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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 SANTA MONICA COLLEGE COURSE
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I Laboratory CHEM 11: General Chemistry I
CHEM 114: General Chemistry for Engineers No course equivalency
ENGR 160: Algorithms and Applications No course equivalency
MATH 131: Calculus I MATH 7: Analytic Geometry and Calculus
MATH 132: Calculus II MATH 8: Analytic Geometry and Calculus
MATH 234: Calculus III MATH 11: Multivariable Calculus
MATH 245: Ordinary Differential Equations MATH 15: Differential Equations
MATH 250: Linear Algebra MATH 13: Linear Algebra
PHYS 101: Introduction to Mechanics PHYSCS 21: Mechanics with Lab
PHYS 195: Waves and Light No course equivalency
PHYS 201: Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism PHYSCS 22: Electricity and Magnetism with Lab
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 SANTA MONICA COLLEGE COURSE
ELEC 210: Electric Circuit Analysis No course equivalency
ELEC 220: Electric Circuit Applications No course equivalency
ELEC 281: Logic Design No course equivalency
ENGR 100: Introduction to Engineering Analysis and Problem Solving No course equivalency
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