Mathematical Physics

Benefit from a small-group interactive learning environment, with access to stat-of-the-art equipment for lab work.

Mathematical Physics makes the world go round, or at the very least, helps us comprehend the natural phenomenon of the Earth’s rotation. When combining math and physics in study, you’ll gain a unique understanding of a variety of the world’s most fascinating challenges — from celestial mechanics to the issue of global climate change. Trent’s Mathematical Physics program will help you develop experience with a wide variety of focuses that include everything from astrophysics, condensed matter physics, relativity, differential geometry and more.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.Sc.
  • B.Sc. (Honours)


  • Peterborough

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  • Independent and group research project allow you to put your skills to the test in real-world applications and settings
  • Take your education globe through the Trent Physics Study Abroad program
  • Move beyond just theory and put your skills and knowledge to work through practical and hands-on courses
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"I was able to work with my professor and gain skills in my discipline as well as learn a lot of things that I would be able to use in my upper year courses."

Melissa Vanbussel

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Career Opportunities

  • Aerodynamics Specialist
  • Research and Development
  • Astrophysicist
  • Cosmologist
  • Professor
  • Subatomic Physicist
  • Superconductivity Researcher
  • Financial Analyst
  • Secondary School Teacher

Popular Courses:

  • Quantum Physics
  • Probability
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Methods of Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Physics
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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:

  • MHF4U or MCV4U
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