Department of Physics and Astronomy

Learn about the physical forces that shape life as we know it and define our place in the universe.

Undergraduate programs

Our department offers two main undergraduate concentrations.

Graduate programs

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

Undergraduate Student Support Updates

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Fall 2020 - Mixed Delivery of Courses

Following the recent message from President McCauley announcing that instruction in the fall 2020 term will be provided through a combination of face-to-face and online or remote learning, the Faculty of Science is assessing our course offerings to reflect this approach.

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USC Service Update

As of June 1, the Undergraduate Science Centre (USC) is the home of all undergraduate student support in the Faculty of Science. Student support services are no longer available in department offices.

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CR/F Grades Information

This guide outlines how the Faculty of Science will use CR/F course grades to help you decide if applying for a CR grade is the right choice for you.

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Science Graduate Student Support Update

As part of a recent reorganization within the Faculty of Science we are providing all graduate students with an update on changes to graduate student support and services.  

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

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