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Bachelor of Science – Physics


Earn a Bachelor of Science – Physics at Thompson Rivers University

A BSc with Physics major at Thompson Rivers University combines rigorous training in the ideas and concepts of the physical world with practical experience in electronics, computing, data acquisition, optics and other fundamental topics. A strong base for the students to expand their expertise in applied science and technology fields.

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years
Intake: January / May / September
Tuition Fee: C$9,177 per semester
Location: Kamloops, Canada

The knowledge this Physics major at Thompson Rivers University provides well-equipped labs at all undergraduate levels. It also houses modern computer labs available to students as instructional resources. A host of facilities and resources are found in and around the campus to accommodate all types of activities and outings throughout the seasons.

Courses included:

  • Fundamentals of Physics
  • Mechanics and Waves
  • Thermodynamics, Electricity and Magnetism
  • Applied Physics
  • Physics for Respiratory Therapists
  • Relativity and Quanta

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Before coming to TRU, I couldn’t even imagine how fast my life would change here. TRU gave
me all the opportunities I was looking for to unearth my true potential. I’ve met people from
various parts of the world, gained real-world work experience and most importantly, I have
learned more about myself. Being a part of the TRU community has been one of the most
meaningful and rewarding experiences in my life. One of the best things I did in my program
was my co-op. I put my learning into direct practice right away and that helped me secure a full
time position after I graduated.

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Graduates are hired by high-tech industries doing scientific research and development work. The major is also a good starting point for those who want to enter professions in law, medicine, architecture, teaching and dentistry.