Simon Fraser University offers a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with a Major in Physics.

  • In addition to this Major in Physics, SFU’s Physics Department offers three other Majors (Applied Physics, Biological Physics, and Chemical Physics), 5 Honours degrees (Applied Physics, Biological Physics, Chemical Physics, Mathematical Physics, and Physics), and 2 Minors (Nuclear Science and Physics), with each option having its own curriculum
  • The curriculum listed below is for the general Physics major only
  • Students wishing to enrol in physics courses must obtain a C- grade or better in prerequisite courses

Useful links when using this course planning worksheet:

SFU Calendar
SFU Department Website

BC Transfer Guide
Langara Diagnostic Tests

Lower division requirements:

 SFU Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

All of:

CHEM 121

CHEM 1221

CMPT 1202

MATH 152

MATH 251

MATH 252

MATH 260

PHYS 1323

PHYS 1333

PHYS 201

PHYS 211

PHYS 2334

PHYS 234

PHYS 255

PHYS 285

 

4

2

3

3

3

3

3

1

1

1

3

3

3

3

3

All of:

CHEM 1120 or 1121

CHEM 1220 or 11541

CPSC 11502

MATH 1271 or 1273

MATH 2371

MATH 2471

MATH 2475

Unavailable

Unavailable

Unavailable

PHYS 2323

PHYS 24094

Unavailable

Unavailable

PHYS 2424

 

4

4

3

3

3

3

3

0

0

0

3

2

0

0

3

One of:

CMPT 129

or

CMPT 125 & CMPT 1275

or

MACM 203

or

PHYS 395

 

3

 

6

 

2

 

3

One of:

Unavailable

or

CPSC 1160 and/or 11815

or

Unavailable

or

Unavailable

 

0

 

6

 

0

 

0

All of:

MATH 150 or 151

MATH 232 or 240

PHYS 1203 or 1256 or 1407

PHYS 1213 or 1266 or 1417

 

3/4

3

4

4

All of:

MATH 1171 or 1173 or 1253

MATH 1252 or 2362

PHYS 11253

PHYS 12253

 

3

3

4

4

Electives8

 

Electives8

 

 

FOOTNOTES:

LANG CHEM 1220 (4) or 1154 (4) = SFU CHEM 122 (2) & SFU CHEM 126 (2)

Students with computing experience may be able to test out of CMPT 120 to satisfy this requirement

LANG PHYS 1125 (4) & LANG PHYS 1225 (4) = SFU PHYS 120 (3) & SFU PHYS 121 (3) & SFU PHYS 133 (1) 
& SFU PHYS 132 (1)

LANG PHYS 2409 (2) = SFU PHYS 233 (0) & SFU PHYS 2XX (2)

5 Students can choose to take both LANG CPSC 1160 (3) & LANG CPSC 1181 (3) to = SFU CMPT 125 (3) & SFU CMPT 1XX (3), Exemption SFU CMPT 127 (0). Or, students can only take LANG CPSC 1181 (3) to = SFU CMPT 125 (3) & Exemption SFU CMPT 127 (0).

SFU recommends students take PHYS 125 & 126 but Langara does not offer equivalents to these courses. 

Students with credit for SFU PHYS 140 and 141 are not required to complete SFU PHYS 132 or 133

The electives should include SFU W/Q/B requirements

This course planning outline is created by the Langara College Counselling Department and is intended for use only as a guide. It is the students' responsibility to consult original sources to ensure accuracy.

Updated August 2021