Physics is the quest to understand all natural phenomena using scientific methods.
Research in physics has led to revolutionary discoveries like lasers, magnetic resonance imaging, fibre optic communications, and transistors. These developments, and those following from fundamental physics research, have had, and will have, great importance upon human society in the twenty-first century.
The University of Winnipeg has a nationally recognized Physics Department, which offers an excellent learning atmosphere, fostered by small class sizes and individual attention from professors. Our professors’ research spans a broad range of topics – from subatomic physics (especially neutron and neutrino particles), the inner workings of the nucleus, and the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in diagnosing disease, to the inner workings of black holes, higher-dimensional cosmology, superstrings and quantum gravity. Students often participate in these research activities and many find summer employment with the various research groups.
Students can study for their Bachelor of Science degree (3-year, 4-year, or Honours). Different specialized streams are also available for each degree type, such as: Chemical Physics, Computational Physics, Medical Physics, and Mathematical Physics. If you’re interested in becoming a teacher, Physics can be used as a teachable subject in our Education program.