May 24, 2018  
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Honors in Physics [Science]

The Honors Programs offered by the Department of Physics provide a comprehensive education for students planning advanced degrees and a research or academic career.


  1. Students interested in the Engineering-Physics program should consult Engineering Physics  of the Faculty of Engineering section.
  2. Honors and Specialization Physics students must consult an advisor in the Department of Physics regarding their programs. Note to second-, third- and fourth-year students: Not all 200-, 300- and 400-level Physics and Geophysics courses are offered every year.

Honors in Physics

Continuation in the Honors in Physics program requires successful completion of at least ★24 with a minimum 3.0 GPA in the previous Fall/Winter. In addition, graduation requires a minimum 3.0 GPA on the last ★90 credited to the degree.


  1. By the end of their programs, students must have taken ★18 of Arts options.
  2. PH Pool A options: All 400-level ASTRO; PHYS 415 , PHYS 485 , PHYS 495 .
  3. PH Pool B options: MA PH 451 ; all 400-level MATH; PHYS 458 , PHYS 467 .
  4. PH Pool options: ASTRO 320 , ASTRO 322 ; EAS 370 , EAS 371 , EAS 373 ; all 300- and 400-level GEOPH; all 400-level PHYS; all courses in Pool A and Pool B. Other courses may be taken by prior consent of the Department of Physics.
  5. Credit in SCI 100 will be considered equivalent to MATH 114 , MATH 115 , PHYS 144 , PHYS 146  and ★6 Science options (see details of courses ).
  6. Credit in SCI 151  will be considered equivalent to ★6 Science options.

Year 4

Science Internship Program

A Science Internship Program, is offered to students in the General, Specialization or Honors programs in Physics (see Science Internship Program  for guidelines to the program). The Science Internship designation will appear on the degree parchments of students who have participated in the program and who have also successfully completed PHYS 400 .