If you're interested in physics at the undergraduate level, you have a number of options, including a Bachelor of Science (BSc) with a major in Physics or a BSc with Honours in Physics. We offer specializations in a number of physics sub-disciplines. Our Majors and Honours students can opt to complete one of nine physics streams where students select six courses in a given field of interest:
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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.
If you are looking for physics, atmospheric science and astronomy courses beyond the first year, but without math prerequisites past the 1000-level, consider "Physics Without All the Math”. This course can be used to obtain a minor in physics, which consists of six courses at the 2000-level or above.
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:
- Physics and Atmospheric Science
- Medical Physics
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:
- The Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science has a minimum GPA requirement of 3.7 for graduate program admissions. We recommend that applicants go over the application checklist and start the pre-application process to help you find a suitable supervisor before submitting a formal application package.
- View list of graduate course offerings
- Discover more about graduate studies at Dalhousie