Undergraduate programs

If you're interested in Physics at the undergraduate level, you have a number of options, including a three-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) with a major in Physics or a four-year BSc with Honours in Physics. Find out more about Dal's undergraduate programs in Physics and Atmospheric Science.

If you find Atmospheric Science appealing, you can choose to take classes with subjects focused on this area during your BSc. As well, you might consider doing the Diploma in Meteorology (DMet), which can be completed as part of a four-year BSc in Physics, or following the completion of a bachelor's degree in any science, math or other quantitative-based program.

Graduate programs

Dalhousie's Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science prides itself on providing graduate students with cutting-edge, world-class research opportunties in a collegial environment.

Graduate programs are thesis based training at both the M.Sc. (Master of Science) and Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) levels.

Students are eligible to enroll:

Please consult our research pages for more information about programs, research strengths and opportunities.

Many of our faculty are members of the Clean Technologies Research Institute (CTRI) at Dal, providing you with access to additional world-class equipment and opportunities for interdisciplinary research - right here on campus.

More information about the Graduate Program in our Department:


Have questions about becoming a graduate student in Physics and Atmospheric Science? Contact Tanya Timmins