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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Physics is the ultimate science of nature. It’s the study of all natural phenomena, from the smallest particles that make up matter, to the largest scales of the universe. It’s the foundation for all other sciences and engineering.

You can pursue your studies through the Honours Physics Program (Comprehensive Physics) or you can specialize in Astrophysics or Nanotechnology and Clean Energy.

How to apply and admission requirements

Program Options

  • Comprehensive Physics

    Our Bachelor of Science Physics program combines a comprehensive study of central topics in physics, with the flexibility to take elective courses in different science disciplines (for example, forensic science or chemistry).

    Courses common to all specializations:

    • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
    • Electricity and Magnetism
    • Mechanics
    • Experimental Methods in Physics
    • Modern Physics 
    • Condensed Matter

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  • Nanotechnology and Clean Energy

    Our Nanotechnology and Clean Energy Specialization will give students an understanding of alternative and conventional energy. They will learn about the scientific principles of generating and harvesting energy, while simultaneously minimizing environmental impact.

    Courses in the Nanotechnology and Clean Energy specialization:

    • Introductory Environment Science
    • Biophysics
    • Hydrogen-based Energy Systems and Fuel Cells
    • Emerging Energy Systems
    • Solar Energy and Photovoltaics
    • Physics of Nanotechnology

     View the full academic calendar.

  • Astrophysics

    Our Astrophysics specialization provides a fundamental background in physics and astronomy and emphasizes the current advances and newest technologies in the field of astrophysics. This program will prepare students for graduate work and a wide variety of career options in astronomy and physics.

     Courses in the Astrophysics specialization:

    • Astronomy I: astronomy and the solar system
    • Astronomy II: stars, galaxies and the physics of astronomy
    • Techniques of Modern Astrophysics
    • Cosmology

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