Department of Physics and Astronomy

Undergraduate programs

Our department offers two main undergraduate concentrations.

Graduate programs

Pursue a master's or doctorate in one of five specializations.

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Undergraduate Science Centre

The Undergraduate Science Centre (USC) is the home of all undergraduate student support in the Faculty of Science: Science student advising, program coordination, the Science Internship Program, Science Engagement programs and student events. Resources, support, and advising are all provided remotely.

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Graduate Science Centre

As part of a recent reorganization within the Faculty of Science,. the Graduate Science Centre has been created for graduate student support and services.   View current graduate programs, important dates/deadlines, forms and documents, and and contact information for your questions.

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Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

Explore the cosmos

Experience the wonders of the night sky at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, Canada's best-equipped astronomical learning facility.

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