Distinguishing features of physics at Mount Allison include a challenging and innovative curriculum taught within a supportive, personal atmosphere.
Many of our courses, including the first year courses, are taught using an experiential physics approach (learn physics by experiencing physics.) In these courses you will spend most of your time in collaborative student groups, discovering and applying physics directly in a hands-on and minds-on fashion.
- major and honours programs in physics
- combined honours in mathematics and physics
- combined honours in computer science and physics
- minors in physics and astronomy
Please consult the Academic Calendar for program requirements. Flow-charts on program specific courses are below.
University regulations require that you apply for honours by December of your third year by filling out the declaration to pursue honours form.
In order to apply for honours:
- your current cumulative GPA must be at the minimum standard required for honours (see section 10.10.4 of the Academic Calendar for details.)
- you must also arrange for a supervisor — you should talk to potential faculty supervisors in research area(s) of interest to you (see the undergraduate research section of the opportunities for students page for more information on faculty research interests)
While all courses specifically required on degree programs are offered every year, elective courses are usually offered once every second year.
One feature of our Department is that many courses, including Physics 1041 and 1051, are taught by an experiential physics approach, which means you learn physics through collaborative, experiential learning activities.
You can check out a recommended course sequence on the flow and outline charts below. Please e-mail any potential conflicts/comments you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consult the Academic Calendar for a full list of courses and their descriptions.
Course flow charts
Major in physics
Honours computer science and physics
Honours mathematics and physics
Minors in physics
A program advisor provides information and advice on your selection of courses and degree requirements.
The program advisor for physics is David Fleming.
Graduate studies advisor
For current Mount Allison undergraduate students: advice and information on applying to graduate school, graduate scholarships, the GRE, etc., please contact David Fleming.
Subject to change- Courses as listed in CONNECT are considered the most up to date.
1051 General Physics I
2251 Classical Waves
2801 Data Acquisition & Analysis
3101 Electricity and Magnetism
3821 Quantum Mechanics
1041 Physics for the Life Sciences
1551 General Physics II
3451 Methods of Mathematical Physics
3811 Modern Physics
1031 Stars, Galaxies and the Universe
3581 Medical Physics and Electronics
1021 Solar System Astronomy
3361 Digital Signal Processing
4201 Solid State Physics
3021 Life in the Universe
4311 Modern Optics
4411 Modern Optics
4831 Advanced Quantum Mechanics
4851 Fundamental Paricles
1401 The Physics of Music and Sounds
3751 Energy Production & the Environment
4101 Electromagnetic Theory
Physics/Chemistry 3231- Physical Chemistry II: Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy offered at the discretion of the Dept. of Chemistry