University of Waterloo

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Program Information

School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Physical Sciences
Description:Apply to Physical Sciences and choose one of these eight majors starting in first year, most of which offer co-op as well as regular streams:



- Chemistry


- Earth Sciences


- Life Physics


- Materials and Nanosciences


- Mathematical Physics


- Medicinal Chemistry (co-op only)


- Physics


- Physics and Astronomy

URL:Physical Sciences at University of Waterloo
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $42,700
Careers:Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 83
Prerequisites:*

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 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Earth and Space Science  or  Grade12 Physics 

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including:

- English (ENG4U) (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

- Advanced Functions (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

- Calculus and Vectors (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

- Two of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Mathematics of Data Management, or Physics (Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and/or Physics are recommended)

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 75]

* 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 02, 2020

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