The Department of Physics offers the following academic programs:


Properties and behaviour of matter and energy; origin, evolution and structure of the universe; fundamental laws of nature; mechanics, waves and optics; electricity and magnetism; heat and thermodynamics; health physics; atomic and nuclear physics; quantum mechanics and relativity (e.g., gravitation, black holes & cosmology); solid state physics; research methods and data analysis using specialized electronic and computer equipment.   


Apply principles of physics and mathematics to understand and solve problems in different fields (e.g., aerospace, health, mining, technology); design and perform experiments with specialized equipment (e.g., lasers and spectrometers); think analytically and creatively; write precise technical reports.

Sample Courses
Heat and Thermodynamics, From Quarks to the Cosmos, Atomic Physics, Health Physics.

Examples of Career Fields and Occupations

  • Aeronautics & Space Industries (e.g., flight simulator)
  • Applied Mathematics (e.g., data analysis: business, finance, health)
  • Astronomer
  • Astrophysicist
  • Biophysics (e.g., biotechnology, environment, pharmaceuticals)
  • Computers/Information Technology (e.g., analyst, programmer)
  • Design Development (e.g., buildings, electronics, TV, vehicles)
  • Geophysicist (e.g., exploration, mining, petroleum, water, weather)
  • Health Physicist (e.g., radiation safety in hospitals, labs, mines, reactors)
  • Industrial Physicist (e.g., computer simulation, instrumentation, film)
  • Management/Administration
  • Medical Physicist (e.g., radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging)
  • Laser Technician
  • Meteorology
  • Nanotechnology (e.g., microchips, metallurgy)
  • National Defense
  • Physicist
  • Planetariums
  • Quality Assurance
  • Remote Sensing
  • Research
  • Science Museums
  • Science Writer
  • Synchrotron Research
  • Telecommunications
  • Teacher/Professor
  • X-Ray Crystallographer

For Further information please see the Department of  Physics