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Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2013-2014

Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Administration

Dean: Richard G. Plumb

Associate Deans: Curtis D. Bennett, S. W. Tina Choe

Graduate Director: Curtis D. Bennett

College Mission Statement

The Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering is dedicated to providing outstanding educational opportunities in science, engineering, and mathematics in a mentoring environment to an increasingly diverse student body. The College emphasizes development of the whole person through its focus on ethical behavior and service to society.

The Graduate Programs in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering provide opportunities for working professionals to enhance their skills and knowledge through modern, professionally rigorous and conveniently administered curricula which balance theory and practice in the areas of engineering, engineering management and leadership, computer and environmental science and the teaching of mathematics to advance their careers, serve the needs of society and meet the challenges of an ever-changing, complex world.

College Goals

Particularly applicable to the College are these goals: (1) to develop in the student the understanding that education is a self-discipline, and to place a greater responsibility for learning on the individual, (2) to integrate ethics into the curriculum in order to develop personal and professional integrity, (3) to help the student to become cognizant of the changing needs of humankind while interpreting and implementing the ever-increasing body of knowledge, (4) to encourage the student to recognize the wide applicability of scientific, engineering, and mathematical methods and to become skillful in their use, (5) to prepare the student for a world of accelerating scientific and technological change, (6) to impress upon the student that education must be a continuous process throughout one’s professional career, and (7) to enable the Loyola Marymount graduate, through theological and philosophical studies, to make absolute and genuinely intellectual decisions and commitments about truth as it exists in the world and about one’s own nature as a human being.

Programs

The College offers degree programs in Applied Mathematics, Athletic Training, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental Science, Health and Human Sciences, Individualized Studies, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and Systems Engineering.

Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering faculty also teach the math, science and technology component of the University core curriculum. Courses numbered from 260-279 are designed specifically to meet the University core requirements in math, science and technology for students not majoring within the College. With the exception of MATH 101, other lower-division courses in the College may also satisfy University core requirements. Check with your Dean’s office.

Application of General University Requirements

The University requirements for admission and graduation and all general rules and regulations of the University as set forth in this Bulletin are applicable to and binding upon all students enrolled in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts in: Biology and Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Engineering in: Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in: Applied Mathematics, Athletic Training, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Physics, Environmental Science, Health and Human Sciences, Individualized Studies, Mathematics, and Physics

Master of Arts in Teaching in: Mathematics

Master of Science in Engineering in: Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science in: Environmental Science and Systems Engineering

In addition, the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering offers Certificate Programs in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering and Productivity Management, and Program Leadership.

Teacher Preparation Programs in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics

Program Directors: Blake Mellor (Mathematics) and Carolyn Viviano (Biology and Chemistry)

The Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering offers state accredited subject matter preparation programs in mathematics, biology, and chemistry. These programs meet the State of California subject matter requirements for a secondary teaching credential; a student who has successfully completed one of our subject matter programs (refer to the Mathematics, Biology, or Chemistry section of the University Bulletin) will receive a waiver for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET).

All three programs were designed in collaboration with the School of Education to enable students to complete their subject matter requirements and their preliminary credential in four years; however, this does require summer coursework. Alternatively, students can choose to complete the subject matter program in four years and obtain their credential as a masters level graduate student (refer to the School of Education section of the University Bulletin). It is recommended that students entering one of the subject matter programs meet with the program director to discuss their options before making a decision.

The College also offers courses in mathematics and science to support the multiple subject credential program for teaching elementary school (see the Liberal Studies section in the Liberal Arts part of the University Bulletin).

All students interested in teaching mathematics or science at the secondary level should inform their departmental advisors as soon as possible and should also contact the Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation (CUTP).

