Geophysics

Scott D. Giorgis, Coordinator (ISC 235A)

Faculty of the Departments of Geological Sciences and Physics.

The primary objective of this interdisciplinary program is to prepare students for both immediate careers and graduate-level study in geophysics. The program differs from the Bachelor of Arts degree programs in Geological Sciences and Physics since it provides the background in both mathematics and physics that is required for solution of problems in the field of solid earth geophysics.

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Total credit hours required to complete major: 73

Basic Requirements
50 semester hours

GSCI 111
Geological Sciences I
4

GSCI 112
Geological Sciences II
4

GSCI 210
Mineralogy
3

GSCI 220
Petrology
3

GSCI 341
Principles of Structural Geology
3

GSCI 343
Applied Geophysics
3

GSCI 391
Seminar
1

PHYS 123/124
Analytical Physics I
4

PHYS 125/126
Analytical Physics II
4

PHYS 223
Analytical Physics III
3

PHYS 224
Analytical Physics IV
3

PHYS 226
Optics/Modern Physics Laboratory
1

PHYS 335
Electricity and Magnetism I
3

PHYS 362
Intermediate Laboratory I
2

Electives in Geological Sciences and Physics
9
Related Requirements
23 semester hours

MATH 221
Calculus I
4

MATH 222
Calculus II
4

MATH 223
Calculus III
4

MATH 326
Differential Equations I
3

CHEM 116/117&118
Chemistry I and II OR


CHEM 120/121&122
General Chemistry I and II
7

CHEM 125
Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
1
Total hours as outlined


Major department(s) required

50

Related requirements

23

Minimum Competence Requirement

A grade of C– or better is required for each of the following courses: GSCI 111, 112, 210, 220, 341, 343, 391; PHYS 123/124, 125/126, 223, 224, 226, 335, and 362.

Department Writing Requirement

Students in Geophysics will satisfy the writing requirement of either the Department of Geological Sciences or Physics. The determination will be made by the Coordinator and/or advisor upon review of student’s course selection. Students must consult with their advisor to ensure that they meet the College’s writing requirement.