Carleton University offers a complete set of undergraduate BSc. Honours programs in Physics including degrees in Applied Physics and in Physics with the choice of either Experimental or Theory streams as well as joint programs with Math, Chemistry and Biology.

The Major program in Physics allows a student to take a minor in another subject area such as computer science or business. In addition, the Physics Department offers an Engineering Physics B.Eng. program in collaboration with Electronics Engineering.

A degree in physics can lead to careers such as employment in the high tech sector, working as a medical physicist helping to plan patient treatment in a clinical setting, developing emerging technologies such as photonics and nanotechnology as well as continuing postgraduate studies in areas as diverse as astrophysics, elementary particle physics, and medical physics, to name a few.

Program Information

NOTE:  Students who enter in Fall 2014 with second year status having received transfer credit for PHYS 1001 + 1002 and MATH 1004 + 1005 + 1104 or equivalents, please refer to the revised calendar change below.

Physics - Experimental stream:
-Remove PHYS 2305 and PHYS 2401 from item A2, which becomes 1.0 credit (was 2.0 credits)
-Item A7 becomes 1.0 credit (was 0.5) in 3000-level or above PHYS, COMP, ELEC, MATH and/or STAT
-New item A8, 0.5 credit in PHYS at the 3000-level or above

Physics - Theory stream:
- Remove PHYS 2305 and PHYS 2401 from item A2, which becomes 1.0 credit (was 2.0 credits)
- Item A6 becomes 1.5 credit (was 1.0) in PHYS, COMP, MATH and/or STAT at the 3000-level or above
- New item A7, 0.5 credit in PHYS at the 3000-level or above

Physics BSc Major:
- Remove PHYS 2305 and PHYS 2401 from item A2, which becomes 1.0 credit (was 2.0 credits)
- Add PHYS 4409 to item A4, which becomes 2.5 credits (was 2.0)
- 0.5 credit will need to be added to section A of the audit (to be discussed with Advisor)

Applied Physics:
- Remove PHYS 2305 and PHYS 2401 from item A2, which becomes 1.0 credit (was 2.0 credits)
- Add PHYS 4409 to item A5, which becomes 4.5 credits (was 4.0 credits)
- Item A7 becomes 1.0 credit (was 0.5 credit) from ELEC 3509, ELEC 3908, COMP at the 3000-level, and/or PHYS and the 4000-level

Math & Physics:
- Remove PHYS 2305 and PHYS 2401 from item A5, which becomes 1.0 credit (was 2.0 credits)
- Add PHYS 3606 to item A6, which becomes 4.0 credits (was 3.5), and remove PHYS 3606 from item A7
- New item B13, 0.5 credit in free electives

Biology & Physics:
- Remove PHYS 2305 and PHYS 2401 from item A2, which becomes 1.0 credit (was 2.0 credits)
- Add PHYS 3308 and PHYS 4409 to item A3, which becomes 3.0 credits (was 2.0), and remove PHYS 3308 and PHYS 4409 from item A4

Chemistry & Physics:
- Remove PHYS 2305 from item A2, which becomes 2.5 credits (was 3.0 credits)
- Item A4 becomes 1.0 credit (was 0.5 credit) in PHYS at the 4000-level

 Minor in Physics: no change