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Bachelor of Science, Major in Physics

 

Earn a Bachelor of Science – Physics Major at Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers Universy offers the Physics major in two study streams — with or without the co-operative work-experience option. The academic specialization of this degree prepares students for further study (graduate) in physics and astronomy while the co-op aspect provides a wide range of practical and hands-on experience in applied scientific fields.

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 4 years
Intake: September / January / May
Tuition Fee:
  • C$6,900/semester (up to 12 credits/4 courses)
  • C$8,400/semester (15 credits/5 courses)
  • each additional credit: C$500 (fall/winter) C$575 (summer)
Location: Kamloops, Canada

Careers

Physics graduates have gone on to work as teachers, professors, engineers, medical physicists, research scientists, astronomers, automotive industry, electronics and audio industry, manufacturing industry, laboratory technicians, and space research.

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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.

Tatiana Fedotova, Events Co-ordinator

Courses included

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

Opportunities for students

The department 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.