Physics

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

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What you will learn in this program

Physicists ask questions such as: How is matter converted into energy? What forces keep planets in orbit? How do quarks decay?

Physics is the study of laws that govern the behaviour and interaction of energy and matter. Physicists seek to understand the ways that matter and energy interact through experiment, observation and mathematical models. Physical interactions are fundamental to many phenomena in Nature and form the basis of our understanding of the universe. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur while actively working on problems in class, during tutorials, and in the laboratory. This degree will provide you with a strong foundation in applied mathematics, chemistry, physics, advanced physics and applied physics.

Career opportunities

​Physicists have global opportunities to work in areas such as aerodynamics, technological design, medical physics, and more. A degree in Physics can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or architecture.

Courses you'll take:

Calculus for Engineers and Scientists, Electromagnetic Theory I, Energy Flow in Biological Systems, Linear Methods I, ​Classical Physics

Admission requirements and information

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​The UCalgary campus is really quite beautiful on cold winter nights, and fun to skate around in the summer. The mathematics and physics and astronomy departments are conducting world-class research, with valuable international research opportunities. For me, I initially chose UCalgary because it was close to home, but with all the cool research being conducted on quantum information, geometry and space, the drum circles, and being right beside the Rockies too – I had to!

​Alex C., physics student

Did you know? You can earn two degrees in five years. Learn more about combined degree program options.

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Join our community in fall 2018

We'll be accepting applications to attend the University of Calgary in fall 2018 starting on Sunday, October 1, 2017. You'll be able to submit an application until Thursday, March 1, 2018. Check out our student experience page to find out more about what life is like on campus or consider visiting campus for a tour led by one of our current students.

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Faculty Information

Faculty of Science
Biological Sciences, Room 570
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
403.220.5516