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Degree programmes in the Physical Sciences





PHYSICAL SCIENCES

BSc Chemistry
BSc Physics
BSc Earth Science
BSc GeoInformatics


BSc in Chemistry

This programme provides students with training in the different fields of chemistry such as inorganic, organic, analytic, physical and polymer chemistry.
Majors
  • Stream Chemistry and Polymer Science: Chemistry plus a second major
  • Stream Chemical Biology: Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Stream Materials Technology: Chemistry, Applied Chemistry
Specific admission requirements
  • Mathematics 6 AND Physical Sciences 4


BSc in Physics

This programme provides students with the Physics knowledge, technical and specific scientific skills required within Laser Physics, Nuclear Physics, Radiation and Health Physics and Theoretical Physics.
Majors/Core subjects
  • Stream Laser Physics (Physical), Nuclear Physics, Radiation and Health Physics: ​​Physics plus a second major from Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Mathematics
  • Stream Laser Physics (Biological): Physics, Biochemistry
  • Stream Theoretical Physics: Physics plus a second major from Mathematics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics

Specific admission requirements
  • Mathematics 6 AND Physical Sciences 4


BSc in Earth Science

The programme focusses on the practical and theoretical training in geology and geo-environmental science.
Majors/Core subjects
  • Stream Applied Earth Science: Geology, Geographical Information Technology
  • Stream Geo-environmental Science: Geology, Environmental Geochemistry, Geography and Environmental Studies
Specific admission requirements
  • Mathematics 6 OR Mathematics 5 (depending on subject choice) AND Physical Sciences 4

BSc in GeoInformatics

This programme focuses on the theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of geo-informatics, used to record digitally, manipulate, analyse, model and map spatial information.
Majors
  • Geographical Information Technology and either Socio-informatics or Computer Science
Specific admission requirements
  • Mathematics 6 OR Mathematics 5 (depending on subject choice) AND Physical Sciences 4​

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Talk to us

  • Our recruitment officer, Ms Maambele Khosa, is an alumni of our Faculty and available to talk to learners and teachers about study and career opportunities in the natural sciences, as well as student life at Stellenbosch University.

    Contact her to arrange a visit to your school, or click here to consult online.
  • maambele@sun.ac.za​
  • (021) 808-2681​ ​


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