Minor in Physics

A Minor in Physics is available to students pursuing a program of study in in Mathematics (BA/BSc) and Computer Science (BA/BSc). The interested students from other disciplines need to speak directly with the course instructor.  Students will need to achieve a minimum 60% average in the 18 credits presented for the Minor.

PHYS 1006: Mechanics
PHYS 1007: Mechanical Wave, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
PHYS 2006: Electromagnetism
PHYS 2007: Optics and Introduction to Modern Physics
PHYS 3006: An Introduction to Quantum Physics (New*)
PHYS 3007: Computational Physics (New*)

Minor in Physics Course Rotation: In order to make the required courses available without increasing the total number of courses taught every year the following course schedule is proposed:

Every year: PHYS 1006 (F) PHYS 1007 (W)
Odd years: PHYS 2006 (F) PHYS 3007 (W)
Even Years: PHYS 2007 (F) PHYS 3006 (W)

This schedule will allow a student to easily complete the necessary courses for a minor in Physics over the course of a three or four-year degree. The second-year courses cover different material and neither is a prerequisite for the other allowing them to be completed in any order, and the 2nd and 3rd year courses are paired so that the 2nd year course offered in the fall provides sufficient preparation for the 3rd year course offered in the winter term.

Ideally students would complete the PHYS 1006 and 1007 courses in their first year, then either 2006 or 2007 in their second year. In the third year, they would then take the remaining 2nd year course and their first 3rd year course. They would then take the remaining 3rd year course in their fourth year. Alternatively, students wanting to complete the minor in three years could take the offered 2nd and 3rd year courses in their second year, and then the remaining courses in their final year.

We also offer the following course for non-science students:

GSCI 1010 Contemporary Physical Science: General Science Courses