Physics is the study of how the universe works and why it works that way, with a focus on  understanding matter, energy, and the interactions between the two. Taking this degree will prepare you for a wide range of career options and graduate school, and is a good springboard into other areas of scientific study.


The Physics program in the Faculty of Science offers concentrations in biology, chemistry and mathematics. You can start this program at the Surrey campus. 

Degree: Bachelor of Science

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Admmission requirements for 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

Applying to the major program

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: Physics or (available only in Fall) Physics - 1st yr Surrey

The minor program

See the description in the Academic Calendar. You can add a minor to any major.

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:

  • Acoustical Physicist
  • Astrophysicist
  • Biophysicist
  • Engineer
  • Geophysicist
  • Health Physicist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Nuclear Physicist
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Research Physicist
  • Technical Consultant