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Physics and Astronomy

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Discover the science that allows us to explore other worlds. Dive in to gravity, relativity, quantum mechanics or galaxies. Develop your problem-solving skills. Work with experts on research projects that enjoy local and international connections. You’ll also have access to world-class equipment and facilities.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional


  • Aerospace professional
  • Data scientist
  • Financial expert
  • Government policy maker or analyst
  • Industrial research and development professional
  • Information technologist
  • Management consultant
  • Scientific computing professional

Sample courses

  • Introduction to Astrophysics – PHYS 250
  • Introduction to Cosmology – ASTR 405
  • Introductory Quantum Physics – PHYS 215
  • Particle Physics – PHYS 424


Apply to the Faculty of Science (Undeclared) as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

You can declare this program as your major after one or more years of full-time study.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

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