Geophysics Bachelor of Science degree

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Geophysics

Students interested in this joint major should contact the chairperson of the department of Physics or Geosciences.

Core Program

23 to 24 credit hours in geosciences; 19 to 21 credit hours in physics; 26 credit hours in related disciplines

GEO 165Geology I

3

GEO 169General Geology Lab

1

GEO 215Minerals and Rocks

4

GEO 335Geophysics

4

GEO 370Structural Geology

4

GEO 459Seminar in Geosciences

1

or

PHYS 400Undergraduate Seminar

1

GEO 461Field Geology

3

GEO XXXGeology elective

PHYS 230University Physics I

4

PHYS 232University Physics I Lab

1

PHYS 231University Physics II

4

PHYS 233University Physics II Lab

1

One course (3-4 hours) from:

PHYS 321Engineering Statics

3

or

PHYS 330Thermodynamics

3

or

PHYS 331Theoretical Mechanics

3

or

PHYS 333Electricity and Magnetism

3

PHYS xxx6 credit hours of electives from PHYS 321 - PHYS 479

MATH 122University Calculus I

4

MATH 123University Calculus II

4

MATH 223University Calculus III

4

MATH 224Differential Equations

3

CSIT XXXAny course (preferably CSIT 104 Introduction to Microcomputer Software)

CHEM 115General Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHEM 125General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

CHEM 116General Chemistry Lecture II

3

CHEM 126General Chemistry Laboratory II

1

GEO 330Geomorphology

4

GEO 330: Geomorphology is strongly recommended.