The Department of Physics can lead not only to a career in research but also law, medicine, and many other diverse careers. This program allows a student to combine the benefits of a strong physics foundation with the applied knowledge of other majors.

It is our goal to give students a personalized education seldom found at larger institutions through small class sizes, as well as active involvement in research projects with the faculty.

We are committed to the inclusion of all individuals in our classrooms including people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, genders and gender identities, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds.


Choose your major according to the goals you have for your future — whether furthering your education or entering the workforce, our curriculum can support you.


Our faculty are mentors who care about the whole-person education of our students. In addition to full-time academic professors, our faculty includes researchers who frequently publish and are actively practicing in the field.


Research in the department ranges from aspects of fundamental physics to interdisciplinary endeavors, as well as investigations into methods of effective teaching and learning.


Explore the ways Seaver College's Physics department has endeavored to make the field of physics more inclusive, especially for our students.

Taydin Macon, double physics and philosophy major, earned the physics department’s Jeff Sanny Award, given to a student who has made an impact on the physics community.
Professor Emily Hawkins’ field of interest involves the study of planetary fluid dynamics, using the latest technology to help her model and study the movement.
Jonas Mureika, Ph.D., was named one of only seven KITP Scholars by the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
As an experimental biophysicist who studies the mechanical properties of biological macromolecules, Zahra Alavi, Ph.D., cherishes her time in the laboratory.
Assistant Professor Emily Hawkins co-authored a story in Nature Portfolio’s journal Communications Earth & Environment addressing her findings about one of Saturn's moons
An interdisciplinary team of 70 LMU students received a crash course in real-world engineering when they participated in SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod Competition. See how.

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Why LMU?

Loyola Marymount University’s Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering is committed to strong values with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. We take pride in admitting students who go on to make a big impact in not just the sciences and engineering but the world at large.

Founded in 1911, the mission of LMU is the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice both on campus and in the Los Angeles community.