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4.9.2.8 Mathematics – Physics and Astronomy Joint Honours Program - 4.9.2.8 Mathematics – Physics and Astronomy Joint Honours Program 4.9.2.8 Mathematics – Physics and Astronomy Joint Honours Program
Honours Requirements

To enter the Joint Honours Mathematics – Physics Honours program the student must have a minimum grade of “B” in: MATH 1232 or MATH 1690 (or a minimum grade of "A" in MATH 1700), PHYS 1050 (or “B+” in PHYS 1020) and PHYS 1070 (or "B+" in PHYS 1030).

To continue in the Honours program, students must maintain a minimum DGPA of 3.00, complete a minimum of 9 credit hours each Fall and Winter Term.

To graduate with the B. Sc. Honours degree, a student must achieve a minimum DGPA of 3.00 and a minimum grade of “C+” in each of the Honours Program Specific courses6, and a minimum grade of “C” on all remaining courses that contribute to the 120 credit hours of the degree.

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4
JOINT HONOURS 120 CREDIT HOURS
MATH 12201, MATH 12301, MATH 12321 (B), MATH 1240

PHYS 1050 (B) (or PHYS 1020 (B+))2 and PHYS 1070 (B) (or PHYS 1030 (B+))

STAT 11507

COMP 1012

6 credit hours from the Faculty of Arts, which should include the required “W” course4

PHYS 2260 or PHYS 2610, PHYS 2386, PHYS 2600, PHYS 26503

3 credit hours of Physics

MATH 2020, MATH 2080, MATH 2090, MATH 2150, MATH 2180

MATH 3340, MATH 3440, MATH 3460, MATH 3470, MATH 3472

PHYS 36703, PHYS 36503,5, PHYS 36303, PHYS 33863

3 credit hours from 3000 and 4000 level Physics Honours courses

MATH 3320, MATH 3322, 3 credit hours of 4000 level Math

PHYS 3430 (6), PHYS 46805

6 credit hours from the Department of Mathematics or the Department of Physics & Astronomy: MATH 2030, MATH 2070, MATH 2160, MATH 2170, or any 3000 or 4000 level Mathematics or Physics courses

6 credit hours of electives

30 Hours 30 Hours 30 Hours 30 Hours

NOTES:

1 Students are strongly advised to take MATH 1220, MATH 1230 and MATH 1232. The following substitutions are allowed (but not advised), provided the grades indicated in brackets are achieved: MATH 1300 (A) in place of MATH 1220, MATH 1500 (A) or MATH 1510 (A) in place of MATH 1230, MATH 1700 (A) or MATH 1710 (A) in place of MATH 1232, MATH 1690 (B) in place of MATH 1230 and MATH 1232. With permission from the department, students may be able to substitute STAT 1000 and STAT 2000 in place of STAT 1150.

2 Students are advised to take PHYS 1050 and PHYS 1070.

3 The corequisite or prerequisite of PHYS 2496 is waived for students in this program. It is recommended that students audit PHYS 2496 in second year and PHYS 3496 in third year.

4 As there are no 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.

5 The pre-or corequisite of PHYS 3496 is waived for students in this program. It is recommended that students audit PHYS 2496 in second year and PHYS 3496 in third year.

6 The Honours Program Specific courses consists of all the Physics and Astronomy courses listed in the program chart, with the exception of PHYS 1020, PHYS 1050, PHYS 1030 and PHYS 1070.

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

(Letters in brackets indicate minimum prerequisite standing for further study. The number 6 in brackets indicates a 6 credit hour course.)