Program Information

School: Saint Mary’s University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Physics, General
Description: Have you ever wondered what makes the Universe tick? Physics is a science that deals with the interactions between matter and motion. Physicists study everything from sub-atomic particles to star-studded galaxies to try and understand the physical laws and relationships that govern the known universe.

This dynamic program features an interactive learning atmosphere. With class sizes averaging about 20 students per class by the second year, newly-renovated teaching and laboratory spaces, and faculty recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research excellence, our students have the opportunity to learn and work one-on-one with some of the top professors in the field. The program offers a full spectrum of courses in quantum and classical physics. We also specialize in sub-atomic physics and are home to the only professors in this field in Atlantic Canada.

URL: Physics at Saint Mary’s University
Length: 3 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.