Many biological and medical problems involve techniques and concepts of physics. Biological physics plays a vital role in human health while medical physics provides the background for clinical tools such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and CAT scans. Courses include Biophysics of Excitable Cells, Radioactivity and Radiation, and Clinical Applications of Physics, providing an excellent education for careers in clinical research and in health services. Find out more about our Biological and Medical Physics program.
Chemical Physics (B.Sc.)
For the benefit of hybrid learning, physics and chemistry are combined in this major, which includes classes in such areas as materials science and the quantum mechanical basis of molecular structure. Working in the laboratory with state-of the- art equipment, you will acquire the skills and knowledge of a variety of techniques, including x-ray diffraction and nuclear magnetic resonance. Find out more about our Chemical Physics program.
With an emphasis on laboratory practice, the honours major in physics covers the fundamentals of mechanics, electromagnetism, and quantum physics, preparing you for more specialized study in your senior years. In your final year, you will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty member performing cutting-edge research in a number of exciting fields of physics. Find out more about our Physics program.
Theoretical Physics (B.Sc.)
With more mathematics courses than a standard physics major, you will gain the advanced mathematical agility required to work in modern theoretical physics. Apply your special expertise to fields as diverse as black-hole structure calculations, theory of superconductivity, the physics of nuclei and neutron stars, or stock market analysis. Find out more about our Theoretical Physics program.
Chemistry and Physics provide novel tools for organizing atoms and molecules into nanostructures, and new insight into their unique properties; Biology provides inspiration as we attempt to understand Nature's nanotechnology; Mathematics helps tie these together with the common language of science. Nanoscience unites expertise in all these fields in order to discover, create and characterize new nanostructured materials. Find out more about our Nanoscience program.