X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Physics (Co-op) (PHYS:C)

Department of Physics, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Students must follow the academic work sequence for their program and meet all co-op requirements to be eligible to graduate with co-op certification. For more information on co-operative education policies see the Co-operative Education & Career Services website at: https://www.recruitguelph.ca.

Major (Honours Program)

This major requires the completion of 20.00 credits.

Semester 1 - Fall
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
CIS*1300 [0.50] Programming
IPS*1500 [1.00] Integrated Mathematics and Physics I
One of:
BIOL*1070 [0.50] Discovering Biodiversity
BIOL*1080 [0.50] Biological Concepts of Health
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
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 first-year 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 - Winter
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:
BIOL*1070 [0.50] Discovering Biodiversity
BIOL*1080 [0.50] Biological Concepts of Health
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Semester 3 - Fall
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
MATH*2200 [0.50] Advanced Calculus I
MATH*2270 [0.50] Applied Differential Equations
PHYS*2240 [0.50] Thermal Physics
PHYS*2330 [0.50] Electricity and Magnetism I
0.50 Liberal Education electives*
Semester 4 - Winter
PHYS*2180 [0.50] Experimental Techniques in Physics
PHYS*2310 [0.50] Mechanics
PHYS*2340 [0.50] Electricity and Magnetism II
One of:
CIS*2500 [0.50] Intermediate Programming
0.50 electives
0.50 electives
Summer Semester
COOP*1000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term I ++
Semester 5 - Fall
IPS*3000 [0.50] Science Communication
PHYS*3130 [0.50] Mathematical Physics
PHYS*3230 [0.50] Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS*3400 [0.50] Advanced Mechanics
0.50 electives
Winter Semester
COOP*2000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term II ++
(8-month work term in conjunction with COOP*3000)
Summer Semester
COOP*3000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term III ++
(8-month work term in conjunction with COOP*2000)
Semester 6 - Fall +
PHYS*4180 [0.50] Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
One of:
CIS*2520 [0.50] Data Structures
0.50 electives**
One of:
PHYS*4240 [0.50] Statistical Physics II
0.50 electives**
1.00 electives **
Semester 7 - Winter +
NANO*3600 [0.50] Computational Methods in Materials Science
PHYS*3000 [0.50] Optics: Fundamentals and Applications
PHYS*3510 [0.50] Intermediate Laboratory
PHYS*4040 [0.50] Quantum Mechanics II
One of:
MATH*3260 [0.50] Complex Analysis
0.50 electives**
Summer Semester
COOP*4000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term IV ++
Fall Semester
COOP*5000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term V ++
Semester 8 - Winter +
PHYS*4500 [0.50] Advanced Physics Laboratory
One of:
PHYS*4130 [0.50] Subatomic Physics
0.50 electives**
One of:
PHYS*4150 [0.50] Solid State Physics
0.50 electives**
1.00 electives**

+ students going on to graduate school in physics should take PHYS*4130, PHYS*4150, and PHYS*4240

** At least 1.00 credits must be from the restricted electives listed below.

Restricted Electives
PHYS*4130 [0.50] Subatomic Physics
PHYS*4150 [0.50] Solid State Physics
PHYS*4240 [0.50] Statistical Physics II
Credit Summary (20.00 Total Credits)

5.00 - First year science credits

8.50 - Required science courses semesters 3 – 8

1.00 - Restricted electives

1.50 - Approved Science electives

1.00 - Liberal Education electives

3.00 - Free electives - any approved elective for B.Sc. students

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.

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