You are here

Physical Sciences

Students considering, or enrolled in, a program in Physical Sciences should note the following:

1.    MATA30H3 is a strictly enforced corequisite for both PHYA10H3 and PHYA11H3.
2.    Any one of MATA35H3, MATA36H3, or MATA37H3 is a suitable corequisite for PHYA21H3 and PHYA22H3. However, please keep in mind that:
        a.    MATA35H3 is the course best suited for students in life sciences programs that are not planning to pursue further physical sciences programs or advanced MAT courses.
        b.    MATA36H3 is the recommended course for students interested in programs in physical sciences and not planning on advanced MAT courses.
        c.    MATA37H3 is the recommended course for students interested in programs in physical sciences in conjunction with advanced MAT courses.
3.    Students planning to combine a program listed below with any program in mathematics are advised to take MATA37H3 as this course provides the background and pre-requisite for advanced MAT courses.
4.    The course MATA67H3 is a pre-requisite for MATA37H3. Additionally, MATA67H3 is a recommended course for students pursuing any of the programs listed below as it will enhance the foundational skills required for discussions on the theories presented in advanced courses in PHY, AST, and MAT.
5.    Given the current nature of research in the Physical Sciences, students interested in any of the programs listed below are advised to take an introductory course in programming in their first year of studies. Suitable options include CSCA08H3 for students with interest in subsequent programming courses, or CSCA20H3 for students without interest in subsequent programming courses.
6.    The course MATB24H3 is a strongly recommended option for students in their second year of studies following any of the programs listed below. This course will enhance the mathematical preparation of students for topics in core areas of Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetism, and Quantum Mechanics, as well as provide quantitative and analytical skills needed for advanced studies in most fields in physical sciences.

Combined Degree Programs, Honours Bachelor of Science (various) or Honours Bachelor of Arts (various)/ Master of Teaching

The Combined Degree Programs for Honours Bachelor of Science/Honours Bachelor of Arts programs at UTSC (various) and the Master of Teaching (MT) offered by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education are designed for students interested in studying the intersections of the Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, or French, and Education coupled with professional teacher preparation. They allow exceptional students who are registered in specified Specialist and Major programs to apply during their third year of studies, and be considered, for admission to the MT.

The Combined Degree Programs options include:

  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching 

For more information, including Admission and Program requirements, see the Combined Degree Programs section of this Calendar.

Service Learning and Outreach
For an experiential learning opportunity that also serves others, consider the course CTLB03H3 (Introduction to Service Learning), which can be found in the "Teaching and Learning” section of the Calendar.