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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Physics, B.S.


The B.S. Engineering Physics degree provides extensive education in engineering as well as physics. The curriculum combines the strengths of a physics curriculum (with emphasis on understanding basic principles) and an engineering curriculum (with emphasis on applications). Graduates are especially well prepared for either graduate work in engineering or applied physics or for immediate employment by companies with an engineering research orientation. With the right electives, the curriculum provides excellent preparation for graduate work in biomedical engineering.

Major Requirements


Each course in MATH and PHYS listed above must be passed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

Upper Division Requirements:

Two upper division physics electives selected from the following:

Seniors must complete:

Students must also take a two-course sequence in a technical area:

Among the options are:


To graduate, a student must have at least a 2.0 (C) average in all upper division physics courses.

Learning Outcomes

Engineering Physics majors will know:

  1. The concepts of classical physics
  2. The theories of modern and contemporary physics
  3. The concepts of engineering and applied physics

Engineering Physics majors will be able to:

  1. Understand, apply, and adapt known physical models to real-world situations
  2. Solve problems, which includes formulating a strategy, estimating a solution, applying appropriate techniques, and evaluating the result
  3. Design systems, conduct experiments, and analyze data to address the needs of contemporary society
  4. Employ computational methods to perform calculations and generate data that model physical systems
  5. Communicate effectively their understanding of core engineering principles, the results of experiments, and their analysis of physical problems

Engineering Physics majors will value:

  1. Ethical and unbiased actions as cornerstones to the scientific method
  2. The impact of applied physics on society
  3. The interplay between theory and applications

Engineering Physics Curriculum

(128-132 S.H.)

Freshman Year

Total: 17-18 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 14-15 semester hours

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Total: 17-18 semester hours

Total: 16 semester hours

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Total: 15-16 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 15-18 semester hours

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Total: 16-17 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 13-15 semester hours

*A two-course sequence in a technical area is required.

Some recommended sequences are:

Total: 128-132 semester hours