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.

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New suite of recognition cards and eNotes now available

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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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