This section specifies the Physics Honours requirements only. Please refer to the Bachelor of Science section for information on additional requirements, as well as the requirements for a
The lower-level requirements for the Physics Honours are the same as the lower-level requirements for the Physics major, with the addition of the following courses:
Linear Algebra for Engineering
or MATH 221
Linear Algebra (see Note)
4 or 8
or the combination of:
and COMP 155
Note: MATH 221 should be taken as opposed to MATH 152 if the student wishes to add a Mathematics major or minor.
PHYS 312 (formerly PHYS 222)
PHYS 412 (formerly PHYS 322)
Any two upper-level physics labs: ENPH 310, ENPH 320, PHYS 382,
PHYS 383, ENPH 360 (formerly PHYS 392), or PHYS 485
At least one additional physics course with a prerequisite numbered 300 or above
least one other math course labeled 300 or above (MATH 312
Three other credits in computer science related courses: e.g., any COMP course, PHYS 393, PHYS 484, PHYS 485, PHYS 493, or MATH 316
Students must take at least two courses from the following list:
• ASTR 103, ASTR 104, CHEM 113, CHEM 114, MATH 125, MATH 270/STAT 270, BIO 111, BIO 112, or any Business, Economics, or Arts course.
Note: More courses may be added as new courses are added to the calendar, but may not yet be included on this list. Check with the Department of Physics to see if there have been any additions.
Students should note the prerequisite requirements for these courses.
Students must complete a minimum of 21 upper-level Physics credits at UFV.
Students should note that by choosing the appropriate options within the
Physics Honours, they will also meet all the requirements for a Mathematics minor.
At least 132 credits total
At least 54 upper-level credits
At least 45 of the upper-level credits must be from physics or math
At least 39 of the upper-level credits must be from physics
The GPA calculated from all courses that the student uses towards the degree must be at least 3.33.
In addition, the GPA in all Physics courses used towards the degree must be at least 3.33.
Students in the Physics major do not need to apply to the honours program, but they may graduate from the honours program once all requirements have been met.