University of Waterloo

Life Physics

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Program Information

School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Biological and Physical Sciences
Description:If you enjoy biology and physics and are interested in health-related careers, this program will prepare you for professions that harness the power of physics, such as radiation oncology and medical imaging. If you choose to add the Medical Physics specialization, you'll gain the necessary background for graduate school and certification as a medical physicist.

As a medical physicist, you plan radiation treatments for patients undergoing cancer treatment. The Biophysics specialization integrates both biology and physics in equal depth keeping graduates or careers in either field a possibility while also ensuring effective communication at the interface of these two disciplines.
URL:Life Physics at University of Waterloo
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,759
International: $29,549

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 

Two of the following are required: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Mathematics of Data Management, or Physics. Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and Physics are particularly recommended.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 03, 2017

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