McGill University

Liberal Program in Physics

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Program Information

School:McGill University
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Physics, General
Description:Physics is in many ways the parent of the other natural sciences and its discoveries and laws continually affect their development. The subfields of physics such as mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, atomic physics, and quantum mechanics, to mention but a few, permeate all other scientific disciplines.

The 18-credit Minor permits no overlap with any other programs. It contains no Mathematics courses, although many of the courses in it have Math pre- or corequisites. It will, therefore, be particularly appropriate to students in Mathematics, but it is also available to any Science student with the appropriate mathematical background.The Honours program is highly specialized and the courses are very demanding and is appropriate for students who wish to make an in-depth study of the subject in preparation for graduate work and an academic or professional career in physics. The Major program, on the other hand, offers a broad training in classical and modern physics and yet leaves room for the student to take a meaningful sequence of courses in other areas. It is intended primarily for students who wish to pursue careers in fields for which physics provides a basis. However, this program also provides a preparation for graduate studies.
URL:Liberal Program in Physics at McGill University
Length:3 Year(s)
Scholarships:17
Careers:Physicists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*92
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Fran├žais  or  Grade12 English 

Applicants must have Biology - NYA (00UK); Chemistry - NYA, NYB (00UL, 00UM); Mathematics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UN, 00UP, 00UQ); Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UR, 00US, 00UT).

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90]

* 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 17, 2021