University of Prince Edward Island

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University of Prince Edward Island

Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Physics, General
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,570
National: $6,570
International: $14,274


The Honours program in Physics is intended to provide research experience at the undergraduate level. It is designed for students who are interested in continuing their studies at the graduate level in Physics or related fields, or who are planning careers where research experience would be an asset. The Honours program comprises a total of 126 semester hours of course credit, including a research project worth 12 semester hours. A total of at least 60 semester hours of Physics is required (16 courses plus project).


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 100
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •   English 
  •   Mathematics 
  • 2 of   Science 
For admission to the program, students must normally have a minimum average of 70% in all previous courses. First-class or high second-class standing in all previous Physics courses is expected. Permission of the Department is required. Acceptance will be contingent upon the student’s finding a project advisor, approval of the research project topic, and the Department’s assessment of the student’s suitability for the program. Students interested in doing Honours should consult the Department Chair as early as possible, normally before the beginning of the student’s third year, and no later than January 31 of the third year. Before registering for Physics 490, the student must have been accepted into the Honours program, and the project topic must be approved by the Department.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550]
Application Notes : The language of instruction at the University of Prince Edward Island is English. All academically admissible applicants, regardless of their country of origin or citizenship status, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to undertaking studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. Proficiency may be demonstrated by: 1. Three years of full-time study in English in Canada or in another country where English is a principal language (as recognized by UPEI) - evidence of bilingualism (English and another language) is acceptable for those applicants educated in Canada in a language other than English; OR 2. Submission of an official test score at or above the acceptable minimum, such as: IELTS (Academic) - overall score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing no other band below 6; TOEFL paper-based test - 550 with minimum TWE of 5.5; TOEFL internet-based test - 80 with minimum of 20 in each category; MELAB - 80; CanTEST - 4.5; CAEL - 60; Pearson Test of English - 58; Cambridge Advanced English - CAE A-C: 176-184 after Jan 1/15; or Eiken - Pre-1.

* 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 July 28, 2022