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Medical Physics - BSc (Hons)

Is it for you?

Medical Physics explores the ways in which physics is applied in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses. You’ll learn to apply physics-based concepts and methodologies to procedures such as medical imaging, radiation therapy, radiation protection and dosimetry. 

You’ll complete a thesis project and can pursue an optional paid co-op, benefitting from Toronto Metropolitan University's close academic connection to hospitals. You’ll graduate with the knowledge, experience and problem-solving capabilities to provide solutions in areas related to health care.

This is one of three bachelor of science programs that share a one-year foundation.

Program info

Faculty: 
Faculty of Science

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year
5-Year Co-op

Degree: 
Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Grade range: 
Low 70s1

Requirements: 
Grades-Only

Experiential learning: 
Co-op available


Academic requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Two of Physics (SPH4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) or Biology (SBI4U)
  • Note: the minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available on the admission requirements page.

Tuition and fees range 2023-2024

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format:

Ontario students: $7,176 - $9,689
Out-of-province students: $8,005 - $10,849
International students: $33,432 - $33,492

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st Semester

REQUIRED:


REQUIRED GROUP 1:
One course from the following:

  • CPS 109 Computer Science I
  • CPS 118 Introductory Programming for Scientists

 

* This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

2nd Semester

REQUIRED:

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

Your future

Combine your knowledge, hands-on learning and problem-solving capabilities and provide new solutions and practices in areas including:

  • Health care
  • Medical organizations
  • Business
  • Applied physics and technology enterprises
  • Biomedical research and development
  • Radiation exposure testing
  • Cancer diagnosis, treatment and management services
  • Cardiac sonography 
  • MRI technology
  • Radiation projection surveying
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Graduate studies in medical/health physics (MSc and PhD) or related areas or a professional degree program in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, business, law or education

Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.


Student spotlight

Student rises above as an aspiring physicist

Revin Toquero, an alumnus of the Medical Physics program, conducted research during his fourth year with a Sunnybrook Hospital medical physicist. As a result, his work and a life-changing thesis project led to a cancer-fighting innovation.

Read more: Medical Physics grad discusses research and the value of mentorship

Revin Toquero


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Notes:

  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Disclaimer: 

While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, TMU's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference.