Theoretical Physics

University of Guelph
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Theoretical Physics

Theoretical physics is a more mathematically-oriented approach to physics that develops mathematical skills in studying topics like black holes, the internal structure of protons and neutrons, and high temperature superconductivity. Your physics and math courses will build problem solving and computing abilities for a wide variety of careers.

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Admission requirements

Admission to semester one of a degree program and General Studies is available in the Fall semester only. A semester one degree applicant is defined as one who will receive fewer than 2.00 transfer credits upon admission.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Major (Honours Program)

Semester 1

  • General Chemistry I
  • Programming
  • Integrated Mathematics and Physics I
  • Discovering Biodiversity
  • Biological Concepts of Health
  • Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology

Semester 2

  • General Chemistry II
  • Integrated Mathematics and Physics II
  • Linear Algebra I
  • Discovering Biodiversity
  • Biological Concepts of Health
  • Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology

Semester 3

  • Advanced Calculus I
  • Applied Differential Equations
  • Thermal Physics
  • Electricity and Magnetism I

Semester 4

  • Advanced Calculus II
  • Experimental Techniques in Physics
  • Mechanics
  • Electricity and Magnetism II

Semester 5

  • Science Communication
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics I
  • Advanced Mechanics

Semester 6

  • Computational Methods in Materials Science
  • Optics: Fundamentals and Applications
  • Intermediate Laboratory
  • Quantum Mechanics II

Semester 7

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
  • Statistical Physics II
  • Research in Physics
  • Advanced Physics Laboratory

Semester 8

  • Complex Analysis
  • Subatomic Physics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Research in Physics

Scholarships & funding

We offer several scholarships, for more information please visit our website.


International fees - $30,500- $42,200CAD

Career paths

What can I do with an Undergraduate Degree in Theoretical Physics?

  • Stock Market Analyst
  • Retail Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Risk Analyst (multiple industries)
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • IT Consultant
  • Operational Researcher
  • Patent Examiner
  • Financial Consultant
  • Product Developer
  • Research and Development
  • Software Developer

What Can I Do With Further Education?

  • Scientific consultant
  • Biophysicist
  • Mathematician
  • Medical Doctor
  • Financial Mathematician (Risk analyst)
  • Nano science
  • Nuclear Physicist/Engineer
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Physicist
  • Statistician

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University of Guelph

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University of Guelph

50 Stone Road East
N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario

Phone no: +15198244120

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