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 Physics (BSc)
SchoolAcadia University
LocationWolfville, NS, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 3,604
Full-time Graduate: 150
Length4 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*70%
  •  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade12 English 
Prerequisites NotesApplicants are required to have English 12 or English 12: African heritage, and four additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced courses, including: Precalculus 12. Physics 12 recommended. Minimum overall average of 70%.
Provincial: $6,899
National: $8,182
International: $16,380

Cost per year is based on the 2017-2018 academic year (tuition only).
Scholarships14 scholarship(s)
DescriptionAcadia’s physics program is the study of the interrelationships and interactions which are fundamental to understanding how the world works. By understanding these principles, physics graduates have traditionally developed new concepts and new technologies that have enabled them to easily move across disciplines to tackle real-world problems in many fields. After the first year of study, paid student positions are available as help centre tutors and as lab assistants. Following the second and third years, numerous opportunities exist for paid summer research projects, either locally or at an international research facility, like CERN, that may form part of an undergraduate thesis. Group work, teaching in labs or the help centre, student class presentations, summer research, and participation in conferences all contribute to your acquisition of the necessary research and communication skills to pursue graduate studies or secure employment.

Acadia’s Department of Physics fosters a sense of community and our faculty take great pride in our undergraduate students. Our program is based on creating an environment that is committed to your success, and our dedicated faculty members are consistently acknowledged for outstanding teaching. Interdisciplinary and combined degrees are common and encouraged within the Faculty of Science and are possible across all faculties. The most common such complement to physics is mathematics.
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