University of Waterloo

Physics and Astronomy

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Program Information

School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Astronomy
Physics, General
Description:Do you look up at night and dream of distant galaxies? Do you wonder about the origin of the universe? Explore your curiosity with a Physics and Astronomy degree from Waterloo. Complement your foundational studies in physics and math with courses in astronomy. Interested in research? Waterloo's new Centre for Astrophysics hosts aspiring young researchers and students, helping them to unlock the mysteries of the universe. Researchers will collaborate with some of the top astrophysics agencies in the world on a variety of research projects.
URL:Physics and Astronomy at University of Waterloo
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,000
International: $44,000
Careers:PhysicistsAstronomers

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 (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Earth and Space Science 

  • A minimum final grade of 70% is required in the English and math classes.
  • Ontario students need six Grade 12 U and/or M courses.

Application Notes : Not an Ontario high school student?

We'll accept equivalent courses from other provinces and systems of study. Visit Waterloo's website to view the specific requirements for your province or country.

If your first language is not English, please refer to our English language requirements and eligible tests.

* 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 08, 2021

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