Program Information

School: University of the Fraser Valley
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Physics, General
Description: When they first encounter the subject known as physics, students might experience thoughts similar to Alice’s (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) as she pondered the meaning of the poem Jabberwocky. Alice commented, “It seems very pretty but, it’s rather hard to understand. Somehow it fills my head with ideas — only I don’t exactly know what they are!”

Although the concepts studied in physics may, at times, be a little troublesome, the pleasure it gives can more than compensate for its difficulty. Physics is considered to be a difficult subject because it uses a specific language — mathematics — that does not lend itself to the expression of nebulous or imprecise thoughts.

URL: Physics at University of the Fraser Valley
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Cost shown is an estimate of first year tuition (September to April).

Careers: Physicists

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Geology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics 

Applicants are required to have: B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or completion of nine university-level credits with a minimum GPA of 2.00 in all university courses attempted; one of the following: Pre-calculus 12 or Principles of Mathematics 12 with a minimum grade of B, MATH 094/095 with a minimum average grade of B, MATH 096 with a minimum grade of B, MDPT score of 70% or higher, MATH 110 with a minimum grade of C+, or MATH 111 with a minimum grade of C; one course from one of the following disciplines, with a minimum grade of C+: Biology 12, BIO 093, or BIO 111, Chemistry 12, CHEM 093 (previously offered), CHEM 110, or CHEM 113, Geography 12, GEOG 101, GEOG 102, or GEOG 103, Geology 12 or GEOG 116, or Physics 12, PHYS 093, PHYS 100, PHYS 101, PHYS 105, or PHYS 111.