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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
March 28, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Physics BSc

The aim of this BSc program is to provide a broad foundation in physics with specific emphasis on electronics, photonics, and solid state physics. The program consists of 20 full-credit courses (or equivalent).

This schedule serves as a guide to the order that the courses may be taken. Students may follow a different schedule of their choice.

Fall Term Winter Term
Year 1 CP104 Introduction to Programming
MA110* Intro to Differential & Integral Calculus
(or MA103 Calculus I)
MA122 Introductory Linear Algebra
PC131 Mechanics
0.5 elective credit

CP114 Data Structures I
MA110* Intro to Differential & Integral Calculus
(0.5 elective credit if MA103 taken in Fall)
MA121 Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
PC120 Digital Electronics
PC132 Thermodynamics & Waves

Year 2 CH110 Fundamentals of Chemistry
MA201 Multivariable Calculus
MA205 Differential Equations I
PC200 Electronics Laboratory I
PC212 Electricity and Magnetism
MA255 Continuous and Discrete Transforms
PC221 Analog Electronics
PC235 Classical Mechanics
PC237 Optics
PC242 Modern Physics
Year 3 PC300 Electronics Laboratory II
PC321 Quantum Mechanics I
PC344 Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics
1.5 elective credits
PC315 Intro to Scientific Computation
PC331 Quantum Mechanics II
PC360 Electromagnetic Theory
PC454 Solid State Physics
0.5 elective credit
Year 4 2.5 elective credits 2.5 elective credits


  1. The electives must include at least 3.0 senior credits in Physics and at least 1.0 of these credits must be at the 400 level.

  2. Program must include at least 9.0 and no more than 11.0 senior Physics credits.

  3. For progression into the next year, and for graduation, the requirement will be a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.00 (C) calculated on the Physics courses and a minimum overall GPA of 5.00 (C).

  4. Maximum of 7.0 100-level credits are allowed.


All courses listed are one-half credit, except for:
* 1 credit course
0.25 credit course