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.

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