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PHYSICS

PROGRAMS
Honours Physics (with/without Co-op)
Honours Physics with thesis (with/without Co-op)
Honours Physics (Physics and High Technology) (with/without Co-op)
Honours Physics (Physics and High Technology) with thesis (with/without Co-op)
Honours Physics (Medical Physics) (with/without Co-op)
Honours Physics (Medical Physics) with thesis (with/without Co-op)
Combined Honours Physics Programs
Minor in Physics
Major and Minor Concentrations - Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science (IAS) - Physics

Additional Information: GENERAL UNDERGRADUATE REGULATIONS

COURSES
PHYSICS

Honours Physics

Degree Requirements

Total courses: 40 (43 for co-op option)

(a) PHYS-1400, PHYS-1410, PHYS-1500, PHYS-2200, PHYS-2250, PHYS-2500, PHYS-3100, PHYS-3110, PHYS-3200, PHYS-3210, PHYS-3500, PHYS-4130, PHYS-4100, and five courses in Physics at the 3XXX or 4XXX level.
(b) CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, CHEM-2400, COMP-1400, COMP-1410, MATH-1250 (or MATH-1260), MATH-1720 (or MATH-1760), MATH-1730, MATH-2780, MATH-2790, MATH-3550, GENG-2340, ELEC-2170 or COMP-2650.
(c) two of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
(d) seven courses from any area.

For co-op stream, in addition:
(e) three co-op terms: PHYS-2980, PHYS-3980, PHYS-4980, (oral and written reports required). Students must maintain major and cumulative averages of 65% or better to qualify for co-op placements.

All Co-op positions must be full-time, paid, related to the degree program and approved by the University. The process of securing a co-op position is competitive. Co-op students will apply for work opportunities as advertised by the Centre for Career Education using an Internet-based software program and employers will make interview and hiring decisions. Students are also encouraged to seek co-op employment outside of the advertised postings by completing a guided job search process facilitated by the Centre for Career Education.

If a student has an outstanding commitment to an employer, then withdrawal from the co-op program will be granted on an exception basis and will take effect following the work term. If a student withdraws from an undergrad co-op program they will be subject to the following co-op fee payments:
    • If a student withdraws from co-op prior to the first Friday of classes of the semester following their first work term, no further co-op fees will be charged once the withdrawal has been processed.
    • If a student withdraws from co-op after the first Friday of classes of the semester following their first work term, they be liable for paying the co-op fee for the term in which they are dropping and one additional term.

In the interest of building solid partnerships with employers, students who have accepted a co-op employment offer (either by ranking a position in round 1 of the job competition or by accepting a position either verbally or in writing in later rounds) must honour that commitment. Therefore, once students have accepted an offer of employment for a work term, they will be considered registered in the appropriate work term course and must remain in the co-op program until they have completed their work term requirements. Failure to honour these commitments and/or to complete all work term requirements will lead to being required to withdraw from the co-op program and will result in a failing grade on his/her transcript for that work term.

Recommended courses (if any): Students who intend to take additional mathematics courses are advised to take MATH-1020 in first year. COMP-2120 is recommended. COMP-3400 and MATH-3590 are strongly recommended. Students planning to pursue health professions should seek advice from an academic advisor in the Department of Physics within the first year.

All Co-op positions must be full-time, paid, related to the degree program and approved by the University. The process of securing a co-op position is competitive. Co-op students will apply for work opportunities as advertised by the Centre for Career Education using an Internet-based software program and employers will make interview and hiring decisions. Students are also encouraged to seek co-op employment outside of the advertised postings by completing a guided job search process facilitated by the Centre for Career Education.

Withdrawal from the co-op program will be granted on an exception basis only as it must be determined that the student has no outstanding commitments to employers. Students who wish to withdraw must meet with a Co-op Coordinator and complete a withdrawal form. However, the only time a student may withdraw from an undergraduate co-op program without further co-op fee payment implications is by the 1st Friday of classes after their first co-op work term. Students who withdraw from Co-operative Education at any other time will be liable for paying the co-op fee for the term in which they are dropping and one additional term. This will help offset the costs of developing another student for placement.

