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School:University of Victoria
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Astronomy
Description:Gravity, Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, the Uncertainty Principle, the sub-atomic building blocks of matter, the large scale structure of the universe, the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics....
What do these have in common? They are all part of the intellectual heritage of physics and astronomy, the disciplines that enable us to understand the world, from the invisible particles that make up the matter around us, through our sensory experiences, to the unimaginably vast reaches of the universe. The accumulated knowledge is broad and deep...but the search for understanding continues. Who knows what revolutionary ideas lie ahead?
Make a short list of the names of the most famous scientists you can think of. Chances are most of the people on your list will be physicists! Physics underlies the technology that has become an integral part of human evolution. But it also informs our philosophy. To cite two examples: we no longer believe the earth is the center of the universe, and we know that certain types of knowledge about our world are impossible, even in principle (from the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle). Now if you'd like to know what that really means... you should study physics!
URL:Astronomy at University of Victoria
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,428
International: $22,783

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 100

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

  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Earth and Space Science  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 English 

Two additional approved academic 12 courses are required.

Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

* 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 09, 2018