The UBC Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with a Major in Physics.

  • The department also offers Honours, Combined Majors, Combined Honours, and a dual degree in Physics and Education. See the Dual Degree Program in Science and Education for more information
  • Students without Physics 11 or 12 are required to take UBC PHYS 100 (Langara PHYS 1118)
  • Students may select their electives so as to obtain a concentration in an area of their interest. See the Physics and Astronomy Specialization Guide for an outline of appropriate courses and other information

Useful links when using this course planning worksheet:

UBC Calendar
UBC Department Website
BC Transfer Guide
Langara Diagnostic Tests

 


First Year

UBC Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

Communications Requirement1

6

Two of:

ENGL 1123

SCIE 1113 or 1114

ENGL 1129              

ENGL 1100

6

CHEM 1212

4

CHEM 1120 & 12202

8

MATH 100 or 104 or 110

3

MATH 1153/1253 or 1171 or 1173/1183 or 1174

3-6

MATH 101 or 105

3

MATH 1271 or 1273/1283 or 1274

3-4

PHYS 1173

3

PHYS 11253

4

PHYS 118 & 119

4

PHYS 1225

4

Electives4

7

Electives4

7

 
Second Year

UBC Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

MATH 200

3

MATH 2371

3

MATH 215

3

MATH 2475

3

MATH 221

3

MATH 2362

3

PHYS 200

3

PHYS 2424

3

PHYS 216

3

PHYS 2323

3

PHYS 219, 229

3

Unavailable

0

PHYS 210

3

Unavailable

0

Electives4

8

Electives4

8

 

Footnotes:

1 For full list of acceptable courses see Communication Requirement

2 LANG CHEM 1120 (4) & 1220 (4) = UBCV CHEM 121 (4) & 123 (4)

Students lacking Physics 12 must take UBCV PHYS 100 (LANG PHYS 1118) before taking any other PHYS course

4 The number of elective credits in each year is chosen to make the yearly total be 30. Students are permitted to move elective credits between years. At least 24 credits must be completed each year for majors. Electives must be selected to ensure that the Faculty of Science Arts, Biology, and Breadth requirements are met

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 March 2022