In the interest of building solid partnerships with employers, students who have accepted a co-op employment offer (either by ranking a position in round 1 of the job competition or by accepting a position either verbally or in writing in later rounds) must honour that commitment. Therefore, once students have accepted an offer of employment for a work term, they will be considered registered in the appropriate work term course and must remain in the co-op program until they have completed their work term requirements. Failure to honour these commitments and/or to complete all work term requirements will lead to being required to withdraw from the co-op program and will result in a failing grade on his/her transcript for that work term.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.


Honours Physics with Thesis

Degree Requirements

Total courses: 40 (43 for co-op option)

(a) PHYS-1400, PHYS-1410, PHYS-1500, PHYS-2200, PHYS-2250, PHYS-2500, PHYS-3100, PHYS-3110, PHYS-3200, PHYS-3210, PHYS-3500, PHYS-4900 (6.0 credits)**, PHYS-4130, PHYS-4100, plus five additional courses in Physics at the 3XXX or 4XXX level.
(b) CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, CHEM-2400, COMP-1400, COMP-1410, MATH-1250 (or MATH-1260), MATH-1720 (or MATH-1760), MATH-1730, MATH-2780, MATH-2790, MATH-3550, GENG-2340, ELEC-2170 or COMP-2650.
(c) two of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
(d) five courses from any area.

**Only students who have maintained a major average of 70% and a cumulative average of 60% will be permitted to enrol in PHYS-4900.

For co-op stream, in addition:
(e) three co-op terms: PHYS-2980, PHYS-3980, PHYS-4980, (oral and written reports required). Students must maintain major and cumulative averages of 65% or better to qualify for co-op placements.

All Co-op positions must be full-time, paid, related to the degree program and approved by the University. The process of securing a co-op position is competitive. Co-op students will apply for work opportunities as advertised by the Centre for Career Education using an Internet-based software program and employers will make interview and hiring decisions. Students are also encouraged to seek co-op employment outside of the advertised postings by completing a guided job search process facilitated by the Centre for Career Education.

If a student has an outstanding commitment to an employer, then withdrawal from the co-op program will be granted on an exception basis and will take effect following the work term. If a student withdraws from an undergrad co-op program they will be subject to the following co-op fee payments:
    • If a student withdraws from co-op prior to the first Friday of classes of the semester following their first work term, no further co-op fees will be charged once the withdrawal has been processed.
    • If a student withdraws from co-op after the first Friday of classes of the semester following their first work term, they be liable for paying the co-op fee for the term in which they are dropping and one additional term.

In the interest of building solid partnerships with employers, students who have accepted a co-op employment offer (either by ranking a position in round 1 of the job competition or by accepting a position either verbally or in writing in later rounds) must honour that commitment. Therefore, once students have accepted an offer of employment for a work term, they will be considered registered in the appropriate work term course and must remain in the co-op program until they have completed their work term requirements. Failure to honour these commitments and/or to complete all work term requirements will lead to being required to withdraw from the co-op program and will result in a failing grade on his/her transcript for that work term.

Recommended courses (if any): Students who intend to take additional mathematics courses are advised to take MATH-1020 in first year. COMP-2120 is recommended. COMP-3400 and MATH-3590 are strongly recommended. Students planning to pursue health professions should seek advice from an academic advisor in the Department of Physics within the first year.

All Co-op positions must be full-time, paid, related to the degree program and approved by the University. The process of securing a co-op position is competitive. Co-op students will apply for work opportunities as advertised by the Centre for Career Education using an Internet-based software program and employers will make interview and hiring decisions. Students are also encouraged to seek co-op employment outside of the advertised postings by completing a guided job search process facilitated by the Centre for Career Education.

