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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Units Undergraduate Programs and Courses Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies Department of Physics Physics Programs
Physics Programs

The department offers programs leading to Bachelor and Master of Science degrees.

Students interested in computer hardware or software are advised of the Computer Science Minor, found in the Department of Computer Science, Computer Science Programs section of the calendar.

1. BSc (Physics Major)

Three Year program
The student is referred to the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies regulations requirement on the necessary average mark to continue in a physics major program.

First Year:
(a) Physics 1101
(b) Mathematics 1180
(c) Chemistry 1110, 1130
(d) One and one-half FCE elective.
(e) Computer Science 0411 or 1411

Second Year:
(a) Physics 2111, 2151, 2211, 2311, 2331 and 2332
(b) Mathematics 2111 and 2131
(c) One FCE elective

Third Year:
(a) Physics 3113, 3211 and 3231
(b) One half-course in Physics at the third or fourth year level
(c) Mathematics 3131 and 3133
(d) Two FCE electives

Further Requirements:
1. Lakehead University allows no more than seven FCE first year courses to be taken.
2. Lakehead University requires that no first year course be taken in the third year without written approval of the Dean of Science and Environmental Studies.

HBSc (Computer Science) Hardware Option
The Honours BSc (Computer Science) Hardware Option is designed for students interested in computer hardware and software, computer controlled instrumentation, virtual reality modelling, and simultation of physical systems.
Students wishing to complete the requirements for a BSc in Physics following the HBSc (Computer Science) Hardware Option program must complete Chemistry 1110/1130 and Physics 2111 and 3113 and have a total of at least 6 FCEs in Physics. See Department of Computer Science, Computer Science Programs.

2. Honours BSc (Physics Major)

Four Year program
A cumulative average of 70% in all Physics courses is required.

First Year:
(a) Physics 1101
(b) Mathematics 1180
(c) Chemistry 1110, 1130
(d) One and one-half FCE elective.
(e) Computer Science 0411 or 1411

Second Year:
(a) Physics 2111, 2151, 2211, 2311, 2331 and 2332
(b) Mathematics 2111 and 2131
(d) One FCE elective

Third Year:
(a) Physics 3113, 3211 and 3231
(b) Physics 4113 or 4171
(c) Physics 3371 or 4211
(d) A Physics half-course elective at the third or fourth year level
(e) Mathematics 3131 and 3133
(f) One FCE elective

Fourth Year:
(a) Physics 4115, 4411 and 4412
(b) Physics 4113 or 4171 (the one not previously taken)
(c) Physics 3371 or 4211 (the one not previously taken)
(d) A Physics half-course elective at the third or fourth year level
(e) Two FCE electives

3. Honours BSc (Physics)

Co-operative Program
A cumulative average of 70% in all Physics courses is required.

Students satisfying all the requirements for the Honours BSc (Physics) program may elect to take the Co-operative Option, subject to the approval of the Department. In addition to the academic courses in the Honours BSc (Physics) program, four of the five co-operative work terms, denoted Physics 29903990, 3992, 4990 and 4992, must be completed satisfactorily. The last term of the student's program must be an academic term and both fall and winter work terms must be included.

Departmental recommendations for work term placements will be made in the first three weeks of the academic term preceding one or more work terms. The University will provide employment counselling and contacts with participating employers for each student prior to each work period and will make all reasonable efforts to obtain placement. However, the achievement of employment is the result of a resumé and interview process and ultimate success in placement depends on the employer/employee interaction.

First Year:
Same as Honours BSc (Physics Major)

Second Year (Fall and Winter):
Same as Honours BSc (Physics Major)

Second Year (Spring/Summer):
Optional co-operative work term (Physics 2990)

Third Year (Fall):
(a) Physics 3113, 3211 and 3231
(b) Physics 4113 or 4171
(c) Mathematics 3131

Third Year (Winter):
Co-operative work term (Physics 3990)

Third Year (Spring/Summer):
Co-operative work term (Physics 3992)

Fourth Year (Fall):
(a) Physics 4115 and 4411
(b) Physics 4113 or 4171 (the one not previously taken)
(c) One FCE elective

Fourth Year (Winter):
(a) Physics 3371 or 4211
(b) One half-course in physics at the third or fourth year level
(c) One FCE elective
(d) Mathematics 3133

Fourth Year (Spring/Summer):
Co-operative work term (Physics 4990)

Fifth Year (Fall):
Co-operative work term (Physics 4992)

Fifth Year (Winter):
(a) Physics 3371 or 4211 (the one not previously taken)
(b) Physics 4412
(c) One half-course in Physics at the third or fourth year level
(d) One FCE elective


4. BSc (Mathematics and Physics Majors)

Three Year program
See Department of Mathematical Sciences, Science Programs.


5. Honours BSc (Mathematical Physics Major)

Four Year program
Basic requirement: a student may enter the Honours BSc program in mathematical physics after the first year providing an overall B average has been obtained in the physics courses of that year and all other courses have been completed satisfactorily.

The program is the same as the Honours BSc (Physics Major) program except that Mathematics 2255, 2275 and 3171 must be taken in place of elective courses, while Physics 4411 and 4412 are replaced by one FCE elective.


6. Honours BSc (Physics) with Major Concentration in Applied Bio-Molecular Science

Four Year program
This is a program designed for students interested in medical physics, medicine, biotechnology instrumentation, or biological physics research. Courses which count towards the Major Concentration in Applied Bio-Molecular Science are indicated below with an asterisk.

First Year:
(a) Physics 1101
(b) Mathematics 1180
(c) Chemistry 1110* and 1130*
(d) One full course equivalent elective
(e) Computer Science 0411 or 1411
(f) Biology 2171*

Second Year:
(a) Physics 2211, 2311, 2331 and 2332
(b) Physics 2111 or 2151
(c) Mathematics 2111 and 2131
(d) Biology 2711* and Biology 2230*
(e) Chemistry 2211*

Third Year:
(a) Physics 3113, 3211 and 3231
(b) Physics 2111 or 2151 (the one not previously taken)
(c) One FCE in Physics at the third or fourth year level
(d) Mathematics 3131 and 3133
(e) Chemistry 2231*
(f) Anthropology 3138* or Biology 2910*

Fourth Year:
(a) Physics 4411 and 4412
(b) Three half-courses in Physics at the fourth year level
(c) Two* of: Anthropology 3136, 3139, 4417, 4419Biology 3250, 3330, 3711, 4230 or 4711
(d) Chemistry 3251
(e) One FCE elective

7. BSc (Geology with Major Concentration in Physics)

See Department of Geology, Geology Programs.

8. Honours BSc (Geology with Major Concentration in Physics)

See Department of Geology, Geology Programs.



9. Concurrent Programs with Education

A. The Honours BSc (Physics) degree is offered concurrently with a Bachelor of Education degree. Prior to the Professional Year, students should follow the HBSc program requirements; however, they should also include the prior to entry into the Professional Year requirements of the Primary-Junior, Junior-Intermediate, or Intermediate-Senior Specializations, as listed on pages 70-71. For more information about concurrent programs, see the Faculty of Education, Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education, starting on page 65. Note: For students in concurrent honours bachelor degree programs, 1.5 FCEs of required Education courses will be taken instead of electives in the HBSc program, prior to entering the Professional Year.

B. The BSc (Physics) 3-year degree is offered concurrently with a Bachelor of Education degree. For more information about the concurrent bachelor degree programs, see the Faculty of Education, Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education, starting on page 65.

10. Master of Science degree in Physics

See Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Programs offered by the Department of Physics.