Academic Calendar - 2024

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2024

Western Main Campus

Faculty of Science - Physics and Astronomy

Admission Requirements

Completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% in 3.5 principal courses, with no mark in these principal courses below 60%:

1.0 course from: (Physics 1201A/B, Physics 1401A/B, Physics 1501A/B, the former Physics 1301A/B or 80% in the former Physics 1028A/B) and (Physics 1202A/B, Physics 1402A/B, Physics 1502A/B, the former Physics 1302A/B or 80% in the former Physics 1029A/B).
1.0 course: (Calculus 1000A/B or Calculus 1500A/B or Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1412A/B) and (Calculus 1501A/B (recommended) or Calculus 1301A/B with a minimum mark of 85% or Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1414A/B); or the former Applied Mathematics 1413 or the former Applied Mathematics 1412A/B and the former Applied Mathematics 1414A/B.
0.5 course: Mathematics 1600A/B or Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1411A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 1411A/B.
0.5 additional course from the Faculty of Science. It is highly recommended that students complete one of the following: Chemistry 1301A/B, Chemistry 1302A/B, Computer Science 1025A/B or Computer Science 1026A/B, Data Science 1000A/B or the former Statistical Sciences 1024A/B.
0.5 additional course.

Module/Program Information

10.0 courses:

3.0 courses: Astronomy 2201A/B, Astronomy 2801A/B, Astronomy 3302A/B, Astronomy 3303A/B, Astronomy 4101A/B, Astronomy 4602A/B.
1.0 course: Calculus 2502A/B, Calculus 2503A/B.
1.0 course: Applied Mathematics 2402A/B or the former Differential Equations 2402A, Applied Mathematics 3815A/B.
2.0 courses: Physics 2101A/B, Physics 2102A/B, Physics 2110A/B, and Physics 2910F/G (or the former Physics 2900E)
2.0 courses:
Physics 3151A/B, Physics 3200A/B, Physics 3300A/B, and Physics 3400A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 3900F/G/Z, Physics 3926F/G.
0.5 course: Physics 4351A/B.

Students must also complete Physics 2950Y, Physics 3950Y and Physics 4950Y (non-credit seminar courses).