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

Imagine studying the structure of galaxies, developing new technology in high-speed communications, or contributing to the advancement of medical science. As a student of Trent’s Physics program, you’ll learn to bring abstract yet powerful concepts to life, ask important questions about the most basic particles and forces in nature, and apply what you learn to complex systems such as novel quantum materials and celestial bodies. With a Physics B Sc. degree, you can potentially help shape and advance our understanding of the world as we know it.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.Sc.
  • B.Sc. (Honours)


  • Peterborough

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  • Put your knowledge into action through hands-on research in courses, a senior thesis or summer research project with a leading faculty member
  • Join (or lead) the Trent Physics Club and expand your Physics knowledge and skill through lab tours, events, and participating in the annual Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference
  • Take your education global through Trent’s Physics Study Abroad program
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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

Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Astronomer
  • Climate Modeller
  • Electronics Developer
  • Meteorologist
  • Nuclear Reactor Operator
  • Patent Lawyer
  • Planetary Geologist
  • Physicist
  • Teacher

Popular Courses:

  • Astrobiology: Life in the Universe
  • Quantum Physics
  • Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics
  • Modern Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Astrophysics: Galaxies and Cosmology
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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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