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B.S. Degree in Geophysics



A B.S. degree in geophysics provides fundamental skills in solid earth geophysics, including seismic and potential field exploration and earthquake seismology.

Requirements for a Major in Geophysics

Forty-five semester hours including the following:

• One course from GEO 1401, 1402, 1403, 1405, 1408.

• GEO 1406, 3319, 3342, 3427, 3445, (4341 or 4346), 4457, 4458, 4656, and 4V90.

• A grade of "C" or better in geology courses used for the major.

• GEO 43C0 (senior thesis).

• All senior-level candidates must complete the exit exam.

Required courses in other fields

• CHE 1301.

• CSI 1430 and 3324.

• MTH 1321, 1322, 2311, 2321, 3325, and 3326.

• PHY 1420, 1430, 2360, (3320 or 3330).

• Any two "3000" or "4000" level courses or one four-hour course selected from geology or the four fields above. These courses must be approved by the student's advisor.