Applied Physics

In Applied Physics, you'll learn how to use physics to solve career-oriented problems. This program deals with practical applications of physics concepts, and combines physics and math with other disciplines like computer science, engineering and chemistry.


The Applied Physics program in the Faculty of Science includes a range of courses from chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics. You can start this program at the Surrey campus. 

Degree: Bachelor of Science

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Admission requirements for Applied Physics

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12, please see the program specific requirements listed for 2020. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Science
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: Applied Physics or (available only in Fall) Applied Physics - 1st yr Surrey

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

Not sure where to start? Career Services can help you explore your options and create possibilities.

  • Aeronautical Scientist
  • Astrophysicist
  • Biophysicist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Consultant
  • Engineer
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Physicist
  • Project Manager
  • Researcher
  • Systems Analyst