Observe. Analyze. Explain.

The critical thinking and problem solving skills you’ll master with a degree in Physics at Trent University could lead you in a multitude of directions. Our graduates have gone onto careers in teaching, computing, engineering, health sciences, law, management, research and development, consulting and marketing. Regardless of your path of choice, the national employment statistics are impressive – more than ninety-seven percent of Physics graduates are employed. Fifty-two percent of those graduates make use of their physics skills and background directly and a further 41 per cent use the skills and modes of thought they learned through studies of Physics.

Applications of Physics today

Quantum computing, nanotechnology, origins of the universe, medical imaging of the human body, computer magnetic memories, optical communications, and climate change; physics is the driving force behind all these areas of exploration.

Study abroad

You may even choose to study at an overseas university for a year through Trent Physics’ Study Abroad program offered in third year.

Job qualifications you can count on

You may choose to complete a three year bachelor degree, or a four year honours degree – both have enormous career potential. An honours degree will provide you with the academic requirements for the credentials of Professional Physicist with the Canadian Association of Physicists, an excellent job qualification. And Physics gives you skills that other degrees won’t: analytical thinking, numerical and computing skills, problem solving, the scientific breadth for learning on the job.

Practical learning

Trent Physics is proud of the hands-on learning it provides for students. You’ll have the opportunity to work with sophisticated equipment, and to study amidst groundbreaking research – with professors who will know you personally. You will have the opportunity to get involved in research as well, either through summer employment or project courses. Small-group lab work will complement theoretical studies, providing the best learning possible.

Information for Prospective
Physics Undergraduate Students