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 offered in:

As an MSc or PhD student, you will have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment, including materials growth and characterization facilities, high-power computer clusters, atmospheric observational technologies, and medical imaging facilities. You can choose from among several major areas of research:

  • Novel Materials
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Biological Physics
  • Applied Physics
  • Medical Physics

Our knowledgeable faculty and staff provide graduate students with an environment in which ideas and research facilities are shared amongst groups. To further enhance your learning experience, we offer seminars to graduate students featuring a wide variety of scientists and rearchers from around the world.

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.

For more information about the Medical Physics program, please contact Dr. James Robar, Chief of Medical Physics, Capital Health.

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