The study of physics allows us to understand how the universe works—from the fundamental forces of nature to their effects on matter and the environment around us.
This knowledge enables the development of future technologies and provides a deeper insight into nature. The reasoning, mathematical, experimental and computer skills acquired while earning a physics degree empower our graduates to pursue careers far outside the traditional boundaries of physics—or even science—including medicine, dentistry, business and law. Typically, physics students enjoy scientific experiments, computation and mathematics, as well as solving complex problems and developing new, innovative ideas.
All physics streams are flexible enough to cover the requirements for admission into professional schools in Canada and the United States.
We also offer streams:
Minimum Admission Average: 75%
Secondary Science/Math Admission Average: 70%*
Mean Admission Average: 89%
ENG4U, MHF4U and SPH4U required. MCV4U is strongly recommended. SCH4U is recommended.
*Science/Math second average is the average of all science and math courses.
Recent graduates have entered such diverse careers such nuclear safety analyst, optical engineer, technical editor, quantitative finance analyst, high school teacher, medical physicist, actuary and research scientist, both in Canada and abroad. Graduates have gone immediately to positions at the Large Hadron Collider (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Other careers include:
- Industrial and academic R&D
- Government and clinical laboratories
- Graduate studies (MSc or PhD) in physics/astronomy
- Professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and medical physics
- Computer programming/software development
- Financial services
- Entrepreneur, business
- Education (with additional studies)