Honours Certificate in Physics

Honours Certificate in Physics

The UWindsor Department of Physics offers an Honours Certificate in Physics.  This certificate will provide a pathway into physics graduate school for eligible students, including:

  • students with a three-year Bachelor of Science in Physics,
  • students with a four-year Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics,
  • students in other fields related to Physics,
  • current third-and-fourth-year undergraduate science and engineering students at the University of Windsor (certificate to be completed concurrently with their degree program.)

This certificate will provide students with fundamental knowledge needed to be successful upon acceptance into a physics graduate program.  The certificate will be awarded to students who complete eight courses in areas of physics that will provide them with sufficient background knowledge to pursue a physics graduate degree.

Students will engage in experiential learning by completing either an internship (SCIE-3990), undergraduate research (SCIE-3900), or service learning (SCIE-3800).


How to Apply

You can apply to the Honours Certificate in Physics at one the following websites:

The details of each course and its prerequisites can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar on page 668.


Prerequisite knowledge/classes

Students must have prerequisite knowledge equivalent to University of Windsor courses PHYS-2210 (Modern Physics); PHYS-2500 (Intermediate Classical Mechanics); MATH-2780 (Vector Calculus); Math-2790 (Differential Equations); and MATH-3550 (Special Functions). 

Download and complete the following document to review your preparation for the certificate.  Please consider your academic history carefully and identify in which courses from your transcript the following knowledge has been obtained. Your success in this program depends upon your familiarity and knowledge of the standard physics topics and techniques described below.

Honours Certificate in Physics Pre-requisite Knowledge Checklist.

This form does not need to be submitted. It is a worksheet that allows you to reflect on your academic background and preparation for participation in this Certificate.  You may wish to keep a copy for your reference.



To qualify for the certificate, students will be required to successfully complete all eight courses at the University of Windsor. No transfer credit will be considered for this certificate.

No courses taken as part of the Honours Certificate in Physics can count towards a graduate degree.


For more information contact physics@uwindsor.ca or apply online.