How do things work? What can we create? Physics is the study of matter, energy, space and time. It’s a pathway to careers in the sciences and engineering.
Why study physics at Capilano University?
The study of physics helps us understand the world around us. Without it, we wouldn’t have much of the technology we take for granted today, from solar panels to flat-screen TVs and the internet.
All careers in the sciences, health sciences or engineering require a solid foundation in physics. CapU offers a range of courses to help you acquire the skills and credits needed to advance in your area of study.
And if you’re interested in the universe, consider our astronomy courses to explore celestial objects within and beyond the solar system.
Small classes, quality instruction
Our small class sizes and individualized attention can make a world of difference when studying complex matters.
You’ll spend significant time in the physics lab conducting experiments. You’ll learn how to take and record measurements in a lab setting, how to analyze and evaluate data, and how to communicate results in a scientific manner.
Career paths and further education
Physics courses are often required for majors in the sciences or engineering. They are a core component of Bachelor of Science degree, the associate of science degrees and engineering programs at CapU.
The study of physics strengthens quantitative reasoning and problem-solving skills. It’s a great preparation for any career – particularly within a technical field – because you’ll learn how to analyze and solve complicated problems. Future careers may include engineering, teaching, medicine, law, cosmology or astrophysics.