Physics

Physics is the study of how matter and energy interact in our everyday lives. Our experienced teachers and researchers will provide you with hands-on training that emphasizes problem solving, and the most advanced technology and mathematical methods.

As a Physics student, you will be exposed to cutting-edge information on the following topics:

  • Mechanics and Gravitation
  • Lasers and Optics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Medical Physics

Our program fulfills a broad, comprehensive understanding of the basic laws of Nature. We encourage a multidisciplinary education and the flexibility to combine your Physics degree with a Co-operative Education option, or additional studies in Mathematics, Geology, Biomedical Physics and Education.

Lakehead Advantage

You will benefit from small class sizes that ensure individual attention, mentorship opportunities, and access to one-on-one time with faculty members. You will be provided with ample opportunity to enhance your classroom experience through a research-oriented undergraduate thesis or through summer research positions with faculty or local organizations. 

We are a NSERC Create Program in Medical Imaging Detector Technologies partner institution along with the University of Waterloo and the University of Saskatchewan. The NSERC Create Program in Medical Imaging Detector Technologies is a collaborative training program designed to consolidate medical imaging-related science and engineering research, including commercial and translational aspects of technology development. 

In addition to specialized courses, we also offer a summer school with the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI) to expand your knowledge on the medical imaging field. For more information visit the NSERC Create Program in Medical Imaging Detector Technologies page.

Applying to Lakehead University is easy and we are here to help you along the way.

Step 1 – Determine your general admission requirements:

To determine your general admission requirements, select one of the definitions below:

Ontario High School Students
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD);
  • A minimum of 6 Grade 12U or M courses, or equivalent, including program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum 70%* overall final average**

*Higher averages may be required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of available spaces.
**Admission averages are calculated using the top 6 Grade 12 U or M courses.  

Other Canadian High School Students
 General Admission Requirements: 
  • Completion of Grade 12 and the Secondary School Diploma (see the Program Specific Prerequisites section for your particular provinces requirements);
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum 70%* overall final average

*Higher averages may be required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of available spaces.

International HS/ College or University
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent (For most countries, the same academic preparation as is required for university entrance in that country is required for consideration. Refer to Admission Requirements by Country.) 
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian)

    Note: Meeting the minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.

Canadian College
 General Admission Requirements:

College transfer applicants who are applying to a program that does not have a college transfer pathway are eligible for admission consideration if they have:

  • Completed a minimum of 1 year of full-time academic studies at an accredited community college since leaving high school;
  • Completed the appropriate program-specific prerequisite courses; and
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 70%. 
Canadian University
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Attended a university and successful completion of university level course work since leaving high school/college;
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum overall average of C or 60%.
Canadian Bible College
 General Admission Requirements:
  • A minimum overall average of C / 60% or equivalent;
  • College must be accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE);
  • Successfully meets the minimum program specific preparatory course prerequisites at the Grade 12U or M level or equivalent;
  • If not eligible right out of high school, a minimum of two years of full time studies must be completed at the Bible College.

Step 2 – Determine your program-specific prerequisite requirements for your program(s) of choice:

To determine your program-specific prerequisite requirements, choose from the drop-down menus below:

