Undergraduate Programs

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:

Computational Physics
Environmental Physics
Materials Physics
Applied Materials
Theoretical Physics
Leadership in Physics

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.

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 us at: Physics@Dal.Ca 
PLEASE NOTE: Only successful applicants to our graduate program will be notified.