Physics (BSc)
Experience and Career Guide

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you and learning about the many ways you can extend your classroom experience into the real world. There are so many opportunities to learn, lead, and embrace new opportunities all while having an exceptional student experience.

In this Guide

Learn the many ways you can extend your classroom experience to the real world.

Your Year-to-Year Experience

Enhance your academic experience by learning about the opportunities available in your program.

Explore Co-Curricular Experiences

Participate in co-curricular experiences to complement your Laurier
academic journey and gain meaningful learning opportunities.

As a Physics student, you can: 

Outside of your program, there are many co-curricular opportunities for you to participate in. 

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge. See undergraduate options, minors and courses for more information.

  • Management option
  • Mathematics minor
  • Computer Science minor

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

As a Laurier student, you will develop the following competencies through your curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Competency Framework

Competencies are categories of transferrable skills that appear on your online Experience Record to help you reflect on what you've learned from your experiences. The competencies include: 

  • Adaptability and Resiliency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Digital Literacy
  • Diversity and Intercultural Understanding
  • Functional Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Professional Attributes
  • Self-Awareness

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the properties and states of matter and use this knowledge to create new, interesting and useful devices.
  • Gain a strong foundation in Newtonian physics, electricity, magnetism, optics and electronics.
  • Develop knowledge of computer programming.
  • Gain experience in quantitative analysis using mathematics, applied science and physics.
  • Make careful measurements using equipment and scientific instrumentation.
  • Generate and format hypotheses, conduct tests and analyses.
  • Develop complex models of interaction and behaviour for the purpose of testing and/or demonstrating ideas.

Discover Career Options

All your experiences at Laurier can help you prepare for your future. Attend Career Centre events and workshops or book a career consulting appointment to explore career and further education options.

Pursuing Further Education

Faculty of Science (BSc) respondents from the 2022 Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by the Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.

Alumni Careers and Pathways

Sample Further Education Programs Within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s Degree - Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain Management; Mathematics; Quantum Computing and Astrophysics

Sample Jobs Within the First Year After Graduation

  • design specialist
  • IT data analyst
  • junior project scientist
  • project coordinator

Careers Of Alumni Two to Five Years After Graduation

  • application specialist
  • compensation advisor
  • development engineer
  • modern configuration specialist
  • physics associate
  • quality assurance specialist
  • research scientist
  • software engineer
  • technical business analyst

Career Options and Resources

Need some guidance on what you can do with your degree? Discover some career options and find resources to help guide you. 

Career and Industry Options

  • aerospace
  • astrophysics
  • climate change
  • data science
  • electronics
  • energy/natural resources
  • finance/insurance
  • geophysics
  • healthcare
  • nuclear physics
  • optics/photonics
  • product design
  • scientific research
  • software engineering
  • teaching/education
  • technical writing

Your Experiences Tell Your Story

Share your story through your Laurier Experience Record. An interactive, shareable and official record of your hands-on experiences and learning opportunities at Laurier – the first of its kind in Canada!

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