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Physics Majors

Lower Division Curriculum for the Bachelor of Science
  • Physics major
  • Engineering Physics major

The Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering offers curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Physics and the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics.  Students must complete 43 semester hours of coursework that is common to both majors.  The major in Engineering Physics requires a further 12 semester hours in electrical and general engineering.

Lower Division Major Requirements common to both majors
Physics and Engineering Physics students take the following courses:
LMU COURSE PASADENA CITY COLLEGE COURSE
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I Laboratory CHEM 001A: General Chemistry and Chemical Analysis
CHEM 114: General Chemistry for Engineers No course equivalency
ENGR 160: Algorithms and Applications No course equivalency
MATH 131: Calculus I  MATH 005A: Calculus
MATH 132: Calculus II MATH 005B: Calculus
MATH 234: Calculus III MATH 005C: Calculus
MATH 245: Ordinary Differential Equations MATH 055: Differential Equations
OR
MATH 55H: Honors Differential Equations
MATH 250: Linear Algebra MATH 010: Linear Algebra and Applications
PHYS 101: Introduction to Mechanics PHYS 001A: General Physics
PHYS 195: Waves and Light No course equivalency
PHYS 201: Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism PHYS 001C: General Physics
PHYS 206: Foundations of Modern Physics No course equivalency
PHYS 212: Intermediate Mechanics No course equivalency
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Additional Coursework specific to the Engineering Physics major
Students pursuing the degree in Engineering Physics take these additional courses:
LMU COURSE PASADENA CITY COLLEGE COURSE
ELEC 210: Electric Circuit Analysis ELTRN 009: Principles of DC and Network Analysis
OR
ENGR 016: Engineering Circuits
ELEC 220: Electric Circuit Applications   No course equivalency
ELEC 281: Logic Design CS 006: Introduction to Applied Logic Design
ENGR 100: Introduction to Engineering Analysis and Problem Solving ENGR 015B: Applied Mechanics
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