Physics & Astronomy
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Check out all the new programs and courses for 2013/2014 in the School of Arts & Science. If you are looking for a new elective option, this is the place.
Physics, as one of the primary branches of science, focuses on matter and energy and interactions at the elementary level. The work of physicists has always been to explain natural phenomena in terms of the most basic models. For that reason, physics has sometimes been referred to as the "ultimate reductionist science": it reduces any complicated phenomenon to its basic parts, and shows the hidden rules of nature.
The domain of Physics & Astronomy spans time from the "Big Bang" up to the present and future of the universe, from the scale of subatomic particles to intergalactic space, from clusters of atoms cooled with lasers to the interior of suns, to blackholes, neutron stars, snowflakes, violins, ocean tides, earthquakes, planetary rings, nuclear fission... the list is endless!
In our ordinary life, we take for granted many technical marvels that ride on this fundamental knowledge of the ways of Nature. Fuel cells, lasers, computer chips, CDs, cell phones, nuclear power plants, and solar cells are just a few examples of modern-day technology that owe their existence, in part, to the original work of physicists.
Learn about the cultural impact of Physics & Astronomy . Just how profoundly has physics influenced our culture and economy? Test your knowledge.
Join the world of science with a career that begins with Physics & Astronomy! Check out our Physics courses flowchart to help map your educational path.
It's new: Diploma in Arts and Science Studies
Starting January 2012, Camosun will offer a Diploma in Arts and Science Studies, a new credential from the School of Arts and Science. You will need to complete 20 university transfer courses (60 credits). At least 14 courses must be offered by the School of Arts and Science. This gives you the flexibility and freedom to study courses of your choosing. More info...
Explore your interests! University Transfer has the flexibility to allow you to take courses part-time or full-time with courses starting throughout the year. This is an excellent choice if you've not yet decided if Physics, Mathematics or Astronomy will be your focus. Your course can be transferred to an Associate of Science Degree but it also allows you to do upgrading courses at the same time. More information...
Last updated: April 15, 2013 12:53 pm