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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Science 4. Program Details 4.7 Physics and Astronomy 4.7.1 Programs in Physics
4.7.1 Programs in Physics
Courses constituting the field of Physics
Required Courses - Major Program

See also Section 3 (Faculty Regulations), Subsections 3.4A (Program Requirements - Major Programs) and 3.5B (Course Selection - Introductory Courses).

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Physics 227 and 255

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 211 or 213

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 275 or 249 or 2651

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 277, or Mathematics 2671 and 177

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Chemistry 201 or 211 and one of Chemistry 203 or 213 or Biology 241 or Astrophysics 305

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Computer Science 217

39 units (6.5 full-course equivalents) - Physics 325, 341, 343, 375, 381, 397, 443, 449, 455, 457, 497, 501, and 599 or 598

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - 400- or 500-level Physics option

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 311 or 313

9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) - Mathematics 375 or 376 or Applied Mathematics 311; and Mathematics 377 or 367; and Applied Mathematics 433 or Mathematics 433

18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) - Breadth Requirement: Options from faculties other than the Faculty of Science (check Table I in 3.4 Program Requirements for ineligible courses). Of these 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents), at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) must be from the Faculty of Arts. Science 311 may be counted among the 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) from other faculties.

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Science options

18 units (3.0 full-course equivalent) - Options

1The recommended sequence for Mathematics courses in Physics and Astronomy is Mathematics 275 and 277. Students who complete Mathematics 267 will have to take a Block Week class for it to be equivalent to Mathematics 277.

Notes:

Required courses - Honours Program

See also Section 3 (Faculty Regulations), Subsections 3.4C (Program Requirements - Honours Degree Programs) and 3.5B (Course Selection - Introductory Courses).

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Physics 227 and 255

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 211 or 213

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 275 or 249 or 2651

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 277, or Mathematics 2671 and 177

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Chemistry 201 or 211 and one of Chemistry 203 or 213 or Biology 241 or Astrophysics 305

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Computer Science 217

42 units (7.0 full-course equivalents) - Physics 325, 341, 343, 375, 381, 397, 443, 449, 451, 455, 457, 481, 497, 501, 543, 597 and 598

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Mathematics 311 or 313

9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) - Mathematics 375 or 376 or Applied Mathematics 311; and Mathematics 377 or 367; and Applied Mathematics 433 or Mathematics 433

18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) - Breadth Requirement: Options from faculties other than the Faculty of Science (check Table I in 3.4 Program Requirements for ineligible courses). Of these 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents), at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) must be from the Faculty of Arts. Science 311 may be counted among the 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) from other faculties.

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Science option

9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) - Options

1The recommended sequence for Mathematics courses in Physics and Astronomy is Mathematics 275 and 277. Students who complete Mathematics 267 will have to take a Block Week class for it to be equivalent to Mathematics 277.

Notes:

Recommendations

It is strongly recommended that Mathematics 275 be taken in preference to Mathematics 249 or 265.

Suggested Program Sequences

(a) Major Program

First Year

 

Physics 227

Physics 255

Mathematics 211 or 213

Computer Science 217

Mathematics 275

Mathematics 277

Chemistry 201

Chemistry 203 or Biology 241 or 243 or Option (if taking Astrophysics 305 in second year)

Non-science option

Non-science option

Second Year

 

Physics 341

Physics 325

Physics 397 or Astrophysics 305

Physics 343

Mathematics 311 or 313

Physics 381

Mathematics 375

Mathematics 377

Physics 375

Non-science option

Third Year

 

Physics 449

Physics 443

Physics 455

Physics 457

Mathematics 433

Physics 497

Physics 397 (if not taken in second year)

Option

Non-science option

Non-science option

Fourth Year

 

Physics 599 (Physics 598 may be taken instead)

Physics 501

400- or 500-level Physics option

Option

Science option

Science option

Option

Option

Non-science option

Option

(b) Honours Program

First and Second Years

Same as for the Physics Major program

 

Third Year

 

Physics 449

Physics 451

Physics 455

Physics 457

Physics 481

Physics 497

Mathematics 433

Physics 443

Non-science option

Non-science option

Fourth Year

 

Physics 598

Physics 598

Physics 543

Physics 501

Physics 597

Option 

Science option

Science option

Non-science option

Option

Minor in Physics
  • Physics 211 or 221 or 227; and Physics 223 or 255
  • 24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents) at the 300 level or higher in the Field of Physics
  • Mathematics prerequisites as needed