Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2012-2013
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2012-2013 > Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering
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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 a 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.
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.
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.
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: Computer Science, Environmental Science, and Systems Engineering
In addition, the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering offers Certificate Programs in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering and Productivity Management.
Teacher Preparation Programs in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics
The College offers subject matter preparation programs in mathematics and in science specifically designed to meet State of California subject matter requirements for a secondary teaching credential. Both the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics (see the Mathematics section) and the Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Science following the secondary science emphasis in either Biology or Chemistry (please contact Dr. Carolyn Viviano for details) are designed to allow completion of the 2042 California Preliminary Single Subject (Secondary) credential in four years, although this may require some summer coursework. These programs are offered in conjunction with the School of Education. 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 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 School of Education to arrange a time to attend an Undergraduate Information Session.
The Center for Student Success in Science and Engineering
The Center for Student Success in Science and Engineering is designed to provide a wide range of services and special activities aimed at enhancing students’ academic performance and career potential. The services provided include career workshops, counseling on summer jobs and research internships, counseling on graduate and health professional schools, Academic Excellence Workshops, support for science and engineering clubs, and community outreach to local high schools, including a science and engineering summer camp. For more information about the Center for Student Success in Science and Engineering, contact the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies office at 310.338.2833 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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