Geophysics is the study of the physical properties and processes within and surrounding the Earth and other planets. Many problems in the Earth and Planetary Sciences require geophysical techniques for study. The minor in geophysics is designed for those Geology majors and non-Geology majors, who are interested in pursuing a graduate or professional career in geophysics, and/or those who desire a career in petroleum or civil engineering or environmental industries. The minor in geophysics may be particularly useful to those in related technical fields such as mathematics, physics, material science and engineering, who wish to apply their skills to problems in Earth science.
Students majoring in Geology may elect to complete a minor in Geophysics, Environmental Geology, or Oceanography. They may not complete a minor in Geology.
Students majoring in Marine & Coastal Science may elect to complete a minor in Geology, Geophysics, or Environmental Geology. They may not complete a minor in Oceanography.
The minor is sponsored by the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences.
Faculty Advisor: M. I. Billen.
|Risk: Natural Hazards & Related Phenomena|
|Geological Data Analysis|
|Geophysical Field Methods|
|Geophysics of the Solid Earth|
|Planetary Geology & Geophysics|
|Choose additional courses from above and/or from the following list to reach at least 18 total units for the minor.||6|
|Non-Renewable Natural Resources|
|Environmental Geology & Land Use Planning|
|Geology of Ore Deposits|
|Physical & Chemical Oceanography|
|Hydrogeology & Contaminant Transport|
|Principles of Hydrologic Science|
|Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering|