Computer Science, with at least 9 credit hours at the 4000 level by the end of Year 4
3 credit hours of electives

Work Term (if Coop Selected):
COMP 2980^{4}

Work Term (if Coop Selected):
COMP 3980^{4}

Work Term (if Coop Selected):
COMP 4980^{4}

30 Hours 
30 Hours 
30 Hours 
30 Hours 
NOTES:
^{1} PHYS 1050 and PHYS 1070 are recommended.
^{2} MATH 1220 or MATH 1310 may be taken in place of MATH 1300; MATH 1230, 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. Students who have previously completed COMP 2130 may use it in lieu of MATH 1240.
^{3} As there are no open electives in Year 2 of the program, students should complete the University written English requirement in Year 1. If not completed in Year 1, a “W” course must be completed prior to Year 3 in addition to the required Year 2 courses.
^{4} When chosen, the Cooperative Option work terms (COMP 2980, COMP 3980, COMP 4980) will normally be completed during the Summer Terms following years 2, 3, and 4 respectively.
^{5} Students are required to take at least one of PHYS 2260 or PHYS 2610.
