X. Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Theoretical Physics (THPY)
Department of Physics, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Students may enter this major in Semester 1 or any semester thereafter. A student wishing to declare the major may wish to consult the Faculty Advisor. Since some of the required courses are not offered every semester, students entering the Major in Theoretical Physics should plan their program in consultation with the Faculty Advisor.
Major (Honours Program)
This major requires the completion of 20.00 credits. At least 1.00 of these credits must be obtained from the completion of Liberal Education electives.
Semester 1
CHEM*1040  [0.50]  General Chemistry I  
CIS*1300  [0.50]  Programming  
IPS*1500  [1.00]  Integrated Mathematics and Physics I  
One of:  


Students who are lacking one 4U /grade 12 course in Biology, Chemistry or Physics must take the equivalent introductory course in first semester. The required firstyear science courses in that subject should be completed according to the revised schedule of studies available at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/bsc/revised_SS 
Semester 2
CHEM*1050  [0.50]  General Chemistry II  
IPS*1510  [1.00]  Integrated Mathematics and Physics II  
MATH*1160  [0.50]  Linear Algebra I  
One of:  


Note: students who have taken physics courses other than IPS*1500 or PHYS*1080 in Semester 1 and IPS*1510 or PHYS*1010 in Semester 2, may proceed to semester 3 with the permission of the Department of Physics 
Semester 3
Semester 4
Semester 5
Semester 6
Semester 7
Semester 8
*Restricted Electives
Students must complete 2.00 credits from the following list:
CIS*2500  [0.50]  Intermediate Programming 
MATH*2000  [0.50]  Proofs, Sets, and Numbers 
MATH*2130  [0.50]  Numerical Methods 
MATH*3100  [0.50]  Differential Equations II 
MATH*3130  [0.50]  Abstract Algebra 
MATH*3160  [0.50]  Linear Algebra II 
MATH*3200  [0.50]  Real Analysis 
MATH*3240  [0.50]  Operations Research 
Credit Summary (20.00 Total Credits)
5.00  First year science credits
11.00  Required science courses semesters 3 – 8
2.00  Restricted electives
1.00  Liberal Education electives
1.00  Free electives  any approved elective for B.Sc. students. , could be less if restricted electives do not count as science
Of the total credits required, students are required to complete 16.00 credits in science of which 2.00 credits must be at the 4000 level and an additional 4.00 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.