Beyond the classroom, Loyola prepares students and graduates professionally through the university engaged learning requirement. To increase your marketability, the Career Development Center encourages you to go above and beyond this requirement by participating in student clubs, sports teams, industry specific associations, and extra-curricular projects that will teach you important professional skills. You will also likely be required through your coursework to participate in various engaged learning opportunities. Please find some information, taken from Loyola University Chicago Center for Experiential Learning's website, on these opportunities.
PHYS 126/126F: General Physics II and Freshman Projects (3 + 1) A continuation of PHYS 125. Outcome: Understanding of electrostatics, magnetostatics, time varying currents, resistive, capacitative and inductive elements, electromagnetic and sound waves, geometrical and wave optics, introductory special relativity. Under the guidance of a faculty member, students carry out research in the area of mechanics, waves or thermodynamics. The project must involve submission of a proposal, building of a setup, carrying out related theoretical calculation followed by experimentation. Outcome: Students should get a deeper understanding of the material covered in PHYS 125 (mechanics, waves and thermodynamics) and also learn about research methods employed by physicists. PHYS 391: Research (1-12) Research in physics or an associated field. This is a variable credit course and can be repeated. Outcome: Under the guidance of a faculty member, students study and understand research methods employed by physicists and gain deeper understanding of a particular area of physics. Students must complete 3 credit hours to receive Engaged Learning credit.