Physical Sciences MAJOR

Learn to interpret your world from multiple perspectives with a physical sciences major. Earth and planetary sciences, chemistry and physics—the future of science is multidisciplinary.

A broad scientific knowledge base enables you to solve problems more effectively, understand intersections, influences and connections more fully, and discover innovative solutions more readily. From the discovery of new exoplanets and particles to advances in environmental restoration and laboratory analysis techniques, we constantly update our programming with new scientific discoveries—and social and political events.


What to expect

In the physical sciences major, you delve into current and relevant research in the fields of chemistry, physics, and earth and planetary sciences. You take courses in all three disciplines, but eventually focus your studies on two areas of interest and supplement your understanding with six credits of courses in the third discipline.

In your first year, you learn foundational principles that you build throughout your degree. As you advance through the program, you are immersed in hands-on learning and research. With access to state-of-the-art technology, including robotic telescopes and our very own nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, there are no limits to where your ideas can take you.

At the senior level, you collaborate with committed teachers and skilled researcher-mentors who help you present your ideas at conferences and in published articles. By the end of your studies, you are prepared for a career in a range of science industries or to progress toward graduate studies in your chosen field of study.

Courses and requirements

This major is open to students in the Bachelor of Science. Courses for your major are only one component of the degree requirements you need to graduate. To see all courses required for the major, check the program of study in the academic calendar.

Requirements can change from year to year. You will follow the program of study outlined in MacEwan University's Academic Calendar for the year you declare your major/minor or the year you are accepted into an honours program.

Courses & Requirements
Check the academic calendar to find the courses you need to take and the requirements you must fulfill to complete your program.
Academic Calendar
Declare your major/minor

Academic advisors in the Faculty of Arts and Science have prepared resources to help you understand how your major/minor fits within overall degree coursework. Consult the academic planning information to choose and enrol in courses and complete the major/minor declaration process.