Withdrawal from the co-op program will be granted on an exception basis only as it must be determined that the student has no outstanding commitments to employers. Students who wish to withdraw must meet with a Co-op Coordinator and complete a withdrawal form. However, the only time a student may withdraw from an undergraduate co-op program without further co-op fee payment implications is by the 1st Friday of classes after their first co-op work term. Students who withdraw from Co-operative Education at any other time will be liable for paying the co-op fee for the term in which they are dropping and one additional term. This will help offset the costs of developing another student for placement.

In the interest of building solid partnerships with employers, students who have accepted a co-op employment offer (either by ranking a position in round 1 of the job competition or by accepting a position either verbally or in writing in later rounds) must honour that commitment. Therefore, once students have accepted an offer of employment for a work term, they will be considered registered in the appropriate work term course and must remain in the co-op program until they have completed their work term requirements. Failure to honour these commitments and/or to complete all work term requirements will lead to being required to withdraw from the co-op program and will result in a failing grade on his/her transcript for that work term.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.


Honours Physics (Physics and High Technology)

Degree Requirements

Total courses: 40 (43 for co-op option)

(a) PHYS-1400, PHYS-1410, PHYS-1500, PHYS-2200, PHYS-2250, PHYS-2500, PHYS-3100, PHYS-3110, PHYS-3200, PHYS-3210, PHYS-3500, PHYS-4130, PHYS-4100, and five courses in Physics at the 3XXX or 4XXX level.
(b) CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, CHEM-2400, COMP-1400, COMP-1410, MATH-1250 (or MATH-1260), MATH-1720 (or MATH-1760), MATH-1730, MATH-2780, MATH-2790, MATH-3550, GENG-2340, ELEC-2170 or COMP-2650.
(c) ACCT-1510 and STEN-1000
(d) two of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and/or Business Administration (BUSR, ACCT, MGNT, FINA, MSCI)
(e) five courses from any area.

For co-op option, in addition:
(f) three co-op terms: PHYS-2980, PHYS-3980, PHYS-4980, (oral and written reports required). Students must maintain major and cumulative averages of 65% or better to qualify for co-op placements.

All Co-op positions must be full-time, paid, related to the degree program and approved by the University. The process of securing a co-op position is competitive. Co-op students will apply for work opportunities as advertised by the Centre for Career Education using an Internet-based software program and employers will make interview and hiring decisions. Student are also encouraged to seek co-op employment outside of the advertised postings by completing a guided job search process facilitated by the Centre for Career Education.

If a student has an outstanding commitment to an employer, then withdrawal from the co-op program will be granted on an exception basis and will take effect following the work term. If a student withdraws from an undergrad co-op program they will be subject to the following co-op fee payments: If a student withdraws from co-op prior to the first Friday of classes of the semester following their first work term, no further co-op fees will be charged once the withdrawal has been processed.If a student withdraws from co-op after the first Friday of classes of the semester following their first work term, they be liable for paying the co-op fee for the term in which they are dropping and one additional term.

In the interest of building solid partnerships with employers, student who have accepted a co-op employment offer (either by ranking a position in round 1 of the job competition or by accepting a position either verbally or in writing in later rounds) must honour that commitment. Therefore, once students have accepted an offer of employment for a work term, they will be considered registered in the appropriate work term course and must remain in the co-op program until they have completed their work term requirements. Failure to honour these commitments and/or to complete all work term requirements will lead to being required to withdraw from the co-op program and will result in a failing grade on his/her transcript for that work term.


Recommended courses (if any): Students who intend to take additional mathematics courses are advised to take MATH-1020 in first year. COMP-2120 is recommended. COMP-3400 and MATH-3590 are strongly recommended. Students planning to pursue a minor in Business should seek advice from an academic advisor in the Odette School of Business in the first year.

All Co-op positions must be full-time, paid, related to the degree program and approved by the University. The process of securing a co-op position is competitive. Co-op students will apply for work opportunities as advertised by the Centre for Career Education using an Internet-based software program and employers will make interview and hiring decisions. Students are also encouraged to seek co-op employment outside of the advertised postings by completing a guided job search process facilitated by the Centre for Career Education.

