Regular and Co-op

In an honours degree in Physics, you will receive training in physics courses which emphasize problem solving and abstract thinking, making physics graduates very desirable employees in a wide variety of areas including education, finance, health, and journalism. These fundamental skills as well as training in practical subjects such as optics, computers, lasers, and electronics also make our physics graduates very desirable employees in high tech companies. During your studies at Guelph, you will experience excellent teaching from internationally recognized faculty. Guelph is known for its extensive support of first year students through learning groups, help rooms, and on-line materials for many courses in the sciences. In first year and beyond you will interact with award winning teachers fully committed to the quality of your education. In upper level courses, the class size is small allowing extensive interaction with your professors. Physics can be taken with a co-op option, giving you valuable industrial experience as your degree program progresses. In fourth year, you will have the option of enrolling in research courses (for credit) where, instead of the traditional classroom setting, you will be doing research with a professor working on a current research project. Upon completion of your degree, many career options will be available to you. For example, graduates from the physics program at Guelph have gone on to pursue such careers as a medical physicist at the BC Cancer Agency, director of materials technology at the National Research Council, or as a research scientist at the Canadian Centre for Remote Sensing.

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Information about what students have done with a Physics major can be found on the Career Services website.

A complete listing of all courses required for this major can be found in the Schedule of Studies and Co-op Schedule of Studies located in the Undergraduate Calendar.