Program Information

School: Saint Mary’s University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Physics, General
Description: Physicists work to understand the nature of the universe around us: from the origin of forces and the nature of matter, to the formation of the elements, and the behaviour of materials used in the technology so prevalent in our lives. This quest to understand the unknown means that physicists acquire problem-solving skills whose value extends too many areas, from information and communication technology to the financial sector. Majors in physics have the opportunity to hone their problem-solving skills further.

Saint Mary’s physics faculty have received many awards and accolades from the international physics community for their work. Many of our undergraduate students are invited to take part in this research through paid internships or assistantships, most of which involve visits or work terms at particle accelerators in British Columbia, Virginia or Darmstadt, Germany. You can also choose to pursue your own original research projects through our honours degree program.

URL: Physics at Saint Mary’s University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Careers: Physicists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Advanced Math/Intro to Calculus  or  Grade12 Calculus  or  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Chemistry 

Two additional academic Grade 12 courses are also required.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]

If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate that you have the English language skills necessary to be successful in Saint Mary’s University degree programs.