Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Physics

Your BSc programme will consist of a number of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 360 points.

You must complete the following courses plus a capstone course in your final year of study. The capstone course is a student-led project where you integrate and apply your learning to a real-world problem in your chosen major or specialisation. For Physics we recommend the capstone course PHYSICS 399. For other capstone options, see our Capstone courses page.

If you began your degree prior to 2019 we recommend you seek advice to make sure you are taking the correct courses. Contact the Student Hubs at studentinfo@auckland.ac.nz.

Other Physics pathways

As a Physics student you’ll take common ‘core’ courses in each year of study. From 2019 you can opt to keep your Physics major general, or you can choose to follow one of the following pathways:

Doing a double major with Physics

If you choose to do a double major in your BSc, we recommend the following subjects to complement Physics: Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geophysics, Mathematics and Statistics.

Preparing for your Physics major

Some students will feel more prepared for our Physics courses if they have already studied some science subjects in high school.

Find out which school subjects will help you feel prepared by reading our Subject guide for school students.

Help and advice

Student Hubs 

Visit your hubs for help and advice on any aspect of your studies and life at University.

The Student Hubs are your physical gateway to Waipapa Taumata Rau | the University of Auckland. 

The Student Hubs services are available seven days a week at the City, Grafton, Epsom and Tai Tonga campuses and six days a week at Tai Tokerau, with friendly staff available to provide you with advice on any aspect of your studies and life at the University.

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