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Bachelor's Degree Programs

Physics

Programs in physics at the University of Regina encompass the study of pure and applied physics, and medical physics.

Studying Physics at the University of Regina

The Department of Physics at the University of Regina offers programs leading to the B.Sc. and B.Sc. Honours degrees in Pure and Applied/Industrial Physics, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Experimental and Theoretical Subatomic Physics. Co-operative Education programs with local industry play an important role in our undergraduate degree programs.

Faculty members and graduate students pursue their research locally, and at locations elsewhere in Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan.

The University is a member of the TRIUMF subatomic physics laboratory in Vancouver, and has a close relationship with the Jefferson Laboratory in Newport News, Virginia, USA. As of January 1, 2010, the University became a member of the Southeastern Universities Research Association. This honour was in recognition of two decades of productive research by U of R physicists at Jefferson Lab.

Research

Our programs offer experiential learning in the classroom and lab. Our students spend time at TRIUMF and the Jefferson Lab, gaining experience with large, experimental physics facilities. Undergraduates have the opportunity to do their own, independent research projects, learning alongside graduate students and experienced faculty, while our graduate students can build their skills working closely with supervisors who will guide and support their growth as researchers.

Sample courses

  • Astronomy
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Atomic Physics
  • Health Physics
  • From Quarks to the Cosmos
  • Physics of Energy and the Environment
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics

Physics Meet Your Faculty

Scholarships

The Faculty of Science has a number of entrance and continuing scholarships available to students at all levels of study.  Recognizing the financial challenges facing many students, we also have a large number of bursaries available to support students as they progress through their studies.  A select number of these scholarships are listed below.

Entrance Scholarships

  • Science 10th Anniversary Entrance Scholarship
  • UR Scholars Entrance Scholarship (graduate students only)

Academic Achievement Scholarships

  • Dean of Science Scholarly Achievement Award
  • Faculty of Science Indigenous Scholar Award
  • Stantec Equity & Diversity Scholarship
  • June and Jack Krogan Women in Science Scholarship

Graduation Scholarships

  • Dean’s Medal
  • University Prize in Science

Student Awards & Financial Aid Scholarships, bursaries, and more

Quick Facts

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physics BSc Honours in Physics BSc in Applied Physics Bachelor of Medical Radiation Technology Master of Science (MSc) Doctor Philosophy (PhD)
Length: BSc: 4 years MSc: 2 years PhD: 4 - 6 years
Location: University of Regina Campion College First Nations University of Canada Luther College
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What Can You Do With a Physics Degree?

Here are some of the careers you can look forward to with your Bachelor of Science degree in Physics.

To explore minors that may be available in this program area, please visit the Academic Calendar or meet with your faculty advisor in the Academic Advising Office after you are admitted.

  • Aeronautics & space industries
  • Health/Medical physicist
  • Quality assurance
  • Research physicist
  • Astronomer
  • Biophysicist
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