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University of Calgary Calendar 2019-2020 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 - Physics 227 and 229

3 units - Mathematics 211 or 213

3 units - Mathematics 265 or 275 or 2491

3 units - Mathematics 277, or Mathematics 2671

3 units - Computer Science 217 or Data Science 211

3 units – Chemistry 201 or 209 or 211 or Biology 241

3 units – Chemistry 203 or 213 or Biology 205 or Computer Science 219 or Astrophysics 305

39 units - Physics 341, 343, 355, 375, 381, 397, 443, 449, 455, 457, 497, 501, and 599 or 598

3 units - 400- or 500-level Physics option

3 units - Mathematics 311 or 313

6 units – Mathematics 367 and 376; or Mathematics 375 and 377

3 units – Physics 435 or Mathematics 433

18 units - 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, at least 6 units must be from the Faculty of Arts. Science 311 may be counted among the 18 units from other faculties.

6 units - Science options

18 units - Options

1The recommended sequence for Mathematics courses in Physics and Astronomy is Mathematics 265, 267, 376 and 367.

Notes:

  • Students can a) have obtained an "A-" or better in Physics 211/221 or b) have completed both Physics 211/221 and Physics 321 in order to satisfy their program requirement of Physics 227. Students who have completed either of these options must visit the Undergraduate Science Centre (EEEL 445) to have this substitution applied to their student record.
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 - Physics 227 and 229

3 units - Computer Science 217 or Data Science 211

3 units – Chemistry 201 or 209 or 211 or Biology 241

3 units – Chemistry 203 or 213 or Biology 205 or Computer Science 219 or Astrophysics 305

3 units - Mathematics 211 or 213

3 units - Mathematics 2651 or 275 or 249

3 units - Mathematics 2671 or 277

3 units - Mathematics 311 or 313

6 units – Mathematics 3671 and 3761; or Mathematics 375 and 377

3 units – Physics 435 or Mathematics 433

54 units - Physics 341, 343, 355, 375, 381, 397, 443, 449, 451, 455, 457, 481, 497, 501, 543, 597 and 598

18 units - 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, at least 6 units must be from the Faculty of Arts. Science 311 may be counted among the 18 units from other faculties.

3 units - Science option

9 units - Options

1The recommended sequence for Mathematics courses in Physics and Astronomy is Mathematics 265, 267, 376, and 367.

Notes:

  • Students can a) have obtained an "A-" or better in Physics 211/221 or b) have completed both Physics 211/221 and Physics 321 in order to satisfy their program requirement of Physics 227. Students who have completed either of these options must visit the Undergraduate Science Centre (EEEL 445) to have this substitution applied to their student record.
Suggested Program Sequences

(a) Major Program

First Year

 

Physics 227

Physics 229

Mathematics 211 or 213

Computer Science 217 or Data Science 211

Mathematics 265

Mathematics 267

Chemistry 201 or 209 or 211 or Biology 241

Chemistry 203 or 213 or Biology 205 or Computer Science 219 or Option (if taking Astrophysics 305 in second year)

Non-science option

Non-science option

Second Year

 

Physics 341

Physics 355

Physics 397 or Astrophysics 305

Physics 343

Mathematics 311 or 313

Physics 381

Mathematics 376

Mathematics 367

Physics 375

Non-science option

Third Year

 

Physics 449

Physics 443

Physics 455

Physics 457

Physics 435

Physics 497

Physics 397 (if not taken in second year) or option

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

Physics 435

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
  • 6 units Physics 211 or 221 or 227; and Physics 223 or 229
  • 24 units at the 300 level or higher in the Field of Physics
  • Mathematics prerequisites as needed