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  Oct 16, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Geophysics Major (GEPJ) (43 to 45 hours) (Physics)


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The Geosciences and Physics Departments offer a program of study leading to a major in geophysics. Students choosing this program of study are also required to take mathematics courses, which correspond to a minor in mathematics. Students contemplating a geophysics major should contact the Geosciences and Physics Departments as early as possible for advising. Students need to meet with advisors in both departments.

Major Core: (40 to 41 hours)


Select one of the following two core courses:


One of the following


Electives: (3 to 4 hours)


One elective from upper-level geosciences, physics, and engineering courses to be chosen with consent of advisor (3-4 hours).

Additional Information


A minimum grade of “C” is required in each of the required courses as well as in each of the prerequisites for all required courses.

Required Mathematics Minor (19 hours)


Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement


Students who have chosen the Geophysics Major will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing one of the following courses:

Required Supporting Courses (8 hours)


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