To see a program overview, learn about the unique opportunities offered to students within this degree, and to connect to admission and faculty resource links, review the Physical Sciences program pages.
The Cooperative Education option (in chemistry programs only) offers a solid academic background and valuable job experience. Note that when you start the Cooperative Education option, you will enter the regular program following Year 1 and transfer to the Cooperative Education option in Year 3.
COMMON FIRST YEAR COURSES TO ALL PHYSICAL SCIENCES PROGRAMS 
MATH 1500 (M) Introduction to Calculus or substitutes listed 
Honours and Four Year Major degrees are available.
First Year Courses  Credit Hours 
CHEM 1300 Structure and Modelling in Chemistry  3 
CHEM 1310 Introduction to Physical Chemistry  3 
MATH 1500 (M) Introduction to Calculus or
MATH 1230 (M) Differential Calculus or
MATH 1510 (M) Applied Calculus 1 or
MATH 1520 (M) Introductory Calculus for Management and Social Sciences

3 
MATH 1700 (M) Calculus 2 or
MATH 1232 (M) Integral Calculus or
MATH 1710 (M) Applied Calculus 2

3 
PHYS 1050 Physics 1: Mechanics or
PHYS 1020 (M) General Physics 1

3 
PHYS 1070 Physics 2: Waves and Modern Physics  3 
Faculty of Arts course(s), including a W course  6 
Electives  6 
Total Credit Hours  30 
Honours and Four Year Major degrees are available.
First Year Courses  Credit Hours 
PHYS 1050 Physics 1: Mechanics or
PHYS 1020 (M) General Physics 1

3 
PHYS 1070 Physics 2: Waves and Modern Physics or
PHYS 1030 (M) General Physics 2

3 
MATH 1300 (M) Vector Geometry and Linear Algebra or
MATH 1220 (M) Linear Algebra 1

3 
MATH 1500 (M) Introduction to Calculus or
MATH 1230 (M) Differential Calculus or
MATH 1510 (M) Applied Calculus 1 or
MATH 1520 (M) Introductory Calculus for Management and Social Sciences

3 
MATH 1700 (M) Calculus 2 or
MATH 1232 (M) Integral Calculus or
MATH 1710 (M) Applied Calculus 2

3 
Faculty of Arts course(s), including a W course  6 
Electives  9 
Total Credit Hours  30 
Joint Honours degree
First Year Courses  Credit Hours 
CHEM 1300 Structure and Modelling in Chemistry  3 
CHEM 1310 Introduction to Physical Chemistry  3 
PHYS 1050 Physics 1: Mechanics or
PHYS 1020 (M) General Physics 1

3 
PHYS 1070 Physics 2: Waves and Modern Physics  3 
MATH 1500 (M) Introduction to Calculus or
MATH 1230 (M) Differential Calculus or
MATH 1510 (M) Applied Calculus 1 or
MATH 1520 (M) Introductory Calculus for Management and Social Sciences

3 
MATH 1700 (M) Calculus 2 or
MATH 1232 (M) Integral Calculus or
MATH 1710 (M) Applied Calculus 2

3 
Faculty of Arts course(s), including a W course  6 
Electives  6 
Total Credit Hours  30 
Joint Honours degree
First Year Courses  Credit Hours 
MATH 1220 (M) Linear Algebra 1 or
MATH 1300 (M) Vector Geometry and Linear Algebra

3 
MATH 1230 (M) Differential Calculus or
MATH 1500 (M) Introduction to Calculus or
MATH 1510 (M) Applied Calculus 1

3 
MATH 1232 (M) Integral Calculus or
MATH 1700 (M) Calculus 2 or
MATH 1710 (M) Applied Calculus 2

3 
MATH 1240 (M) Elementary Discrete Mathematics  3 
PHYS 1050 Physics 1: Mechanics or
PHYS 1020 (M) General Physics 1

3 
PHYS 1070 Physics 2: Waves and Modern Physics  3 
COMP 1010 Introductory Computer Science 1  3 
STAT 1150 (M) Introduction to Statistics and Computing  3 
Faculty of Arts course(s), including a W course  6 
Total Credit Hours  30 
^{April 2017}