Honours Physics (BSc)
The aim of this BSc program is to provide a broad foundation in physics with specific emphasis on electronics, photonics, and solid state physics. The program consists of 20 full-credit courses (or equivalent).
This schedule serves as a guide to the order that the courses may be taken. Students may follow a different schedule of their choice.
||Fall Term||Winter Term|
|Year 1||CP104 Introduction to Programming
MA110* Intro to Differential & Integral Calculus
(or MA103 Calculus I)
MA122 Introductory Linear Algebra
0.5 elective credit
CP114 Data Structures I (or CP164)
|Year 2||CH110 Fundamentals of Chemistry
MA201 Multivariable Calculus
MA205 Differential Equations I
PC200° Electronics Laboratory I
PC212 Electricity and Magnetism
| MA255 Continuous and Discrete Transforms
PC221 Analog Electronics
PC235 Classical Mechanics
PC242 Modern Physics
|Year 3||PC300° Electronics Laboratory II
PC321 Quantum Mechanics I
PC344 Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics
1.5 elective credits
| PC315 Intro to Scientific Computation
PC331 Quantum Mechanics II
PC360 Electromagnetic Theory
PC454 Solid State Physics
0.5 elective credit
|Year 4||2.5 elective credits||2.5 elective credits|
Program course changes (2015):
- The introductory computer science course sequence will change in 2015. For physics student, CP114 and CP164 will be treated as equivalent courses.
- The electronics lab course sequence will change in 2015. The two quarter credit courses PC200° and PC300° will be replaced with PC320 Physical Computing.
- Year 2 students should replace PC200°+PC300° with PC320 in either 2nd or 3rd year.
- Year 3 students who have taken PC200° should take PC300° in 2015 (last year the course is offered).
The electives must include at least three senior credits in Physics and at least one of these credits must be at the 400 level.
Program must include at least 9 and no more than 11 senior Physics credits.
For progression into the next year, and for graduation, the requirement will be a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.00 (C) calculated on the Physics courses and a minimum overall GPA of 5.00 (C).
Maximum of 7 100-level credits are allowed.
All courses listed are one-half credit, except for:
* 1 credit course
° 0.25 credit course