Acadia University

Physics (BSc)

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Program Information

School:Acadia University
Faculty:Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Physics, General
Description:Acadia’s physics program is the study of the interrelationships and interactions which are fundamental to understanding how the world works. By understanding these principles, physics graduates have traditionally developed new concepts and new technologies that have enabled them to easily move across disciplines to tackle real-world problems in many fields. After the first year of study, paid student positions are available as help centre tutors and as lab assistants. Following the second and third years, numerous opportunities exist for paid summer research projects, either locally or at an international research facility, like CERN, that may form part of an undergraduate thesis. Group work, teaching in labs or the help centre, student class presentations, summer research, and participation in conferences all contribute to your acquisition of the necessary research and communication skills to pursue graduate studies or secure employment.

Acadia’s Department of Physics fosters a sense of community and our faculty take great pride in our undergraduate students. Our program is based on creating an environment that is committed to your success, and our dedicated faculty members are consistently acknowledged for outstanding teaching. Interdisciplinary and combined degrees are common and encouraged within the Faculty of Science and are possible across all faculties. The most common such complement to physics is mathematics.
URL:Physics (BSc) at Acadia University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $16,380

Cost per year is based on the 2017-2018 academic year (tuition only).

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70

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

  •  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have English 12 or English 12: African heritage, and four additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced courses, including: Precalculus 12. Physics 12 recommended. Minimum overall average of 70%.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90]
Application Notes : Since English is the language of instruction at Acadia University, candidates must be able to communicate competently in English both orally and in writing, and students whose first language is not English may be required to present the result of the TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL or PTE Academic. Acadia's English requirements are as follows: TOEFL - 90 IBT with no subtest score below 20; IELTS - 6.5 with no subtest score below 6.0; CAEL - 70 with no subtest score below 60; PTE Academic - 61 with no subtest score below 60; Cambridge English: Advanced - 176 with no subtest score below 169; or MELAB - 80.

* 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 August 02, 2018