Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering
Important Note
Quarter system coursework does not perfectly align with semesterbased credits. Students who transfer in from quarter system schools need to take three quarters of coursework to match up to two semesters of coursework at LMU. In order to fulfill Calculus I and Calculus II at LMU, for example, students will need to take three quarters of Calculus at a community college to be able to fulfill two semesters worth of Calculus at LMU. One quarter of Calculus is not equivalent to one semester of Calculus. Two quarters of Calculus are equal to one semester of Calculus.
For a comprehensive program list of all majors visit cse.lmu.edu.

 Calculus I
 Calculus II
 Workshop in Mathematics I
 Workshop in Mathematics II
 Calculus III
 Ordinary Differential Equations
 Introduction to Methods of Proof
 Linear Algebra
 Elementary Computational Methods
 One Science Course from:
 General Biology I
 General Biology II
 General Chemistry I
 General Chemistry II
 General Chemistry for Engineers
 Computer Programming
 Programming Lab
 Data Structures
 Introduction to Mechanics
 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism

Recommended courses to prepare for successful transfer as a “Sophomore”:
 Two semesters of Introductory/General Biology with lab.
 Topics covered in the yearlong sequence should include basic cell structure and function; control systems; plant and animal tissues, organs, and organ systems; evolution, ecology, and biodiversity. Note that you should take courses in the biology sequence that are designated for biology majors, and not those that are designated as general education courses.
 Two semesters of General Chemistry with lab.
 Calculus I
 Calculus II
In addition to the courses listed above for “Sophomores”, the following courses are recommended for successful transfer as a “Junior”:
 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (one semester).
 Topics should include: Cellular and subcellular structures and functions including: DNA and RNA structure and function; protein synthesis and structure; enzyme function; metabolic pathways; membrane function.
 Genetics (one semester) to include Mendelian and molecular genetics.
 Two semesters of Organic Chemistry with lab.
 Two semesters of General Physics with lab (optional, can be taken once you matriculate at LMU).

Recommended courses to prepare for successful transfer as a “Sophomore”:
Chemistry Majors
 Two semesters of general chemistry lecture
 Two semesters of general chemistry laboratory
 Calculus 1
Biochemistry Majors
 Two semesters of general chemistry lecture
 Two semesters of general chemistry laboratory
 Calculus 1
 One semester of general biology lecture
In addition to the courses listed above for “Sophomores”, the following courses are recommended for successful transfer as a “Junior”:
Chemistry Majors
 Calculus 2
 Two semesters of organic chemistry lecture
 Two semesters of organic chemistry laboratory
 Two semesters of physics and physics laboratory
Biochemistry Majors
 Calculus 2
 Two semesters of organic chemistry Lecture
 Two semesters of organic chemistry laboratory
 Two semesters of physics and physics laboratory
 One semester of cellular biology
 One semester of genetics

Recommended courses to prepare for successful transfer as a “Sophomore”:
 Biology for Engineers
 General Chemistry I or General Chemistry for Engineers
 General Chemistry I Lab
 Algorithms and Applications
 Calculus I
 Calculus II
 Physics: Introduction to Mechanics (should be calculusbased)
In addition to the courses listed above for “Sophomores”, the following courses are recommended for successful transfer as a “Junior”:
 Ordinary Differential Equations
 Physics: Electricity and Magnetism
 Surveying & Mapping
 Statics
 Mechanics of Materials
 Engineering Thermodynamics

Recommended courses to prepare for successful transfer as a “Sophomore”:
 Computer programming (in one or more modern programming language)
 Data structures and algorithms I
 Calculus I
 Calculus II
In addition to the courses listed above for “Sophomores”, the following courses are recommended for successful transfer as a “Junior”:
 Data structures and algorithms II
 Computer systems organization
 Methods of proof
 Discrete mathematics and systems
 Linear algebra
 Logic and computer design
 Intermediate Computer Programming or Software Development (recommended but not required)

Recommended courses to prepare for successful transfer as “Sophomore”:
 Introduction to Engineering Analysis, Problem Solving, and Design
 General Chemistry I or General Chemistry for Engineers
 General Chemistry I Lab
 Algorithms and Applications (Introduction to computer programming and algorithm development)
 General Biology I or Biology for Engineers
 Calculus I
 Calculus II
 Introduction to Mechanics
In addition to the courses listed above for “Sophomores”, the following courses are recommended for successful transfer as a “Junior”:
 Circuit I
 Circuit I Lab
 Statics
 Calculus III
 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism
 Circuit II
 Logic Design
 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
To view the course descriptions for each recommended course for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, please visit: https://bulletin.lmu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=14&poid=3353&returnto=560

 Waves and Light
 General Chemistry for Engineers
 General Chemistry I Lab
 Calculus I
 Introduction to Engineering analysis, Problem Solving, and Design
 Introduction to Mechanics
 Algorithms and Applications
 Calculus II
 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism
 Electric Circuit Analysis and Lab
 Calculus III
 Ordinary Differential Equations
 Foundations of Modern Physics
 Intermediate Mechanics
 Linear Algebra

