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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Why Physics?

A degree in Physics develops analytical abilities, quantitative skills, communication skills and a strong work ethic that transfers to careers in many fields.

About Physics at Laurier

Our Physics program provides you with a strong foundation in Newtonian physics, electricity, magnetism, optics and electronics, in combination with mathematics. You can choose additional specialized courses in electronics and applied physics.

You’ll also have the option to put your learning into practice by participating in faculty research projects, such as:

  • Controlling light-matter interactions at the nano scale and designing ultra-sensitive biosensors.
  • Constructing fibre lasers.
  • Simulating semiconductor nanostructures.
  • Exploring quantum computers.

Classes in physics are small, which means you’ll have a lot of interaction with your professors.

While exposure to high school computer science and physics is useful, our first-year Computer Science and Physics courses will provide you with the required background.


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