Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Astrophysics – Specialization (Science) – Bachelor of Science (Honours)

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Plans of study for students who were admitted to an Astrophysics Plan after May 2018
Subject:  Administered by the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy.
Plan:  Consists of 102.0 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, together with sufficient electives to total 120.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
PHYS 104Fundamental Physics6.00
or PHYS 106 General Physics
B. Complete the following:
CHEM 112General Chemistry6.00
C. Complete the following:
MATH 110Linear Algebra6.00
or MATH 111 Linear Algebra
D. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus I
Differential and Integral Calculus II
E. Complete the following:
PHYS 206Dynamics3.00
PHYS 212Vibrations and Waves3.00
PHYS 213Computational Methods in Physics3.00
PHYS 216Introduction to Astrophysics3.00
PHYS 239Electromagnetism3.00
PHYS 242Relativity and Quanta3.00
PHYS 250Foundations of Experimental Physics3.00
F. Complete the following:
MATH 280Advanced Calculus3.00
or MATH 221 Vector Calculus
G. Select 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Ordinary Differential Equations
Differential Equations
H. Select 27.00 units from the following:27.00
Physical Processes in Astrophysics
Methods in Mathematical Physics I
Methods in Mathematical Physics II
Advanced Mechanics
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Physics of Atoms, Nuclei and Particles
General Laboratory
I. Complete the following:
PHYS 414Introduction to General Relativity3.00
PHYS 432Electromagnetic Theory3.00
PHYS 435Stellar Structure and Evolution3.00
PHYS 453Advanced Physics Laboratory3.00
PHYS 590Research Thesis6.00
2. Option
A. PHYS at the 400 level or above6.00
Elective Courses18.00
Total Units120.00

3. Note

A.  A maximum of 6.0 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan Requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.