Physics and Philosophy Specialist (Science Program) - ASSPE2584

Physics has deep historical roots in natural philosophy and many aspects of contemporary Physics raise profound philosophical questions about the nature of reality. The interdisciplinary Physics and Philosophy Program allows the student to engage with both Physics and Philosophy at their deepest levels, and to more fully explore the connections between them.

Consult Associate Chair (Undergraduate Studies), Department of Physics or Philosophy.

Enrolment Requirements

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.

Completion Requirements

(15.0 credits, including at least 1.5 credits at the 400-level)

First Year: (2.5 credits)

( MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1, MAT223H1/​ MAT240H1, PHY131H1/​ PHY151H1, PHY132H1/​ PHY152H1 (The courses MAT137Y1, MAT223H1, PHY151H1, PHY152H1 are recommended.)

First or Second Year: (1.5 credits)

1.5 credits of: PHL232H1/​ PHL233H1/​ PHL240H1/​ PHL245H1/​ HPS250H1/​ PHL255H1 ( PHL245H1 may only be counted here if MAT157Y1 is not taken)

Second Year: (3.0 credits)

MAT237Y1/​ MAT257Y1/​ MAT235Y1, MAT244H1/​ MAT267H1, PHY250H1, PHY254H1, PHY256H1 (The courses MAT237Y1, MAT244H1 are recommended.)

Third Year: (2.0 credits)

MAT334H1/​ MAT354H1, PHY252H1, ( PHY350H1/​ PHY354H1), PHY356H1

Fourth Year: (1.0 credit)

PHY456H1, PHY491H1

Any Year: (5.0 credits)

( PHL345H1/​ PHL347H1), PHL355H1, PHL356H1, ( PHL415H1/​ PHL455H1/​ PHL482H1), plus 1.0 credit of ( PHL325H1/​ PHL331H1/​ PHL332H1/​ PHL346H1/​ PHL354H1/​ PHL357H1) plus 2.0 additional PHL credits, at least 0.5 credit of which must be from Course Group 2 - Value Theory (The courses PHL265H1, PHL275H1 are recommended.)


Group 2 - Value Theory:
PHL265H1, PHL295H1, PHL365H1, PHL366H1, PHL370H1, PHL375H1, PHL407H1, PHL412H1, PHL413H1, PHL483H1