Dalhousie University

Physics and Atmospheric Sciences (BSc or BA)

Program Information

School:Dalhousie University
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Field of Study:Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Physics, General
Description:How does the world work? What are the rules that govern how things happen? These are the questions that intrigue physicists who try to explain the great diversity of nature with the fewest and simplest hypotheses. They discover that there are underlying similarities between things that look very different on the surface. Good physicists have the imagination to see these similarities, coupled with the understanding of the fundamentals of their science to determine the rules that govern the universe. Our programs are designed to allow you to learn physics in a systematic manner and understand how physics applies to the world around us.

The 120 credit hour Major is suited to students who want to focus on Physics, but wish to have a program that is somewhat less constrained than the Honours program. Physics Majors complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in Physics courses past the 1000 level as listed below. Research and other experiential learning opportunities are available through laboratories, special topics and experiential classes.

URL:Physics and Atmospheric Sciences (BSc or BA) at Dalhousie University
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $19,457

Cost per year is based on the 2017-2018 academic year and includes the cost of tuition and incidental fees.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus 

Applicants are required to have: English 12; Pre-Calculus Math 12; and three other acceptable university-preparatory courses at the grade 12 level. Minimum final grades: English, Math - 65%; other subjects - 60%; overall average - 75%. It is recommended that students take two science subjects.

* 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 September 15, 2017