Center for Student Success

The Center for Student Success (CSS) in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering provides a wide range of services and special activities aimed at enhancing students’ academic performance and career potential. CSS offers students a one-stop location to access information that is integral to a successful educational experience. The support includes preparation for health professional schools. Our Center collaborates with other divisions on campus to provide students information regarding career development, study abroad, and service opportunities to enhance the student's academic, professional, and personal development. In addition, our Student Liaison Program provides mentoring opportunities to the students in the College. These elements reinforce the shared mission of the University of encouragement of learning and the education of the whole person. For more information about the Center for Student Success, please contact the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies office at 310.338.2833 or CSS@lmu.edu (, mailto://CSS@lmu.edu).

Current Students Interested in Transferring to the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering (CSE)

Students who are currently enrolled in a major at LMU outside of CSE but are interested in transferring to the CSE are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Students must have completed a semester of calculus (MATH 122/131) and a semester of general chemistry (CHEM 110/114) with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in each class. Students interested in the Computer Science or Mathematics major do not need the chemistry requirement. Individual programs may have additional requirements; refer to the University Bulletin for details. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is preferred for admission to the college. The Associate Dean of CSE and the Department Chair will evaluate the application when the student has met the minimum requirements.

Attainment of minimum requirements may not always be sufficient to secure approval of transfer request.

Core Curriculum for Students in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering

CSE students enrolled in B.A. or B.S. degrees within the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering will follow the core curriculum as described below.

Science and Mathematics majors are required to complete 32 semester hours of core courses to satisfy the University Core requirements. Engineering majors are required to complete 30 semester hours of Core.

1. CSE students must complete one course from each of the following core areas:

 

Core Area

Foundations

First Year Seminar
Rhetorical Arts
Theological Inquiry
Philosophical Inquiry
Studies in American Diversity

Integrations

Faith and Reason
Ethics and Justice

2. To fulfill the rest of the core semester hour requirements, students take a combination of courses in the categories listed below taking at least one course under Explorations.

 

Core Area

Explorations

Historical Analysis and Perspective
Understanding Human Behavior
Creative Experience

Integrations

Interdisciplinary Connections

3. Flagged Course requirements (200 level or higher): 5 courses required

  • Writing: 2 Flags
  • Oral Skills: 1 Flag
  • Information Literacy: 1 Flag
  • Engaged Learning: 1 Flag

Flagged courses will typically be courses that satisfy other Core, major, or elective requirements, so they will be incorporated over the student's four years of study. Foundations courses carry no flags.

Quantitative Reasoning and Nature of Science, Technology, and Mathematics Core categories are met by the curriculum of the major in CSE. In addition, the Quantitative Reasoning Flag is met by the curriculum of the major in CSE.

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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2013-2014

The University

Admission to the University

Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

University Core Curriculum

Graduate Division

Academic Degrees and Programs

Academic Degree Requirements and Policies

Academic Advising

Academic Calendar

Academic Program

Academic Standing

Attendance

Change of Academic Major/Concentration/Minor

Change of Address

Commencement

Classification of Undergraduate Students

Concurrent Enrollment

Course Information

Degree Requirements

Diplomas

Double Credit

Enrollment

Final Examinations

Full-Time Status

Grades and Grading

Graduation Rate

Leave of Absence/Withdrawal

LMU Honor Code and Process

Privacy Rights of Students in Education Records (FERPA)

Registration

Transcripts

Transfer Credit and Articulation

VA Certification

Academic Programs and Services

Academic Awards and Commencement Honors

University Honors Program

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Mission of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts (BCLA)

BCLA Student Learning Outcomes

Organization of the College

Application of General University Requirements

Degree Requirements for a Baccalaureate Degree in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Students Interested in Teaching in California Public Schools

Secondary Teacher Preparation Programs

African American Studies

American Cultures Studies

Asian and Pacific Studies

Asian Pacific American Studies

The Bioethics Institute

Catholic Studies

Chicana/o Studies

Classics and Archaeology

Economics

English

Environmental Studies

Ethics

European Studies

Geography

History

Humanities

Irish Studies

Jewish Studies

Liberal Arts

Liberal Studies

Modern Languages and Literatures

Peace Studies

Philosophy

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology

Theological Studies

Urban Studies

Women’s Studies

College of Business Administration

Graduate Degree Program

Baccalaureate Degree Program

The Vision and Mission of the College of Business Administration

College of Business Administration Curriculum

Transfer Credit

Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science (AIMS Major) Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Curriculum

