Chemical Physics

Benefit from Trent’s interactive small-group classes and labs, as well as mentoring from award-winning Chemistry and Physics faculty.

From the medicines we take to the materials we make, chemical physics shapes how we engage with the world around us. As a student of Chemical Physics, you’ll explore the physics and chemistry of everything from an atomic perspective. Investigating the interactions of matter in the molecular, atomic and solid state, you’ll master the techniques required to develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of our physical and chemical world. 

Degrees Offered:

  • B.Sc.
  • B.Sc. (Honours)


  • Peterborough

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  • Conduct exciting hands-on research as a student research assistant
  • Develop your own research through a project course spanning one or two semesters
  • Put your advanced knowledge and skills to the test, preparing you for employment or graduate studies in fields such as science, technology and engineering
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"One great experience was attending the Canadian Conference for undergraduate women in Physics. It was a great opportunity to talk about representation and feel like part of a community."

Sylvia Luyben

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Career Opportunities

  • Chemical Physicist
  • Climate Modeller
  • Biophysicist
  • Electron Microscopist
  • Electronics Developer
  • Nuclear Scientist
  • Materials Researcher
  • Patent Lawyer
  • Teacher

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  • Quantum Mechanics and Reaction Kinetics
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Program Requirements:

  • SCH4U and MHF4U or MCV4U
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