Discover how the world works by investigating the natural laws and processes of non-living matter.
Apply to Physical Sciences and choose one of these eight majors starting in first year, most of which offer co-op as well as regular streams.
Visit our Beyond Ideas website for tips on how to choose a program within the Faculty of Science.
Choose from eight majors
Earn a Bachelor of Science degree
Admission requirements for Physical Sciences majors
Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including
- English (ENG4U) (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
- Advanced Functions (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
- Calculus and Vectors (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
- Two of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Mathematics of Data Management, or Physics (Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and/or Physics are recommended)
Admission averages: Low 80s
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First-year Physical Sciences courses and beyond
Co-op = relevant paid work experience
By alternating school terms and paid co-op work terms throughout your degree, you can explore new career areas and types of employers as your career interests evolve.
Co-op work/study sequences
Fall = September to December, Winter = January to April, Spring = May to August