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Applied physics is a branch of physics that focuses on the technological or practical use of the discipline.

It uses the science of physics to solve engineering problems or develop new technologies.

Program overview

Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree options:

  •  Any degree, minor in applied physics

Other degree options in the field of physics at Mount Allison:

Mount Allison's physics department promotes a personal experience for students, with experiential learning as a key feature – students learn through collaborative, hands-on activities.

Students pursuing applied physics at Mount Allison may take courses in: 

  • analog electronics and signal processing
  • digital signal processing
  • electronics
  • medical physics
  • thermodynamics
  • energy production and transfer

Find a list of applied physics courses in the academic calendar – physics.

Not sure about the difference between a major, a minor, and an honours?

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