Physics (BSc)

Choosing First Year Courses

Establishing the best first year schedule helps you set the foundation for a successful Acadia experience. To help with this, your department has recommended the courses you should register for in your first year. To make the process even easier for you, many departments will pre-register you for your required courses. Most programs allow you to choose and self-register for at least one elective in your first year. Academic advising is available at any stage should you need it.

First Year at a Glance

Required Courses

PHYS 1013 and 1010L
Introductory Physics 1, with Lab
PHYS 1023 and 1020L
Introductory Physics 2, with Lab
MATH 1013 and 1010L
Introductory Calculus 1, with Lab
MATH 1023 and 1020L
Introductory Calculus 2, with Lab
MATH 1323 OR MATH 1333
Matrix Algebra or Linear Algebra


6h from:
CHEM 1013/1023
CHEM 1113/1123
APSC 1423/2613
COMP 1113/1123

9h Electives
Courses of your choosing, with 6h of courses in the fall semester, and 3h in the winter semester

Important Notes

You must register for all of your courses, both required and elective.

Please note that only one of PHYS 1013 or PHYS 1053/1063 can be offered for credit. PHYS 1513, PHYS 1523, PHYS 1543 and PHYS 1553 cannot be used to fulfil the required number of Physics credits in the Physics major, but can be counted as science electives.