Physics & Astrophysics

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Program Summary

Physics is the foundation of astronomy, chemistry, geology, engineering, and much of technology. Physics examines the principles that govern how and why materials move and influence each other. Astrophysics examines core principles in Physics, and applies these to the interactions and evolutions of all objects in the universe. Planets, stars, galaxies, black holes and the universe as a whole is further investigated. The study of Physics and Astrophysics involves both mathematics, and techniques of experimentation.

*Please note that the print version of the 2017/2018 UTSC Viewbook lists the following incorrect pre-requisites for Physics & Astrophysics: English, Calculus & Vectors, Advanced Functions, Biology, and Chemistry. However, Physics & Astrophysics actually requires the following pre-requisites: English, Calculus & Vectors, Advanced Functions, and Physics. The online version of the 2017/2018 UTSC Viewbook as well as this program page have been updated to reflect this error. If you have any questions, please contact us.


Program Details

Degree Offered: Honours Bachelor of Science
Offered as Co-op: No
Program Options: Major / Specialist

Program Admissions

Admissions Category: Physical & Environmental Sciences
Supplementary Application Form Required: No
Admission Prerequisites: Advanced Functions, Calculus & Vectors, Chemistry (recommended), English, Physics
Approximate Grade Requirements: Mid 70s (Non Co-op)
OUAC Application Code: TSP

Student Experience

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