# Courses | B.S. in Engineering Physics

Below are some of the courses you'll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Take a look at the list below to get an idea of the types of available courses. Also, be sure to review core curriculum requirements and the official program requirements in the Biola University catalog.

**Note**: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program's academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising.

#### Integration Seminar

BBST 465 | Integration Seminar |

Senior level capstone seminar in which the student will search the Bible and the literature dealing with the topic(s) under discussion in the course leading to the discovery of means whereby the subject area may be 'integrated' with Biblical truth. The results of the research will be incorporated in a paper or project which will be critiqued by the seminar members and by the professor. Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Biblical and Theological Studies. |

#### Major Courses

CHEM 105 | General Chemistry I |

Principles and theories of the structure and properties of matter including stoichiometry, atomic theory, the periodic table, chemical bonding, molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactions, states of matter, gas laws and solutions. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory; one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit. Grade Mode: A, N. | |

CHEM 106 | General Chemistry II |

Continuation of General Chemistry I. Subjects include chemical kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, solubility, acidity, electrochemistry, coordination complexes and various special topics. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory; one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: A minimum grade of a "C-" is required to subsequently register in CHEM 321 and 322 or CHEM 301 and CHEM 311. Grade Mode: A, N. | |

MATH 105 | Calculus I |

Limits, differentiation and integration of rational and trigonometric functions, with applications. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Math credit. Grade Mode: A. | |

MATH 106 | Calculus II |

Differentiation and integration of logarithmic, exponential and inverse trigonometric functions; various methods of integration; infinite sequences and series; parametric equations, polar coordinates. Grade Mode: A. | |

MATH 205 | Calculus III |

Functions of two and three variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, curves and surfaces in three dimensional space. Grade Mode: A. | |

MATH 291 | Linear Algebra |

Topics from matrices, determinants, linear transformations and vector spaces. Grade Mode: A. | |

MATH 335 | Ordinary Differential Equations |

First order differential equations, second order linear differential equations, power series solutions, Laplace transforms, systems of first order linear equations. When Offered: Spring. Grade Mode: A. | |

PHSC 121 | Introduction to Engineering |

A presentation of the opportunities of the many engineering specialties, historical and current trends, ethical and societal factors in engineering projects and examples of engineering design problems from professionals and through field trips. Grade Mode: A. | |

PHSC 124 | Data Analysis and Presentation |

This course is intended for Chemistry, Physics and Engineering Department majors or anyone else interested in learning to develop their intuition for problem-solving using formal and informal techniques. Involves the use of MATLAB, Excel and other computer tools for data analysis. Grade Mode: A. | |

PHSC 132 | General Physics I: Mechanics and Heat |

Basic principles of physics emphasizing Newtonian mechanics; conservation of energy and momentum; oscillations, fluids and thermodynamics. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: Primarily for Physical Science and Engineering Physics majors. Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit. Grade Mode: A, N. | |

PHSC 134 | General Physics I Laboratory |

The application of the laws and theories of mechanics and thermodynamics through experiment. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours of laboratory weekly. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit. Grade Mode: A. | |

PHSC 233 | General Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism |

Introduction to electrostatics, conductors and currents, magnetic fields, and Maxwell's equations. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: Primarily for Physical Science and Engineering Physics majors. Grade Mode: A, N. | |

PHSC 234 | General Physics III: Waves, Optics and Modern Physics |

Wave theory, sound, geometric optics, interference and diffraction, relativity, wave properties of particles, and introduction to quantum physics. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory, weekly. Notes: Primarily for Physical Science and Engineering Physics majors. The optics section may be taken for one credit (PHSC 450). Grade Mode: A, N. | |

PHSC 237 | General Physics II Laboratory |

The application of the laws and theories of electricity and magnetism through experiment. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours laboratory weekly. Grade Mode: A, N. | |

PHSC 311 | Computer Techniques in Science and Engineering |

Use of computation tools using MATLAB and LabVIEW in chemistry, physics and engineering, digital signal analysis and instrument control. Grade Mode: A. | |

PHSC 313 | Statics |

Statics of particles, rigid bodies in two and three dimensions, centroids and centers of gravity, structures, friction, and inertia. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture weekly. Notes: Primarily for Engineering Physics majors. Grade Mode: A. | |

PHSC 314 | Mechanics of Materials |

Analysis of stress, strain and deflection of mechanical elements due to tension. Shear, bending or torsion, combined stresses, elastic stability and energy methods. Notes: Primarily for Engineering Physics majors. Grade Mode: A. | |

PHSC 316 | Dynamics |

The concepts of force, mass, and acceleration, of work and energy, and of impulse and momentum as applied to problems involving the motion of particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions. Notes: Primarily for Engineering Physics majors. Grade Mode: A. | |

PHSC 318 | Classical Mechanics |

Newtonian mechanics of particles and systems of particles, rigid bodies, oscillating systems, gravitation, moving coordinate systems, Lagrange's and Hamilton's equations. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture. Notes: Primarily for physics majors. Grade Mode: A. | |

PHSC 321 | Circuits and Instrumentation I |

Introduction to circuit elements, network theorems, response, semiconductor devices, integrated circuits, and the operation and design of analog DC/AC circuits. Also introduces the fundamentals of Boolean logic and digital design. Laboratory work involves extensive construction and analysis of circuits, as well as introduction of soldering and assembly techniques. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; six hours laboratory, weekly. Grade Mode: A, N. | |

PHSC 352 | Fundamentals of Materials Science |

Introduction to the structure-property relationships of engineering and natural materials including metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. Examines the strength of materials, strengthening mechanisms, diffusion, phase transformations, heat treatment and microstructure control. Considers how materials are selected for design of a product. Grade Mode: A. |