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Become a powerful force in the worlds of academic or industrial research, or the tech industry. Our physics grads are in high demand, with an employment rate of nearly 100 per cent. You will learn how the universe works—from the fundamental forces of nature to their effects on matter and the environment around us. We offer lots of opportunities for hands-on learning, and the ability to customize your degree to your interests through optional courses or by combining your physics degree with another discipline.
Sample Courses: Introductory Physics, EM Fields and Photons, Optics, Intermediate Mechanics, Differential Calculus, Introduction to Algorithms and Programming
Career Tracks: Scientific outreach manager, test lab technician, optical engineer, research co-ordinator, data scientist
Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, and SPH4U are required. MCV4U is strongly recommended. SCH4U is recommended. A minimum 70% average of all attempted science and math courses is also required.
Minimum Average: 70%*
* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.
Course Requirements: Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and Grade 12 Physics are required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors is strongly recommended. Grade 12 Chemistry is recommended. A minimum 70% average of all attempted science and math courses is also required.
Minimum Average: 70%*
* Applicants educated outside of Canada must submit evidence of education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary
School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 academic courses. Grades will be converted to Ontario equivalent grades.
Explore the physics of diagnosing and treating cancer and other diseases. Specialize in the areas of medical imaging and radiation therapy. You’ll take courses with hands-on laboratory components and be able to tailor your degree by choosing options that match your interests. You can start your career upon graduation or go on to grad or professional schools.
Sample Courses: Introductory Physics, EM Fields and Photons, Differential Calculus, Introduction to Medical Physics, Cell Biology, Organic Chemistry of Biomolecules
Career Tracks: Professional schools (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), medical physicist, government/clinical lab tech, industrial/medical research scientist, radiation therapist
Course Requirements: Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and
Grade 12 Physics are required. Grade 12 Calculus and
Vectors is strongly recommended. Grade 12 Chemistry
is recommended. A minimum 70% average of all
attempted science and math courses is also required.
Minimum Average: 70%*
If high achievement is in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.
Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy.
Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science).
Available majors and minors: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies
Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director
Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended.
Minimum Average: 80%*
Course Requirements: Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors is strongly recommended.
Minimum Average: 80%*
Employment Rate of Graduates
Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Physical Sciences, 2015)
"The courses and extracurricular service learning opportunities that I had access to at the University of Windsor gave me the experience and skills I needed to work in national and international collaborations immediately upon graduation."
Melissa Mathers BSc (Honours) in Physics with Minorin Computer Science and Math 
* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.
With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.
Explore a selection of opportunities recommended for students in your program. This chart shows some of your many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities
from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.
A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:
Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.
Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.
Courses of study specific to each program
Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)
Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)
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