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Physics

  • Physics Co-op
  • Physics with Thesis Co-op
  • Physics (Physics and High Technology) Co-op
  • Physics (Physics and High Technology) with Thesis Co-op
  • Physics (Medical Physics) Co-op
  • Physics (Medical Physics) with Thesis Co-op
  • Interdisciplinary Arts and Science Co-op
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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

Co-op Available

Learn how the universe works—from the fundamental forces of nature to their effects on matter and the environment around us. This program will ready you for leadership positions in both academic and industrial research in the Canadian hightechnology industry. It may be taken with or without a thesis option.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, MHF4U, and SPH4U required. MCV4U strongly recommended. SCH4U recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding MDM4U.

75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 U or M courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended. Grade 12 Chemistry recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended. Grade 12 Chemistry recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, Physics. Calculus strongly recommended. Chemistry recommended. A minimum 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses.

75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Co-op Available

This program is for you if you’re interested in applying your physics training to the high-tech needs of society or if you’re fascinated by science and technology but don’t necessarily want to pursue a career as a scientist. It may be taken with or without a thesis option.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, MHF4U, and SPH4U required. MCV4U strongly recommended. SCH4U recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding MDM4U.

75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 U or M courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended. Grade 12 Chemistry recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended. Grade 12 Chemistry recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, Physics. Calculus strongly recommended. Chemistry recommended. A minimum 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses.

75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Co-op Available

Learn about the application of physics’ theories and technologies to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the human body, particularly cancer. This will prepare you for further studies in medical physics, a career as a certified medical physicist, or medical school.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, MHF4U, and SPH4U required. MCV4U strongly recommended. SCH4U recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding MDM4U.

75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 U or M courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended. Grade 12 Chemistry recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended. Grade 12 Chemistry recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, Physics. Calculus strongly recommended. Chemistry recommended. A minimum 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses.

75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U required. MCV4U strongly recommended.

80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 U or M courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Functional Knowledge

  • Understanding the various properties, states, structures, and behaviours of matter to a high level
  • Performing quantitative analyses involving mathematics and applied science and physics
  • Applying computer analysis methods and algorithms
  • Developing complex theoretical models to analyze specific behaviours and interactions
  • Operating advanced scientific laboratory equipment and instruments
  • Planning, conducting, recording, and presenting scientific research to a high degree of competency

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Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

Let's Talk About Physics

We’re here to help you along the way. Contact us to learn more about our program options.

Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


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Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

Melissa Mathers

“The courses and extracurricular service learning opportunities that I had access to at the University of Windsor gave me the experience and skills I needed to work in national and international collaborations immediately upon graduation.”

Melissa Mathers –
BSc (Honours) in Physics with Minor in Computer Science and Math [2015]

100%

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion
(OUGS Physical Sciences, 2014)

Common Industries for Physics Graduates

  • Academia
  • Education: Curriculum design, teaching
  • Electronics/electrical/aerospace manufacturing
  • Energy industry/utilities
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Industry: Consultation, product development/testing
  • Meteorology/climatology
  • Telecommunications
  • Physical science industries

Career Tracks*

  • Actuary
  • Astronomer
  • Audiologist
  • CAD technician
  • Chemical physicist
  • Computer programmer
  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Engineer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial analyst
  • Geophysicist
  • Hydrologist
  • Lab technician
  • Lawyer
  • Medical physicist
  • Meteorologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Optometrist
  • Professor
  • Radiation therapist
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Research scientist
  • Robotics technician
  • Science journalist
  • Software developer
  • Teacher
  • X-Ray technician
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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