Withdrawal from the co-op program will be granted on an exception basis only as it must be determined that the student has no outstanding commitments to employers. Students who wish to withdraw must meet with a Co-op Coordinator and complete a withdrawal form. However, the only time a student may withdraw from an undergraduate co-op program without further co-op fee payment implications is by the 1st Friday of classes after their first co-op work term. Students who withdraw from Co-operative Education at any other time will be liable for paying the co-op fee for the term in which they are dropping and one additional term. This will help offset the costs of developing another student for placement.

In the interest of building solid partnerships with employers, students who have accepted a co-op employment offer (either by ranking a position in round 1 of the job competition or by accepting a position either verbally or in writing in later rounds) must honour that commitment. Therefore, once students have accepted an offer of employment for a work term, they will be considered registered in the appropriate work term course and must remain in the co-op program until they have completed their work term requirements. Failure to honour these commitments and/or to complete all work term requirements will lead to being required to withdraw from the co-op program and will result in a failing grade on his/her transcript for that work term.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.


Honours Physics (Physics and High Technology with Thesis)

Degree Requirements

Total courses: 40 (43 for co-op option)

(a) PHYS-1400, PHYS-1410, PHYS-1500, PHYS-2200, PHYS-2250, PHYS-2500, PHYS-3100, PHYS-3110, PHYS-3200, PHYS-3210, PHYS-3500, PHYS-4900 (6.0 credits)**, PHYS-4130, PHYS-4100, plus five additional courses in Physics at the 3XXX or 4XXX level.
(b) CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, CHEM-2400, COMP-1400, COMP-1410, MATH-1250 (or MATH-1260), MATH-1720 (or MATH-1760), MATH-1730, MATH-2780, MATH-2790, MATH-3550, GENG-2340, ELEC-2170 or COMP-2650.
(c) ACCT-1510 and STEN-1000
(d) two of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and/or Business Administration (BUSR, ACCT, MGNT, FINA, MSCI)
(e) three courses from any area.

**Only students who have maintained a major average of 70% and a cumulative average of 60% will be permitted to enrol in PHYS-4900.

For co-op option, in addition:
(f) three co-op terms: PHYS-2980, PHYS-3980, PHYS-4980, (oral and written reports required).Students must maintain major and cumulative averages of 65% or better to qualify for co-op placements.

All Co-op positions must be full-time, paid, related to the degree program and approved by the University. The process of securing a co-op position is competitive. Co-op students will apply for work opportunities as advertised by the Centre for Career Education using an Internet-based software program and employers will make interview and hiring decisions. Student are also encouraged to seek co-op employment outside of the advertised postings by completing a guided job search process facilitated by the Centre for Career Education.

If a student has an outstanding commitment to an employer, then withdrawal from the co-op program will be granted on an exception basis and will take effect following the work term. If a student withdraws from an undergrad co-op program they will be subject to the following co-op fee payments:
    • If a student withdraws from co-op prior to the first Friday of classes of the semester following their first work term, no further co-op fees will be charged once the withdrawal has been processed.
    • If a student withdraws from co-op after the first Friday of classes of the semester following their first work term, they be liable for paying the co-op fee for the term in which they are dropping and one additional term.

In the interest of building solid partnerships with employers, student who have accepted a co-op employment offer (either by ranking a position in round 1 of the job competition or by accepting a position either verbally or in writing in later rounds) must honour that commitment. Therefore, once students have accepted an offer of employment for a work term, they will be considered registered in the appropriate work term course and must remain in the co-op program until they have completed their work term requirements. Failure to honour these commitments and/or to complete all work term requirements will lead to being required to withdraw from the co-op program and will result in a failing grade on his/her transcript for that work term.


Recommended courses (if any): Students who intend to take additional mathematics courses are advised to take MATH-1020 in first year. COMP-2120 is recommended. Students planning to pursue a minor in Business should seek advice from an academic advisor in the Odette School of Business in the first year. Students are invited to explore the Capstone Course Initiative offered by the Centre for Enterprise and Law to earn credit for the PHYS-4900 Research course.

