Physical Sciences Programs



OUAC Code:
Bachelor of Science
4-Year BSc (Honours) Physics
4-Year BSc (Honours) Physics Co-op
Program Description:
Brock’s Physics department, with its state-of-the-art equipment and internationally recognized faculty and research projects, is a dynamic and exciting place. Studies concentrate on various aspects of solid-state and materials research, from superconductors to soft-condensed matter systems. Guest speakers in weekly seminars will bring front-line research into the classroom, giving you an appetite for the type of research opportunities you will experience in upper years. Our undergraduate students are involved in research – some of our students have even published papers before graduation. Combined majors are available with Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, or Liberal Studies. You may also be interested in Computing and Solid-State Device Technology.
The Physics Co-op program provides valuable work experience by combining academic and work terms over four-and-one-half years. Co-op students complete four academic terms prior to beginning their first work placement. 

A new Concentration in Applied Optics and Laser Technology is now being offered in conjunction with Niagara College. This program aims to fulfill the increasing demand from the fibre optics and telecommunications industry for graduates with knowledge and technical skills in photonics, opto-electronic devices, and laser, thin film and high vacuum technologies. Students will graduate with a BSc Honours degree in Physics with Concentration in Applied Optics and Laser Technology as well as a postgraduate certificate in Advanced Lasers Technologies from Niagara College. 

For future physics teachers, we offer a concurrent education degree program. Graduates with physics as a teachable subject area continue to be in high demand. 

A minor in Physics is available if your students wish to be introduced to the fundamental concepts of various branches of physics and their applications, while pursuing their degree in another field. This program is designed to give you some basic problem-solving skills that will help you adapt to today’s rapidly changing technology-based workplace.

• instrument development and design
• laser and optical device technology
• space scientist
• computing and information technology
• business and finance, investment risk analysis
• patent law
• science teacher, physics/astronomy professor
• science journalist
* Please note that some careers may require additional professional or graduate qualifications.


Entrance Requirements:
MHF4U or MCV4U (min. 70%), SCH4U (min. 70%), two from SBI4U, SPH4U, SES4U, a second 4U math or ENG4U. Strongly recommended subjects: ENG4U.

Applicants with 65-69% in SCH4U will be considered for admission, but will be required to pass a chemistry proficiency test or complete Introductory Chemistry (CHEM 1P00) prior to enrolling in CHEM 1F92. 

Expected Cut-off:
Mid 70s
Program Plan:
To see the courses that you will be taking within this program check the online Undergraduate Course Calendar
Physics Students

For more information contact
Heather Bellisario, Academic Advisor
905-688-5550 x4102