Frequently Asked Questions

What type of careers are pursued by Physics major graduates?

Graduates have gone on to positions in academia (e.g. professors of Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geophysics, Mathematics, Particle Physics, etc.), industry (e.g. Hewlett Packard, Philips, Algorithmics, Analogic, FiberTech, Citigroup, etc.) or have founded their own companies.

How many, and where do Physics major graduates attend graduate school?

Most of the graduates go on to graduate school at Caltech, ETH Zurich, Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley and of course U of T.

Does the Physics major allow me to keep my future career options open?

The variety of careers chosen by our graduates demonstrates that choosing the Physics major keeps your options open for the future. In particular, Physics majorgraduates have been accepted for graduate studies in a variety of engineering fields, in physics and mathematics.

How flexible is the Physics major curriculum?

If you have an interest in a particular field of physics or mathematical physics, the curriculum has the flexibility to allow you to pursue and focus on courses related to those fields.