All Co-op positions must be full-time, paid, related to the degree program and approved by the University. The process of securing a co-op position is competitive. Co-op students will apply for work opportunities as advertised by the Centre for Career Education using an Internet-based software program and employers will make interview and hiring decisions. Students are also encouraged to seek co-op employment outside of the advertised postings by completing a guided job search process facilitated by the Centre for Career Education.

Withdrawal from the co-op program will be granted on an exception basis only as it must be determined that the student has no outstanding commitments to employers. Students who wish to withdraw must meet with a Co-op Coordinator and complete a withdrawal form. However, the only time a student may withdraw from an undergraduate co-op program without further co-op fee payment implications is by the 1st Friday of classes after their first co-op work term. Students who withdraw from Co-operative Education at any other time will be liable for paying the co-op fee for the term in which they are dropping and one additional term. This will help offset the costs of developing another student for placement.

In the interest of building solid partnerships with employers, students who have accepted a co-op employment offer (either by ranking a position in round 1 of the job competition or by accepting a position either verbally or in writing in later rounds) must honour that commitment. Therefore, once students have accepted an offer of employment for a work term, they will be considered registered in the appropriate work term course and must remain in the co-op program until they have completed their work term requirements. Failure to honour these commitments and/or to complete all work term requirements will lead to being required to withdraw from the co-op program and will result in a failing grade on his/her transcript for that work term.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.


Honours Physics (Medical Physics)

Degree Requirements

Total courses: 40 (43 for co-op option)

(a) PHYS-1400, PHYS-1410, PHYS-1500, PHYS-2200, PHYS-2250, PHYS-2500, PHYS-3100, PHYS-3110, PHYS-3200, PHYS-3210, PHYS-3500, PHYS-3700, PHYS-4130, PHYS-4100, PHYS-4700, PHYS-4710 and two more courses in Physics at the 3XXX or 4XXX level.
(b) BIOL-1101, CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, CHEM-2300, CHEM-2400, BIOC-2010 or BIOC-2015, COMP-1400, COMP-1410, MATH-1250 (or MATH-1260), MATH-1720 (or MATH-1760), MATH-1730, MATH-2780, MATH-2790, MATH-3550, , GENG-2340.
(c) two of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
(d) five courses from any area.

For co-op option, in addition:
(e) three co-op terms: PHYS-2980, PHYS-3980, PHYS-4980, (oral and written reports required). Students must maintain major and cumulative averages of 65% or better to qualify for co-op placements.

All Co-op positions must be full-time, paid, related to the degree program and approved by the University. The process of securing a co-op position is competitive. Co-op students will apply for work opportunities as advertised by the Centre for Career Education using an Internet-based software program and employers will make interview and hiring decisions. Student are also encouraged to seek co-op employment outside of the advertised postings by completing a guided job search process facilitated by the Centre for Career Education.

If a student has an outstanding commitment to an employer, then withdrawal from the co-op program will be granted on an exception basis and will take effect following the work term. If a student withdraws from an undergrad co-op program they will be subject to the following co-op fee payments:
    • If a student withdraws from co-op prior to the first Friday of classes of the semester following their first work term, no further co-op fees will be charged once the withdrawal has been processed.
    • If a student withdraws from co-op after the first Friday of classes of the semester following their first work term, they be liable for paying the co-op fee for the term in which they are dropping and one additional term.

In the interest of building solid partnerships with employers, student who have accepted a co-op employment offer (either by ranking a position in round 1 of the job competition or by accepting a position either verbally or in writing in later rounds) must honour that commitment. Therefore, once students have accepted an offer of employment for a work term, they will be considered registered in the appropriate work term course and must remain in the co-op program until they have completed their work term requirements. Failure to honour these commitments and/or to complete all work term requirements will lead to being required to withdraw from the co-op program and will result in a failing grade on his/her transcript for that work term.


