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Mathematical Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Burnaby, Canada
Mathematical Physics offered by Simon Fraser University integrates physics and mathematics to explain how the universe works, giving you skills to solve problems in research, teaching and management. You'll gain a strong foundation for careers or graduate work in physics, applied math and science or engineering.
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The Mathematical Physics program at Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Science is offered by the Departments of Mathematics and Physics. You can start this program at the Surrey campus.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program have ended up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Computer Scientist
  • Geophysical Operator
  • Nuclear Analyst
  • Optical Imaging Specialist
  • Reactor Physics Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Software Developer

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 Included:

  • Introduction to Analysis 
  • Calculus 
  • Vector Calculus
  • Physics Laboratory 
  • Intermediate Mechanics
  • Vibrations and Waves
  • Introduction to Relativity and Quantum Mechanics
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Introduction to Computing Science and Programming
  • Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
  • Optics Laboratory
  • Thermal Physics
  • Methods of Theoretical Physics 
  • Quantum Mechanics 
  • Advanced Mechanics
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Statistical Physics
  • Introduction to Astrophysics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

This bachelor of science (BSc) honours program is offered jointly by the Departments of Mathematics and Physics. Entry requires permission of both.

All applicants to undergraduate programs must demonstrate their competence in quantitative and analytical skills in one of the following ways:

  • a minimum grade of 60% or C in a senior level math course or precalculus
  • a minimum score of 3 in IB HL or SL mathematics, or IB SL math studies
  • a minimum D grade in GCE A or AS Level math, or a minimum C- grade in O level math
  • a grade of C- or better in a 3-unit math or certified Q (quantitative) course that transfers to SFU (for college and university transfer students).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    979 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 979 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    195 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 195 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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