# Theoretical Physics (THPY)

## 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.

* *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.

The course calendar for Fall 2025 entry to Theoretical Physics will be available later in 2024/25.

## Careers 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
- Stock Market Analyst
- Risk Analyst
- IT Consultant
- Financial Modelling Consultant
- Quantum Computer Researcher

## Discover More Options

Students in Theoretical Physics may also be interested in Physical Science, Physics, or other majors.

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