The table below includes only the discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the Honours bachelor's with double major and the Honours bachelor's with major and minor.

Major in Physics


Co-operative education is available when taken as part of an honours degree.

The extended French stream is available when taken as part of an honours degree.

MAT1320 Calculus I 3
MAT1322 Calculus II1 3
MAT1325 Calculus II and an Introduction to Analysis 3
MAT1341 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
PHY1121 Fundamentals of Physics I 3
PHY1122 Fundamentals of Physics II 3
MAT2122 Multivariable Calculus 3
MAT2322 Calculus III for Engineers 3
MAT2324 Ordinary Differential Equations and the Laplace Transform 3
MAT2384 Ordinary Differential Equations and Numerical Methods 3
PHY2104 Introduction to Circuit Theory and Electronics 3
PHY2311 Waves and Optics 3
PHY2323 Electricity and Magnetism 3
PHY2333 Mechanics 3
PHY2361 Modern Physics 3
PHY3350 Thermodynamics 3
PHY3902 Laboratoire de physique et de physique appliquée I / Physics and Applied Physics Laboratory I 3
6 optional course credits from:2
PHY3320 Electromagnetic Theory 3
PHY3341 Theoretical Physics3 3
PHY3355 Statistical Thermodynamics 3
PHY3370 Introductory Quantum Mechanics3 3
6 optional course credits in physics (PHY) at the 3000 or 4000 level, excluding PHY3902, PHY3903, PHY3904, PHY4006, PHY4327, PHY4903, PHY4906.
1MAT1322 is recommended.
2The complete list of courses is recommended for students intending to pursue graduate studies in physics.
3PHY3341 is a corequisite for PHY3370.

This message is intended for students registered in the Faculty of Science. If the components of your program of study require common compulsory courses, you will have to replace the credits as follows:

1) 1000-level courses must be replaced with elective course credits;

2) 2000-level courses and above must be replaced with optional course credits from either discipline at the same level or above.

Please note that all programs in the Faculty of Science require a minimum of 12 elective course credits from the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Social Sciences or the Telfer School of Management. Once you have decided on the replacement courses, please inform the Office of Undergraduate Programs of the Faculty of Science by email at so we may amend your Rabaska audit accordingly.