The Biola Department of Physical Science, in cooperation with the University of Southern California's School of Engineering and Boston University's School of Engineering, offers a program allowing students interested in engineering, biblical studies and liberal arts to receive two degrees in five years. While Biola also recognizes the programs at other engineering schools, it has specific agreements only with USC.
The first three years are spent at Biola studying physics, chemistry, mathematics, biblical studies and the liberal arts. This coursework leads to a B.S. in physical science from Biola. The following two years are spent at the University of Southern California or another accredited engineering school completing requirements for a B.S. degree in the field of engineering chosen by the student.
Engineers apply the theories and principles of science and mathematics to the economical solution of practical technical problems. In that sense, they are fulfilling God's first commission for mankind, to be creative stewards and subduers of His creation (Genesis 1:28, 2:17,19). Their work is often the link between a scientific discovery and its application. In addition to design and development, many engineers work in testing, production or maintenance.
You will be required to take a Chemistry and/or Physics Placement exam.
The Science Department suggests an SAT score of at least 500 (or ACT equivalent) to pursue this major.
Biola graduates from the Engineering Physics major have gone on to study at the following graduate schools:
USC, UC Davis