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B.Sc. in Physics
The Grenfell Campus of Memorial University offers a single discipline B.Sc. with a major in Physics. A minor in Physics is also available. Download more information: "Why Study Physics at Grenfell?" and "More about Our Program".
You can apply for admission directly from high school. The best preparation is to take all the physics courses your high school offers in addition to Advanced Mathematics. If you have attended another post-secondary institution, you can apply for advanced standing. Consult the Chair of the Physics program or an academic advisor at the Grenfell Campus to discuss transfer credits. (Note that not being prepared to take Math 1000 and Physics 1050 your first year will usually mean extra time to complete the program.)
You do not need to choose a minor with a Physics major program, however students are reminded that the Core Program Requirements for a Grenfell Campus degree must be met.
Sample 1st Year Program for a Physics Major
* While not required for the degree, one or two semesters in Chemistry are recommended.
Sample 2nd Year Program for a Physics Major
In your third and fourth year there's Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics and options like: Observational Astrophysics, Elementary Particles & Fields, and Galaxies & Cosmology. The final year of the program features courses where you develop skills to work more independently like the Senior Lab, Physics Seminar , and Research with a faculty member.
Wondering what you can do with a Physics degree?
The analytical skills and problem-solving strategies learned as part of a physics degree are always in high demand from employers. Graduates with physics degrees are among the top earners in a wide variety of careers, among them: meteorology, financial analysis, energy research, science journalism, medical careers. The question is more like: "What can't you do with a Physics degree?"
Grenfell Campus also offers a B.Sc. degree program in General Science with a Physics Stream available as one of the three possible areas of concentration. For more information on the requirements of the General Science degree contact the Chair of General Science.
Last update: 03 July, 2014
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