Program Specific Requirements

Please Select Your Applicant Type

  • Mathematical Physics
    Degree:
    Science
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 2 Courses from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 2 Credits from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Earth & Space Science, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 2 Courses from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, and 2 Courses from: Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Math, and 2 Subjects from: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, 2 Courses from: Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, Applied Mathematics 40S, Calculus 40, or Physics 40S; and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Two Science or Math Courses (Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Chemistry, Gr. 12 U Physics, Gr. 12 U Earth & Space Science, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management; or
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 2 Courses from: Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120, Biology 122, Calculus 120, Chemistry 122, Physics 122, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200, or Math 3207, 2 Courses from: Advanced Math 3200, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, Chemistry 3202, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, Math 3207, or Physics 3204; and 6 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, 2 Courses from: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Physics 12, Mathematics 12; and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Math 611B, 2 Courses from: Biology 621, Chemistry 621, Math 621A, Math 621B, Oceanography 621, or Physics 621; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, 4 Semester Courses from: Biology (101 series), Chemistry (202 series), Physics (203 series), or Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II; and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 2 Credits from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Earth & Space Science, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, 2 Courses from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, Foundations of Mathematics 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
  • Physics
    Degree:
    Science and Education (PJ)
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 2 Courses from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 2 Credits from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Earth & Space Science, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 2 Courses from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, and 2 Courses from: Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Math, and 2 Subjects from: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, 2 Courses from: Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, Applied Mathematics 40S, Calculus 40, or Physics 40S; and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Two Science or Math Courses (Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Chemistry, Gr. 12 U Physics, Gr. 12 U Earth & Space Science, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management; or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 2 Courses from: Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120, Biology 122, Calculus 120, Chemistry 122, Physics 122, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200, or Math 3207, 2 Courses from: Advanced Math 3200, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, Chemistry 3202, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, Math 3207, or Physics 3204; and 6 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, 2 Courses from: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Physics 12, Mathematics 12; and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Math 611B, 2 Courses from: Biology 621, Chemistry 621, Math 621A, Math 621B, Oceanography 621, or Physics 621; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, 4 Semester Courses from: Biology (101 series), Chemistry (202 series), Physics (203 series), or Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II; and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 2 Credits from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Earth & Space Science, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, 2 Courses from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, Foundations of Mathematics 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
  • Physics
    Degree:
    Science and Education (IS)
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 2 Courses from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 2 Credits from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Earth & Space Science, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 2 Courses from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, and 2 Courses from: Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Math, and 2 Subjects from: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, 2 Courses from: Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, Applied Mathematics 40S, Calculus 40, or Physics 40S; and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Two Science or Math Courses (Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Chemistry, Gr. 12 U Physics, Gr. 12 U Earth & Space Science, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management; or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 2 Courses from: Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120, Biology 122, Calculus 120, Chemistry 122, Physics 122, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200, or Math 3207, 2 Courses from: Advanced Math 3200, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, Chemistry 3202, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, Math 3207, or Physics 3204; and 6 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, 2 Courses from: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Physics 12, Mathematics 12; and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Math 611B, 2 Courses from: Biology 621, Chemistry 621, Math 621A, Math 621B, Oceanography 621, or Physics 621; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, 4 Semester Courses from: Biology (101 series), Chemistry (202 series), Physics (203 series), or Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II; and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 2 Credits from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Earth & Space Science, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, 2 Courses from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, Foundations of Mathematics 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
  • Physics (Co-op Available)
    Degree:
    Science
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 2 Courses from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 2 Credits from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Earth & Space Science, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 2 Courses from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, and 2 Courses from: Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Math, and 2 Subjects from: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, 2 Courses from: Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, Applied Mathematics 40S, Calculus 40, or Physics 40S; and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Two Science or Math Courses (Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Chemistry, Gr. 12 U Physics, Gr. 12 U Earth & Space Science, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management; or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 2 Courses from: Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120, Biology 122, Calculus 120, Chemistry 122, Physics 122, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200, or Math 3207, 2 Courses from: Advanced Math 3200, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, Chemistry 3202, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, Math 3207, or Physics 3204; and 6 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, 2 Courses from: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Physics 12, Mathematics 12; and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Math 611B, 2 Courses from: Biology 621, Chemistry 621, Math 621A, Math 621B, Oceanography 621, or Physics 621; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, 4 Semester Courses from: Biology (101 series), Chemistry (202 series), Physics (203 series), or Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II; and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 2 Credits from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Earth & Space Science, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, 2 Courses from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, Foundations of Mathematics 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
  • Physics with Major Concentration in Biomedical Physics
    Degree:
    Science
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 2 Courses from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 2 Credits from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Earth & Space Science, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, 2 Courses from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, and 2 Courses from: Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Math, and 2 Subjects from: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, 2 Courses from: Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, Applied Mathematics 40S, Calculus 40, or Physics 40S; and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Two Science or Math Courses (Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Chemistry, Gr. 12 U Physics, Gr. 12 U Earth & Space Science, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management; or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 2 Courses from: Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120, Biology 122, Calculus 120, Chemistry 122, Physics 122, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200, or Math 3207, 2 Courses from: Advanced Math 3200, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, Chemistry 3202, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, Math 3207, or Physics 3204; and 6 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, 2 Courses from: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Physics 12, Mathematics 12; and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Math 611B, 2 Courses from: Biology 621, Chemistry 621, Math 621A, Math 621B, Oceanography 621, or Physics 621; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, 4 Semester Courses from: Biology (101 series), Chemistry (202 series), Physics (203 series), or Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II; and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, 2 Credits from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Earth & Space Science, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, 2 Courses from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, Foundations of Mathematics 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course


As a first year Physics student you will be required to take the following courses:

  • Physics 1211 & 1212 – Introductory Physics I & II
  • Mathematics 1171 & 1172 – Calculus I & II
  • Chemistry 1110 & 1130 – Introductory Chemistry I & II
  • Computer Science 0411 – Elementary Computing OR Computer Science 1411 – Computer Programming I

The balance of your courses will be electives of your choosing, one-half of which will be from the Faculty of Science & Environmental Studies. If you are pursuing a Mathematical Physics degree or a double major, your first year requirements will differ. Please visit our Academic Calendar for program details. 

We provide a Co-Operative Education option that will supplement your education with work experience in industries that specialize in physics-based technologies such as semiconductor and communications, medical physics, or meteorology. Placements take place in the summer terms between third, fourth and fifth year, and the fall term of fifth year. For more information, visit our Co-Operative Option Program page.

