Physics & Astronomy Programs

The Department of Physics & Astronomy is an international leader in physics innovation and education. With approximately 100 regular faculty members, adjuncts, research staff and post-doctoral fellows, we are committed to educating the next generation of physicists and astronomers, facilitating leading edge research that probes the big and unsolved questions of life and the universe, and developing practical solutions to existing problems.

The Department of Physics & Astronomy offers both undergraduate and graduate programs:

Undergraduate Degree Programs: Our undergraduate programs are designed to provide students with the core competence needed to apply basic physical principles to almost any technical challenge they may face in their diverse careers. At the same time, we strive to expose students to the latest and greatest developments in the field by offering a wide range of specialized talks, special laboratory projects, and through the curriculum itself.

Graduate Degree Programs: Being one of the largest departments within the university, Physics & Astronomy offers a wide range pure and applied research oppotunities for students. Each year, our faculty bring over $20 million in research grants, which enables us to maintain world-class research laboratories and computational facilities, attract distinguished post-doctorate researchers, and support highly skilled engineers and technicians whose expertise is critical to our research.

Our strong academic programs are the basis for an extremely active student body. Student socieities within the Department of Physics & Astronomy organize lecture series, lab tours, social events, and sport teams. These student-led activities supplement the academic programs and allow students to have a well-rounded experience within Physics & Astronomy.

More information about our programs can be found on this website. Please do not hesitate to contact the academic program advisors and coordinators for more information. We look forward to seeing you here at UBC!