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Graduate Physics at U of T

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Hi Everyone,

So, I recently discovered that I enjoyed physics far better than other science fields. problem is that it was too late to apply for Physics at any university.

Instead, I am going to do be getting a bachelours of science in Chemistry,I was wondering if there is any possibility that I could get into a Graduate program such as U of T with such a degree.

Their website says that if you don't have a degree in "pure" physics, that they do accept people with degrees of similiar area . . .

Any thoughts?
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Are you sure you can't just switch your major to physics? Most science programs allow you to take whatever you want.

I would assume a similar area would be something more like math.
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chemical engineering perhaps, but regular chemistry won't cut it for physics graduate school.
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Ask the graduate program coordinator for the physics department whether your academic background will prepare you for a graduate degree (MSc or PhD?) in physics. In most cases, the requirement is there so that they know you have the background to understand the level of material taught.
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Thanks for the responses everyone.

The problem is, the university I'm going to doesn't offer a major in physics . . . I know my Physics teacher had BSc in Chemistry, but he has MSc in physics.

I suppose the only solution is maybe transferring universities.

I still have 4 years to make up my mind. So I guess I see how chem goes, because I still enjoy it.
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What university are you going to that doesn't have a physics program???
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I'm going to Ryerson.
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You should be able to switch your major to mathematics. If not e-mail to see if double-majoring in chemistry/math is available
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@a1 wrote
You should be able to switch your major to mathematics. If not e-mail to see if double-majoring in chemistry/math is available



Hmm that's an option, it is common with biology and chemistry so it should eb easy. A major in mathematics would be more likely to help me get into physics?
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@c12 wrote

@a1 wrote
You should be able to switch your major to mathematics. If not e-mail to see if double-majoring in chemistry/math is available



Hmm that's an option, it is common with biology and chemistry so it should eb easy. A major in mathematics would be more likely to help me get into physics?



Absolutely. Physics, especially more advanced physics, is very math based
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That makes sense . . . Thanks for the help everyone, very helpful.
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