Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Physics, General
Description: Physics is the study of the fundamental properties of energy and matter. It attempts to describe and explain the great diversity of nature with the fewest and simplest hypotheses. To do well in physics, you’ll need more than math skills—you’ll also need imagination. Pursuing a degree in physics and atmospheric science will give you insights into our complex and ever-changing world. Many of the modern technologies we all take for granted are rooted in physics. In Dal Physics courses, you’ll discover phenomena you can use to develop the technologies and tools of tomorrow. And in Atmospheric Science courses, you’ll learn more about the environmental issues affecting our climate.

The Double Major degree program allows students to combine a study of Physics with another subject. The other subject may be any discipline from the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Computer Science or the College of Sustainability. Physics may be the primary subject (defined as the subject with the larger number of credits), or the secondary subject. If the primary subject area is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the degree granted will be a BA.

URL: Physics and Atmospheric Sciences (BSc or BA) (Double Major) at Dalhousie University
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $19,457

Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year and includes the cost of tuition and incidental fees.

Scholarships: 1
Careers: Physicists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Calculus 
  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have: English 12; Pre-Calculus Math 12 or Calculus 12; and three other acceptable university-preparatory courses at the grade 12 level.