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Engineering Physics, B.Sc.

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La Mirada, CA, United States
The Engineering Physics program at Biola University includes a partnership with the University of Southern California, students receive two baccalaureate degrees — an engineering physics degree from Biola, and an engineering degree from USC or another accredited university. These two degrees will prepare students for careers in a wide range of industries and government agencies.
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The Engineering Physics program at Biola University offers several key advantages:

  • Enjoy a Christian college atmosphere for three formative years that will prepare you to succeed in a secular environment.
  • The 3+2 program allows you to receive two degrees in five years — one from Biola University, and one from the University of Southern California.
  • Biola’s location in Southern California — one of the world’s largest and most diverse metropolitan areas — is ideal for internships and opportunities to work in local industry.
  • Small class sizes provide for individual instruction.
  • Graduates of 3+2 programs are often preferred for initial hires over regular engineering majors.
  • Biola’s engineering physics program allows students to explore a variety of engineering fields before choosing their speciality.

What Will I Study?

Biola’s engineering physics program will equip students with foundational knowledge in a wide range of real-world topics, preparing them to excel in graduate school and their professional careers. 

Students will learn about present-day topics such as:

  • Chemical kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics and electrochemistry
  • Three levels of calculus, including exploration of infinite sequences, inverse trigonometric functions and curves and surfaces in three-dimensional space
  • Physics topics including Newtonian mechanics, wave theory, geometric optics and relativity
  • Computer techniques in science and engineering using MATLAB and LABVIEW computer tools for data analysis
  • Analysis of stress, strain and deflection of mechanical elements due to tension

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus 
  • Linear Algebra
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Data Analysis and Presentation
  • General Physics: Mechanics and Heat

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit your official application for admission
  • Submit a non-refundable $45 application fee
  • Complete the required essay
  • Submit an official transcript
  • Submit your scores from the SAT or ACT 
  • The student must be an evangelical believer in the Christian faith (the applicant's statement of faith will be articulated in the personal essay section of the application).

Tuition Fee

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    43512 USD/year
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    43512 USD/year
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Living costs for La Mirada

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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