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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

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Physics/SPH4U
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Recommended: Chemistry/SCH4U
Minimum Average: 70% (70% average of all attempted science and math courses)
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 89%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

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

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Physics/SPH4U
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Recommended: Chemistry/SCH4U
Minimum Average: 70% (70% average of all attempted science and math courses)
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 89%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

If high achievement and diverse academic pursuits are 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. Blend your interests – drama with biomedical sciences or biochemistry with music. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students can pursue diverse career opportunities or 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 major and minor concentrations: 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

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U and two of Biology/SBI4U, Physics/SPH4U, or Chemistry/SCH4U
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Minimum Average: 80%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 85%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

Functional Knowledge

  • Understanding the various properties, states, structures, and behaviours of matter to a high level
  • Performing quantitative analyses involving mathematics and applied science and physics
  • Applying computer analysis methods and algorithms
  • Developing complex theoretical models to analyze specific behaviours and interactions
  • Operating advanced scientific laboratory equipment and instruments
  • Planning, conducting, recording, and presenting scientific research to a high degree of competency

100%


Employment Rate of Graduates

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Physical Sciences, 2015)

Melissa Mathers

"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 Minor
in Computer Science and Math [2015]

Career Tracks*


  • Actuary
  • Astronomer
  • Audiologist
  • CAD technician
  • Chemical physicist
  • Computer programmer
  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Engineer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial analyst
  • Geophysicist
  • Hydrologist
  • Lab technician
  • Lawyer
  • Medical physicist
  • Meteorologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Optometrist
  • Professor
  • Radiation therapist
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Research scientist
  • Robotics technician
  • Science journalist
  • Software developer
  • Teacher
  • X-Ray technician

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia
  • Education: Curriculum design, teaching
  • Electronics/electrical/aerospace manufacturing
  • Energy industry/utilities
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Industry: Consultation, product development/testing
  • Meteorology/climatology
  • Telecommunications
  • Physical science industries

Apply to UWindsor


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.


How to Apply

Explore Opportunities

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.


HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

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:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

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.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

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.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curricular

Co-Curricular

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)