Recommended courses (if any): Students who intend to take additional mathematics courses are advised to take MATH-1020 in first year. COMP-2120 is recommended. COMP-3400 and ELEC-2170 or COMP-2650 are strongly recommended. Students planning to pursue health professions other than Medical Physics should seek advice from an academic advisor in the Department of Physics within the first year.

For medical school, four (4) courses are recommended that are classified as “writing intensive.” (PHYS-3980, PHYS-4980, PHYS-4900, and PHYS-4000 all contain intensive writing components.)

All Co-op positions must be full-time, paid, related to the degree program and approved by the University. The process of securing a co-op position is competitive. Co-op students will apply for work opportunities as advertised by the Centre for Career Education using an Internet-based software program and employers will make interview and hiring decisions. Students are also encouraged to seek co-op employment outside of the advertised postings by completing a guided job search process facilitated by the Centre for Career Education.

Withdrawal from the co-op program will be granted on an exception basis only as it must be determined that the student has no outstanding commitments to employers. Students who wish to withdraw must meet with a Co-op Coordinator and complete a withdrawal form. However, the only time a student may withdraw from an undergraduate co-op program without further co-op fee payment implications is by the 1st Friday of classes after their first co-op work term. Students who withdraw from Co-operative Education at any other time will be liable for paying the co-op fee for the term in which they are dropping and one additional term. This will help offset the costs of developing another student for placement.

In the interest of building solid partnerships with employers, students who have accepted a co-op employment offer (either by ranking a position in round 1 of the job competition or by accepting a position either verbally or in writing in later rounds) must honour that commitment. Therefore, once students have accepted an offer of employment for a work term, they will be considered registered in the appropriate work term course and must remain in the co-op program until they have completed their work term requirements. Failure to honour these commitments and/or to complete all work term requirements will lead to being required to withdraw from the co-op program and will result in a failing grade on his/her transcript for that work term.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.


Honours Physics (Medical Physics with Thesis)

Degree Requirements

Total courses: 40 (43 for co-op stream)

(a) PHYS-1400, PHYS-1410, PHYS-1500, PHYS-2200, PHYS-2250, PHYS-2500, PHYS-3100, PHYS-3110, PHYS-3200, PHYS-3210, PHYS-3500, PHYS-3700, PHYS-4900 (6.0 credits)**, PHYS-4130, PHYS-4100, PHYS-4700, PHYS-4710, plus two additional courses in Physics at the 3XXX or 4XXX level.
(b) BIOL-1101, CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, CHEM-2300, CHEM-2400, BIOC-2010 or BIOC-2015, COMP-1400, COMP-1410, MATH-1250 (or MATH-1260), MATH-1720 (or MATH-1760), MATH-1730, MATH-2780, MATH-2790, MATH-3550, GENG-2340.
(c) two of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
(d) three courses from any area.

**Only students who have maintained a major average of 70% and a cumulative average of 60% will be permitted to enrol in PHYS-4900.

For co-op option, in addition:
(e) three co-op terms: PHYS-2980, PHYS-3980, PHYS-4980, (oral and written reports required). Students must maintain major and cumulative averages of 65% or better to qualify for co-op placements.

All Co-op positions must be full-time, paid, related to the degree program and approved by the University. The process of securing a co-op position is competitive. Co-op students will apply for work opportunities as advertised by the Centre for Career Education using an Internet-based software program and employers will make interview and hiring decisions. Student are also encouraged to seek co-op employment outside of the advertised postings by completing a guided job search process facilitated by the Centre for Career Education.

If a student has an outstanding commitment to an employer, then withdrawal from the co-op program will be granted on an exception basis and will take effect following the work term. If a student withdraws from an undergrad co-op program they will be subject to the following co-op fee payments:
    • If a student withdraws from co-op prior to the first Friday of classes of the semester following their first work term, no further co-op fees will be charged once the withdrawal has been processed.
    • If a student withdraws from co-op after the first Friday of classes of the semester following their first work term, they be liable for paying the co-op fee for the term in which they are dropping and one additional term.

