Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2012-2013
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The B.S. Physics degree provides a solid foundation in classical and modern physics. This program is well suited for the student who wishes to continue the study of physics at the graduate level, leading to a career in research and/or university teaching. With a proper choice of electives, the physics degree is also suitable for a variety of other careers requiring graduate education. Physics graduates can pursue advanced studies in fields such as optics, biophysics, geophysics and space science, nuclear engineering, business management, or law. Some physics majors choose electives that prepare them for medical school. Physics graduates can also select immediate employment in a number of areas, including high school teaching and various areas of industrial science and technology. Because of the flexibility of the physics major, with its numerous electives, it is possible to double major in physics and some other discipline. Examples of double degrees that can be completed in four years are physics and math, or physics and chemistry. Each of these double majors is very powerful, in that it develops the ability to solve problems that require a knowledge of two separate disciplines.
Lower Division Requirements:
Each course in MATH and PHYS listed above must be passed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.
Upper Division Requirements:
MATH 355 and one from MATH 350, 357 or 360; PHYS 301, 302, 321, 322, 411, 451, and three upper division physics electives selected from the following: 351, 361, 371, 421, 441, 461, 471. Seniors must complete the capstone experience, PHYS 480, and senior thesis, PHYS 481. To graduate, a student must have at least a 2.0 average in all upper division physics courses.
A grade of C (2.0) is required for every course included in the minor.
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