Applied Physics

Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree(s): Bachelor of Science
Campus: Fredericton

Physics is the most fundamental natural science, It examines basic concepts such as energy, force, and spacetime, and all that derives from these, such as mass, charge, matter and its motion. More broadly, it is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the world and universe behave.

Physicists want to really understand how the world works and the applied physics degree focuses on developments that depend on that understanding. The applied physics program incorporates practical physics courses (for example with applications in the energy and the electronics sectors), and allows room for electives in other Faculties such as Engineering and Computer Science.


State of the Art Facilities

UNB is home to some of the best and most up-to-date facilities in the country. We are one of only a few universities with an MRI and our chemistry labs are the best in the country. UNB students have access to the following facilities:

  • Canadian Rivers Institute
  • Centre for Environmental and Molecular Algal Research
  • Planetary and Space Science Centre
  • The Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility
  • MRI Research Centre

More info

For more information, see “Applied Physics” on the the Faculty of Science.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Science" in our admission requirements tool.

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