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Physics
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Physics major

This section specifies the Physics major discipline requirements only. Please refer to the Bachelor of Science section for information on additional requirements.

Lower-level requirements

Course Title Credits
PHYS 111 Mechanics (or PHYS 101 with a B+ or better)  
  or PHYS 101
  with a B+ or
  better
Introductory General Physics: Mechanics and Fluids 5
PHYS 112 Electricity and Magnetism 5
PHYS 221 Intermediate Mechanics 4
PHYS 231 Introductory Thermodynamics
3
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
MATH 112 Calculus II  
  or MATH 118 Calculus II for Life Sciences 4
MATH 211 Calculus III 3

Note: While not degree requirements, PHYS 225 and PHYS 232 are recommended as they are prerequisites for several upper-level courses. Other recommended lower-level courses can be found in the Physics Honours section.

Upper-level requirements

Course Title Credits
PHYS 381 Mathematical Physics 3
PHYS 27 upper-level physics credits 27
  or PHYS 21 upper-level physics credits and a Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physical Geography major 21

Students must complete a minimum of 15 upper-level physics credits at UFV.

Physics minor

This section specifies the physics minor requirements only. Please refer to the Bachelor of Science section for information on additional requirements. Students need to combine these physics minor requirements with the credits from another science minor, major, or honours if they wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree.

Note: Students must be aware that upper-level physics courses require lower-level physics and math prerequisites. Students are advised to take these lower-level prerequisites in their first two years of full-time study.

Recommended lower-level courses

Course Title Credits
PHYS 111 Mechanics 5
PHYS 112 Electricity and Magnetism
5
PHYS 221 Intermediate Mechanics
4
PHYS 225 Waves and Introductory Optics 3
PHYS 231 Introductory Thermodynamics
3
PHYS 232 Experimental Methods in Physics
2
MATH 111 Calculus I
4
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
  or MATH 118 Calculus II for Life Sciences  
MATH 211 Calculus III
3

Upper-level requirements

Course Title Credits
PHYS Upper-level physics courses 14

Note: Students must complete a minimum of 9 upper-level physics credits at UFV.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.