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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) Lethbridge, Canada
Physics at University of Lethbridge is the study of matter and energy at all scales, from the sub-nuclear to the dimensions of the universe. It is the fundamental science-all other sciences and technologies rely on the principles of physics. As a science, it involves observing and understanding natural phenomena.
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The University of Lethbridge Physics department offers a comprehensive physics major program. The foundation is built in the first two years by a study of mechanics, waves, electricity and magnetism, optics, thermal physics, and modern physics. In the third and fourth years, students deepen their understanding of the fundamentals, and study more advanced and specialized areas. The most specialized topics may include the research interests of the members of the physics department.

Students majoring in physics have a number of opportunities available to them including co-operative education, international exchanges, independent and applied studies as well as volunteer opportunities.

uLethbridge is the only university in Alberta to offer co-operative education to all majors in the arts & sciences, at both the undergrad and grad level.

Possible Careers

Major Branches of Physics. For those who will ultimately pursue a physics career, the major branches of physics include:

  • Acoustics
  • Archaeometry
  • Astrophysics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • Biophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Cosmology
  • Geophysics
  • High-energy Physics
  • Medical Physics
  • Nanoscience
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Soft Matter Physics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Waves, Optics and Sound
  • Quantum Mechanics 
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Applications are considered complete when the application fee has been paid and all supporting documents are received by the Admissions Office. In addition to your application and the required fee, you must submit:

  • Official transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary institutions of study.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency if your first spoken language is not English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18404 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18404 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5322 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5322 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lethbridge

  • 1200 - 1800 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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