Business Administration Minor

Accounting Minor Requirements

Business Law Concentration

International Business Concentration

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Accounting

Business Administration

Finance, Computer Information Systems and Operations Management

Management Department and Entrepreneurship Program

Marketing and Business Law

Master of Business Administration

MBA Courses

Executive MBA Program

College of Communication and Fine Arts

College of Communication and Fine Arts Student Learning Outcomes

Application of General University Requirements

Teacher Preparation Program

College Curriculum

Total Program

Individualized Study Program

Art and Art History

Communication Studies

Dance—Department of Theatre Arts and Dance

Interdisciplinary Applied Programs

Music

Theatre Arts—Department of Theatre Arts and Dance

Marital and Family Therapy

Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Biology

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Civil Engineering and Environmental Science

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Environmental Science

General Engineering

Health and Human Sciences

Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

Physics

Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

School of Education

Candidate Outcomes and Proficiencies

School of Education Academic Regulations

Advising

Technology

Grading

Support for Candidates’ Development of Academic and Professional Standards

Comprehensive Examination

Graduation

Credential Application Process

Statement of Professional Dispositions

Educational Leadership

Educational Support Services

Elementary and Secondary Education

Elementary and Secondary Education Undergraduate Program

Specialized Programs in Urban Education

School of Education Centers

Center for Equity for English Learners

School of Film and Television

Secondary Teacher Preparation

Aerospace Studies

FFYS 1000

University Honors Program Courses

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts Courses

African American Studies

American Cultures Studies

Asian Pacific American Studies

Archaeology

Asian and Pacific Studies

Bioethics

Catholic Studies

Chinese

Chicana/o Studies

Classic Civilizations

Economics

English

European Studies

Environmental Studies

Filipino

Foreign Literature in English Translation

French/Francophone Studies

Geography

Greek

German

History

Humanities

Irish Studies

Italian

Japanese

Jewish Studies

Latin

Liberal Arts

Liberal Studies

Modern Greek

Modern Languages and Literatures

Philosophy

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology

Spanish

Theological Studies

Lower Division

Upper Division

Area A: Sacred Scriptures, Religious Sources, and Traditions

Area B: Theology, Ethics, and Spirituality

Area C: Faith, Culture, and Ministry

Special Courses

Graduate Courses

Biblical Theology

World Religions

Historical Theology

Systematic Theology

Moral Theology

Pastoral Theology

Comparative Theology

Spiritual Direction

Special Studies

Urban Studies

Women's Studies

Yoga Studies

College of Business Administration Courses

Accounting

Applied Information Management Systems

Business Administration

Business Law

Entrepreneurship

Finance

International Business Studies

Management

Marketing

Master of Business Administration

Core Curriculum Courses

Advanced Curriculum Courses: Areas of Emphasis

MBAB: Management and Organizational Behavior

MBAC: Marketing Management

MBAD: Information and Decision Sciences

MBAE: Human Resource Management

MBAF: Financial Decision Systems

MBAG: International Business Systems

MBAH: Entrepreneurial Organizations

MBAI: Integrative Experience Courses

MBAJ: Accounting Decision Systems

Executive MBA Program

College of Communication and Fine Arts Courses

Art History

Studio Arts

Communication Studies

Dance

Interdisciplinary Applied Programs

Marital and Family Therapy

Music

Theatre Arts

Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering Courses

Biology

Chemistry

Civil Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

General Engineering

Environmental Science

Health and Human Sciences

Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

Physics

Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

Systems Engineering Leadership

School of Education Courses

Clinical Education

Elementary and Secondary Education

Educational Leadership

Educational Support Services

Specialized Programs in Urban Education

School of Film and Television Courses

Animation

Film and Television Arts and Enterprises

Film and Television Studies

Film and Television Production

Recording Arts

Screenwriting

Department of Aerospace Studies Courses

University Administration

University Faculty

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