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Program Guidance for the Physics Specialist Program

Tips on how to plan for your Physics Specialist Program of Study.

U of T Physics offers a range of Physics research areas for you to explore. But figuring your way around the Undergraduate Calendar to take advantage of these research interests can be a challenge. To help you out, here is some guidance for specific courses you might take to gain in depth knowledge of different fields.

This guide covers the Physics Specialist Program. Please note that the guide assumes you have taken all compulsory courses in any of the respective programs, and bear in mind that these notes are meant as an informal guide. Please contact the Undergraduate Office ( for more advice and guidance.

Content in Program Guidance for the Physics Specialist Program
Modern Optics, Quantum Information, and Quantum Computing
Particle Physics
Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Atmospheric, Environmental, and Climate Physics
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