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
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 should 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 3170, COMP 3430
6 credit hours of 3000 and/or 4000 level Computer Science courses
3 credit hours of electives

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

Coop Requirements (if selected):
SCI 3980^{4}

Coop Requirements (if selected):
SCI 3990^{4}

Coop Requirements (if selected):
SCI 4980^{4}, and SCI 4990^{4} (if a 4^{th} work term is selected)

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 (SCI 3980, SCI 3990, SCI 4980, and SCI 4990 (if selected)) 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.
