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Department of Physics and Astronomy

Science B 605
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada
Tel: (403) 220-5385

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Tel: (403) 220-8127


An undergraduate degree, such as a Bachelor of Science, is typically pursued by students directly out of high school with no other post-secondary education experience. Students wishing to pursue an undergraduate degree in the Department of Physics and Astronomy can be admitted directly to the Faculty of Science and their program of choice. Our physics and astrophysics programs are almost always completed in four to five years.

For comprehensive information on admission procedures, please contact the prospective student page - a place for all prospective students to visit, includes links to the online application, virtual tours and campus tours.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted beginning in November of the year prior (e.g. November 2015 for fall 2016 admission) and continue until March 1.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the physics and astronomy degree program, you should have:

  • A minimum 75.0% overall Grade 12 average.
  • English 30, Pure Math 30, two science courses at the 30 level from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Math 31, and one other full credit 30 level course. (For information on high school course equivalents from provinces outside Alberta, visit the Admission Requirements page.)
  • Advanced credit may also be issued to those students who present International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP) or Post-Secondary credits. For more information please consult the prospective student website admission page.

International Students

Admission standards forInternational Students vary. International Students who are interested in studying at the University of Calgary should visit the International Students Undergraduate Admission page. Current international students studying at the University of Calgary are asked to contact the International Center.

Transfer and Open Studies (non-degree)

Mature, transferring and visiting students should consult the prospective student website or call the Recruitment and Admissions Office at (403) 210-7625 for specific admission requirements and more information. Open studies (non-degree) students should visit the enrolment services website for a detailed guide on how to register.

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