Recommended courses to prepare for successful transfer as “Sophomore”:
 General Biology I
 General Biology I Lab
 General Biology II
 General Biology II Lab
 General Chemistry I
 General Chemistry I Lab
 General Chemistry II
 General Chemistry II Lab
 Intro to Environmental Science
 Calculus I
In addition to the courses listed above for “Sophomores”, the following courses are recommended for successful transfer as a “Junior”:
 Cell Function
 Genetics
 Organic Chemistry I
 Organic Chemistry I Lab
 Earth Science
 Surveying and Mapping
 Environmental Studies
 Calculus II
 Applied Statistics (must be Calculusbased)

Recommended courses to prepare for successful transfer as “Sophomore”:
 General Biology I
 General Biology I Lab
 General Chemistry I
 General Chemistry I Lab
 General Chemistry II
 General Chemistry II Lab
 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
 Calculus I
 Medical Terminology
In addition to the courses listed above for “Sophomores”, the following courses are recommended for successful transfer as a “Junior”:
 Microbiology
 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
 General Physics I
 General Physics II
 Nutrition
 Applied Statistics (must be Calculusbased)
 General Psychology
To view the course descriptions for each recommended course for the Department of Health and Human Sciences, please visit: https://bulletin.lmu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=7&poid=1545

Recommended courses to prepare for successful transfer as a “Sophomore”:
Applied Mathematics
 Calculus I
 Calculus II
 Introduction to Programming: introduction to the basics of procedural programming, root finding, integration, and other mathematical methods (e.g. numerical differentiation, interpolation, and linefitting). Suggested programming languages and software may include Python, R, MATLAB.
 One Science Course from:
 General Biology I
 General Biology II
 General Chemistry I
 General Chemistry II
 Computer Programming: popular scripting language such as JavaScript or Python and stressing software development best practices. Topics include values and types, functions, objects, iteration, recursion, command line scripts, eventdriven programming, and graphics and animation. Basic data structures and selected algorithmic paradigms are introduced. Laboratory experiences emphasize software engineering practices such as version control, packaging, distribution, and unit testing.
 Data Structures
 Introduction to Mechanics
 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism
Mathematics Major
 Calculus I
 Calculus II
 Introduction to Programming: introduction to the basics of procedural programming, root finding, integration, and other mathematical methods (e.g. numerical differentiation, interpolation, and linefitting). Suggested programming languages and software may include Python, R, MATLAB.
 One Science Course from:
 General Biology I
 General Biology II
 General Chemistry I
 General Chemistry II
 Computer Programming: popular scripting language such as JavaScript or Python and stressing software development best practices. Topics include values and types, functions, objects, iteration, recursion, command line scripts, eventdriven programming, and graphics and animation. Basic data structures and selected algorithmic paradigms are introduced. Laboratory experiences emphasize software engineering practices such as version control, packaging, distribution, and unit testing.
 Data Structures
 Introduction to Mechanics
 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism
Statistics and Data Science Major
 Calculus I
 Calculus II
 Introduction to Computer Programming
 Data structures
In addition to the courses listed above for “Sophomores”, the following courses are recommended for successful transfer as a “Junior”:
Applied Mathematics
 Calculus III
 Introduction to Methods of Proof
 Ordinary Differential Equations
 Applied Linear Algebra
Mathematics Major
 Calculus III
 Introduction to Methods of Proof
 Ordinary Differential Equations
 Applied Linear Algebra
Statistics and Data Science Major
 Calculus III
 Applied Statistics (must be Calculusbased)
 Introduction to Methods of Proof
 Applied Linear Algebra

Recommended courses to prepare for successful transfer as a “Sophomore”:
 Calculus I
 Calculus II
 Physics: Introduction to Mechanics (should be calculusbased)
 Computer Programming (the use of MATLAB is preferred, but any programming language is sufficient)
 General Chemistry I
 General Chemistry I Lab
 General Biology I (recommended, may be substituted by another science course)
 Introduction to Engineering (recommended, but not required)
In addition to the courses listed above for “Sophomores”, the following courses are recommended for successful transfer as a “Junior”:
 Calculus III
 Statics
 Differential Equations
 Computeraided Design (SolidWorks is preferred, but any CAD software is sufficient)
 Dynamics
 Materials Science
 Mechanics of Materials
 Electric circuits (with a lab component)
 Physics: Electricity and Magnetism

Recommended courses to prepare for successful transfer as a “Sophomore”:
 Waves, Optics, and Thermodynamics
 General Chemistry I or General Chemistry for Engineers
 General Chemistry I Lab
 Calculus I
 Calculus II
 Introduction to Mechanics
 Computational Lab
 Algorithms and Applications
In addition to the courses listed above for “Sophomores”, the following courses are recommended for successful transfer as a “Junior”:
 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism
 Calculus III
 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
 Intermediate Mechanics
 Foundations of Modern Physics