We have many student-run societies and clubs that cater to virtually any interest! These organizations are integral to our sense of community on campus. They host events, fundraisers, workshops, and competitions to bring people together and raise awareness for unique topics and issues. Visit our Student Clubs and Associations page for more information, as well as a listing of Student Centres.

Expand your knowledge and academic experience overseas through Lakehead University’s Study Abroad Program. In third and fourth year, our students have gone on to supplement their studies in places as far as Korea, Singapore, and Sweden, all while gaining transferable credits to be applied to their Interdisciplinary Studies Degree. Study abroad opportunities can last up to one academic year. For more information visit our Study Abroad page.  


More information about Payment Methods, and Payment Due Dates can be found here: Student Fees Information



Science
Thunder Bay
YearTuitionAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$6,649.45
$1,002.74
$7,652.19
$4,327.47
$3,324.72
$1,329.89
$1,434.84
$664.95
$717.42
2
$6,617.62
$982.74
$7,600.36
$4,291.55
$3,308.81
$1,323.52
$1,428.47
$661.76
$714.24
3
$6,572.55
$982.74
$7,555.29
$4,269.02
$3,286.27
$1,314.51
$1,419.46
$657.26
$709.73
4
$5,998.10
$982.74
$6,980.84
$3,981.79
$2,999.05
$1,199.62
$1,304.57
$599.81
$652.29
YearTuitionAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$22,601.25
$1,002.74
$23,603.99
$12,303.37
$11,300.62
$4,520.25
$4,625.20
$2,260.13
$2,312.60
2-4
$22,601.25
$982.74
$23,583.99
$12,283.37
$11,300.62
$4,520.25
$4,625.20
$2,260.13
$2,312.60
In addition to the above, International Students must pay the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) which is payable in full with your first installment. Please click here for more information about UHIP

2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Students (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Athletic Building FundSABFF70.00
Student Athletic SocietySATHF115.18
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF60.57
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF30.00
LU Services Subtotal 300.75
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fee  
LUSU Fee  128.00
Referenda  17.00
Nanabijou  5.00
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) Fees  16.74
LUSU Fee Subtotal SLUSF166.74
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Services Fees  
 LUSU Capital Fund SBLDF 47.25
 LU Radio SRADF 10.00
 LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance* SMEDF 325.00
 LUSU Bus Pass Fee** SLBUS133.00
 LUSU Services Subtotal 515.25
Total 982.74

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance cost is $325.00. The policy is effective September 1, 2018 for the 12 months ending August 31, 2019. All full-time undergraduate students* who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs for 2018FW by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.
- Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions.
- For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

** The LUSU Bus Pass (U-Pass) Fee - All full-time undergraduate students* who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs for 2018FW by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.
   * Co-op students and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.


2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for 1st Year Full-Time Students (Thunder Bay)
 Code Amount
 1st Year Students Orientation Fee SORIE 20.00
 LUSU and LU Services Total  982.74
 Total  1002.74
2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)
Amount (0.5FCE)
Athletic Building FundSABFF14.007.00
Student Athletic SocietySATHF23.0411.52
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF5.002.50
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF12.116.06
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF6.003.00
LUSU Capital FundSBLDF9.454.73
LU RadioSRADF2.001.00
LUSU Fee (includes CFS & Referenda listed below)SLUSF33.3516.67
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) Fee 3.351.67
Referenda 4.402.20
 Total 104.9552.47
    
2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students in Distance Education Courses Only (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)
LUSU Fee, CFS Fee & ReferendaSLUSF33.3516.67
Total 33.2916.65
2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Students (Orillia) Code Amount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Student Athletic SocietySATHO92.16
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO60.57
LU Services Subtotal 177.73
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fee  
LUSU Fee 128.00
Canadian Federation of Students Fee  16.74
Referenda 7.00
LUSU Fee SubtotalSLUSO151.74
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Services Fees  
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO47.25
LUSU U-Pass FeeSLBUO115.50
LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance**SMEDF325.00
LUSU Services Subtotal 487.75
Total 817.22

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance cost is $325.00. The policy is effective September 1, 2018 for the 12 months ending August 31, 2019. All full-time undergraduate students* who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs for 2018FW by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.

- Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions.

- For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

** The LUSU Bus Pass (U-Pass) Fee - All full-time undergraduate students* who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs for 2018FW by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.

   * Co-op students and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.


 

2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for 1st Year Full-Time Students (Orillia) Code Amount
1st Year Students Orientation FeeSORIO20.00
LUSU and LU Services Total 817.22
Total 837.22
2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students (Orillia)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)
Student Athletic SocietySATHO18.439.22
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO5.002.50
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO12.116.06
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO9.454.73
LUSU Fee (includes CFS & Referenda listed below)SLUSO30.3515.17
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) Fee 3.351.67
Referenda 1.400.70
Total 75.3437.67
    
2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students in Distance Education Courses Only (Orillia)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)
LUSU Fee, CFS Fee & ReferendaSLUSO30.3515.17
Total 30.3515.17