Theoretical Physics Major

Theoretical Physics (THPY)

Admission Requirements

A Mathematical Approach to Physics

 Build Skills in Physics Problem Solving 

Theoretical physics is a more mathematically-oriented approach to physics that develops mathematical skills in studying topics like black holes, the internal structure of protons and neutrons, and high-temperature superconductivity.

 Gain Exceptional Lab Experience

Theoretical Physics students graduate with exceptional laboratory experience and a high rate of student award reception and authoring/co-authoring papers in respected physics research journals.

 Learn From Physics Experts

The Theoretical Physics degree at the University of Guelph has small class sizes to support student learning from internationally renowned, award-winning faculty and researchers.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Theoretical Physics?

Graduates from the University of Guelph Theoretical Physics program have honed mathematical skillsets to prepare them for traditional careers in physics or embark on careers requiring strong mathematics foundations, in industry, government, and academia.

Here are just a few careers our graduates have successfully pursued:

  • Cosmologist
  • Financial modelling consultant
  • Quantum computer researcher
  • Stock Market Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • IT Consultant
  • Financial Modelling Consultant
  • Quantum Computer Researcher

Why Theoretical Physics?

With an emphasis on mathematical foundations early on, students gain the mathematical agility required to work in modern theoretical physics. Apply special expertise to a wide range of fields such as black hole structure calculations to stock market analysis.

Students in the THPY program may also be interested in studying Physical Science, Physics, or other majors.

THPY Course Calendar


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