for Teachers (CSET) is offered depending on the subject areas to be taught. These include a general science exam in biology, chemistry, phys ics and earth science as well as the more in depth single subject exams. See the California Commi ssion on Teacher Credentialing web site or Biola's Department of Education for more details. ENGINEERING (46 PRE-ENGINEERING UNITS) Biola University, in cooperation with the University of Southern Cali­ fornia, offers a five-year, dual-degree program in liberal arts/ sciences and engineering. Students attend Biola for three years taking courses in physics, chemistry, biblical studies and the liberal arts.The final two years are taken in the Un iversity of Southern California School of Engineering. Upon successful completion of the five-year program, a student receives a B.S degree with a major in Physical Science from Biola and a B.S. degree in Engineering from the USC. A similar agreement exists with Boston University. Students interested in these programs must plan their course of study under the supervision of the engineering advisor and with the approval of the department s. A student who chooses to attend an accredited engineering school other than University of Southern California may also be awarded a degree from Biola University. The student should be aware that engi­ neering schools often have a minimum GPA requirement for applica­ tion.The program at USC cu rrently requires a 3.0 GPA in core Math and Science courses. The required pre-engineering cou rses taken at Biola for most engineering programs are: Physical Science 121, 124; Math 105, 106, 205, 435; Chemist ry 105; Physics 132, 233, 234, 311, 313,321, and 318 or 352; Computer Science 105. Other courses may be required for specific engineering programs.

Physical Science



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Objectives The physical science major is an interd isciplinary major designed to provide the student with a solid foundation in chemistry, physics and mathematics. The program offers four emphases. As well as providing the necessary prerequisites for professional programs such as engineering, medicine and education, the major allows one to qualify for many graduate programs related to the physical sciences. The knowledge and skills provided in the program make the gradu­ ate much sought after by technically-oriented business, industry and government agencies. Upon compl etion of the physical science major, the student wi ll be able to express an understanding of the basic laws and theories of physics and chemistry, demonstrate an ability to do quantitative problem solving, demonstrate good laboratory technique, acquire several technical skills, apply scientific methodology to a research problem and integrate scientific knowledge and theories with the Christian faith. Degree Program A Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Science is offered upon completion of the university baccalaureate requirements and the physical science departmental requirements in one of the following emphases. TS) Chemistry 105, 106, 301, 302, 311, 312, 350; Computer Science 105; Physics 124, 132, 233, 234, 460; Math 105, 106; the remaining 14 units are taken in chemistry, physics and math, of which 10 units must be upper division. Three units of computer science may be counted toward the 14 units of electives in chemistry, physics or math. C EM S RY (60 U PHYSICS (65 UNITS) Physics 124, 132,233,234,318,321,460,480; Chemistry 105, 106; Math 105,106,205,291,435; Computer Science 105; and 13 units of upper division courses in physics, chemistry or math, with at least 6 units in physics. To continue in this program a student is expected to have a GPA of 25 in PHSC 132, 233; MATH 105, 106 and CHEM 105. TEACHING CREDENTIAL IN THE SCIENCES While this is not a specific emphasis in the major, students preparing o obtain a secondary teaching credential in any of the physical sci­ ences need to be aware of the requirements of the California Com­ mission on Teacher Credentialing.These include a variety of educa­ tion courses and a demonstration of competence in the subject area to be taught. A set of examinations called California Subject Exams

Students in the engineering 3/2 program sequence are exempt from general education requirements in literature (3) and World Civilization (3). The student is also exempt from the last semester residency requirement. Physical Science majors automatically meet the general education requirement of eight units of science and mathematics. The foreign language requi rement is met by two years in high school or first four units in college.



Minors A Physical Science Minor is offered with the completion of 22 units of Chemistry 105, 106; Physics 132, 233 and six units of upper division Physical Science or Chemistry electives.

A Physics Minor is offered with the completion of 18 units consisting of Physics 132, 233, 234 and six upper division units in Physics.


Phys ical Sc ience Survey - Lecture ..... ..................... .. .. ... 4 A course designed for the non science major. A survey of the basic principles of physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology and astronomy. Either semester

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