The Astronomy & Physics Specialist program combines rigorous training in the full spectrum of core physics subfields with their application in astronomy. Lecture courses are complemented by practical courses, and the program culminates in a supervised research project, where all the skills learned are used, and which is intended to be published.
(14 full courses or their equivalent, including at least 4 at the 300+ level, and at least 1 at the 400 level)
1. AST425Y1; PHY350H1, PHY450H1
2. One half course from PHY324H1, PHY357H1, PHY358H1, PHY385H1, PHY407H1, PHY408H1, PHY483H1, JPE395H1
3. One half course from AST430H1, PHY454H1, PHY456H1, PHY460H1, PHY483H1, PHY484H1, PHY495H1
4. HPS200H1/ JPH441H1, or another course with a significant emphasis on Social and Ethical Responsibility approved by the Undergraduate Chair.
1. Second-year students who wish to keep open the option of pursuing a physics specialist degree should consider taking PHY254H1 in 2nd year.
2. Third-year students are invited and fourth-year students are expected to attend the weekly departmental colloquia.