In the interest of building solid partnerships with employers, student who have accepted a co-op employment offer (either by ranking a position in round 1 of the job competition or by accepting a position either verbally or in writing in later rounds) must honour that commitment. Therefore, once students have accepted an offer of employment for a work term, they will be considered registered in the appropriate work term course and must remain in the co-op program until they have completed their work term requirements. Failure to honour these commitments and/or to complete all work term requirements will lead to being required to withdraw from the co-op program and will result in a failing grade on his/her transcript for that work term.


Recommended courses (if any): Students who intend to take additional mathematics courses are advised to take MATH-1020 in first year. COMP-2120 is recommended. COMP-3400 and ELEC-2170 or COMP-2650 are strongly recommended. Students planning to pursue health professions other than Medical Physics should seek advice from an academic advisor in the Department of Physics within the first year.

For medical school, four (4) courses are recommended that are classified as “writing intensive.” (PHYS-3980, PHYS-4980, PHYS-4900, and PHYS-4000 all contain intensive writing components.)

All Co-op positions must be full-time, paid, related to the degree program and approved by the University. The process of securing a co-op position is competitive. Co-op students will apply for work opportunities as advertised by the Centre for Career Education using an Internet-based software program and employers will make interview and hiring decisions. Students are also encouraged to seek co-op employment outside of the advertised postings by completing a guided job search process facilitated by the Centre for Career Education.

Withdrawal from the co-op program will be granted on an exception basis only as it must be determined that the student has no outstanding commitments to employers. Students who wish to withdraw must meet with a Co-op Coordinator and complete a withdrawal form. However, the only time a student may withdraw from an undergraduate co-op program without further co-op fee payment implications is by the 1st Friday of classes after their first co-op work term. Students who withdraw from Co-operative Education at any other time will be liable for paying the co-op fee for the term in which they are dropping and one additional term. This will help offset the costs of developing another student for placement.

In the interest of building solid partnerships with employers, students who have accepted a co-op employment offer (either by ranking a position in round 1 of the job competition or by accepting a position either verbally or in writing in later rounds) must honour that commitment. Therefore, once students have accepted an offer of employment for a work term, they will be considered registered in the appropriate work term course and must remain in the co-op program until they have completed their work term requirements. Failure to honour these commitments and/or to complete all work term requirements will lead to being required to withdraw from the co-op program and will result in a failing grade on his/her transcript for that work term.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.

Combined Honours Physics Programs

Degree Requirements

Total courses: forty.

(a) Physics: PHYS-1400, PHYS-1410, PHYS-1500, PHYS-2200, PHYS-2250, PHYS-2500, PHYS-3100, PHYS-3110, PHYS-3200, PHYS-3210, PHYS-3500, and two more Physics courses at the 3XXX or 4XXX level.
(b) Course requirements-Other Subject: courses used to calculate the major average in the other subject area, as prescribed by that area of study.
(c) CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, CHEM-2400, MATH-1250, MATH-1720, MATH-1730, MATH-2780, MATH-2790, MATH-3550
(d) any additional courses as determined by the second area of study;
(e) additional courses, if necessary, from any area of study, to a total of forty.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirements (a) and (b), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.

Minor in Physics

The minor in Physics consists of successfully completing each of: GENG-1110 or PHYS-1400, PHYS-1410, PHYS-1500, PHYS-2200, PHYS-2250, and PHYS-2500, and requires a minimum average of 60%.


Major and Minor Concentrations - Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science (IAS) - Physics

Major Concentration: PHYS-2200, PHYS-2250, PHYS-2500, PHYS-3200, PHYS-3500, PHYS-3210, PHYS-3100, PHYS-3110, MATH-2780, MATH-2790, MATH-3550, and one other Physics course at 3XXX or 4XXX level. (additional requirements: PHYS-1400, PHYS-1410, MATH-1720 and MATH-1730, and MATH-1250.

Minor Concentration: PHYS-2200, PHYS-2250, PHYS-2500, and three other Physics courses at the 3XXX or 4XXX level. (additional requirements: PHYS-1400, PHYS-1410, MATH-1250, MATH-1720, MATH-1730.)