University of Waterloo


Program Information

School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Physics, General
Description:Classical Physics includes topics that you may have already studied at an elementary level, such as mechanics, heat, light, electricity, and magnetism. Modern physics includes the study of the structure and properties of matter, such as fundamental particle physics, atomic physics, spectroscopy, and solid state physics; biophysics, in which physical measurements are applied in biology; and astrophysics which is considered a branch of astronomy.

Students can choose a specialization in Applied Physics, Astrophysics, Biophysics, Chemical Physics, Mathematical Physics, or Quantum Computing.
URL:Physics at University of Waterloo
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,188

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 

Two of the following are required: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Mathematics of Data Management, or Physics. Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and Physics are particularly recommended.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 27, 2012

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