Physics at Concordia (en Français)

Physics is the most fundamental science forming the basis for other disciplines to build on. Choosing to study physics is a decision to embrace a challenging but also very gratifying field of activity and work.

As a condition for studying physics, you should have a curious mind interested in understanding how the world works -- energy, matter and their interactions -- and take up the task of building for yourself a solid background in abstract thinking combined with strong skills in problem solving ... more

    • The Department of Physics is very pleased to announce a new program of awards for undergraduate students in physics (major, specialization, and honors programs).
    • For the upcoming academic year 2014-15, prospective students can apply to the Physics Co-op or Physics Professional Experience programs simultaneously with their application in any of the Physics B.Sc. programs (Major, Specialization, Honours). While the Co-op program includes three (3) full work terms, the Professional experience allows students to first try a single work term, and then decide if they want to do additional work terms to get the full Co-op certification. For pre-selected applicants only, it is possible to arrange for an admission interview into the Co-op program even before they confirm their enrollment at Concordia (please contact the Co-op director, Dr. Alexandre Champagne). This way you can be sure to reap all the benefits of pursuing a stimulating Physics B.Sc. in Montreal, with the career development opportunities offered by the Co-op program!"

Research & Graduate Studies

The Department of Physics offers two research-centered, thesis-based graduate programs: Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

Our researchers have expertise in theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, theoretical particle physics, laser optics and photonics, molecular modeling/computational physics, physics education as well as in experimental nano-scale and mesoscopic physics, and molecular biophysics with special interest in solar energy conversion.

The theoretical and experimental research fields are supported by state-of-the-art facilities, a few of them are rare in Canada or even in the world. For a detailed list and description of the available facilities please visit the research websites of our faculty.

Physics Co-op Program

In North America, co-operative education is at the forefront of educational innovation, and Concordia University is proud to be a leader in the field. By alternating program-relevant work experience with academic study, co-op students graduate with the kind of practical experience that today's employers are seeking. Concordia was among the first universities in Canada to establish a co-operative education curriculum and leads the way in preparing students for real-world challenges. The Physics Co-operative program is offered to students who are enrolled in the BSc Specialization programs in Physics.

Student Life

The Department of Physics is located on the beautiful Loyola campus, situated at about 7 km west of the downtown Sir George Williams campus. There is a free shuttle bus service (20 minute ride) between the two campuses for students and university employees. Public buses and metro are also available.


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