Program Information

School: Carleton University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Physics, General
Description: Physics is the most fundamental of the natural sciences. Physicists look for and examine patterns in nature in order to formulate natural laws. They push scientific boundaries by exploring unknown territory through theory and experimentation, often thinking about and describing our physical world in ways that we cannot yet observe in nature.

Carleton University’s Department of Physics is engaged in intensive research in particle physics and medical physics. The program emphasizes problem-solving techniques and the development of critical thinking skills. Computation skills are developed as a tool for applying physics in the modern world. Internationally recognized physicists from Carleton help direct the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, an extraordinary underground facility used to study neutrinos arriving from the sun. Carleton is the lead institution of the new underground facility SNOLAB, which will provide a low background environment for the next generation of neutrino and particle-astrophysics experiments.

URL: Physics (Experimental) at Carleton University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $25,740
Careers: Physicists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 78 to 82

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

  • Grade12 Advanced Functions
  • Grade12 Calculus and Vectors
  • Grade12 Biology or Grade12 Physics or Grade12 Earth and Space Science or Grade12 Chemistry

Physics is strongly recommended.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]