B.S. Subprogram in Geophysics (old program)

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This information only applies to students who declared their major in Earth Sciences during or before Spring 2020 term and completing their degree before Spring 2023.

 

B.S. Subprogram in Geophysics (old program)

Preparation for the major:

  • Chem 1210, General Chemistry 1, 5 credit hours
  • Math 1151, Calculus 1, 5 credit hours
  • Math 1152, Calculus 2, 5 credit hours
  • Biology 1113, Energy Transfer and Development, 4 credit hours
  • Physics 1250, Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Waves, 5 credit hours
  • Earth Sciences 1121, The Dynamic Earth, 4 credit hours
  • Earth Sciences 1122, Earth through Time, 4 credit hours
  • Earth Sciences 2245, Introductory Data Analysis for Earth and Environmental Sciences, 4 credit hours
  • Physics 1251, E&M, Optics, Modern Physicss, 5 credit hours

with a minimum of 2 additional courses (6-10 credit hours) in sciences and mathematics, chosen from:

  • Chem 1220 and above
  • Math 2153 and above
  • Physics 2300 and above
  • EEOB 3310, Evolution
  • Geog 5900, Weather, Climate & Global Warming
  • Geog 5200, Cartography and Map Design

Other options require approval by an SES advisor.
Note: Where available, an Honors offering can be substituted for the equivalent non-Honors course listed in the Preparation for the Major.

Core requirements:

a) Complete the following courses (7 credit hours):

  • Earth Sciences 4421, Earth Materials, 3 credit hours, prereq: Chem 1210
  • Earth Sciences 4423, Introduction to Petrology, 3 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 1121 & 4421
  • Earth Sciences 4999.01(H), Undergraduate Research for Thesis in Earth Sciences,  1 graded credit hour, prereq:  Rank 4 in Earth Sciences & permission of instructor

b) Complete 2 of the following solid Earth geophysics and geomathematics courses (6 credit hours):

  • Earth Sciences 5641, Geostatistics, 3 credit hours, prereq:  Stat 5301 and Math 1152 or above, or permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5642, Geomathematical Analysis, 3 credit hours, prereq:  Math 1152 or above, or permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5646, Geodynamics, 3 credit hours, prereq:  Math 1152, Physics 1250 & EARTHSC 4530, or permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5680, Deep Earth Geophysics ,3 credit hours, prereq:  Math 1152 and Physics 1251
  • GEOSCIM 5781, Geodesy & Geodynamics, 3 credit hours, prereq:  Math 1152 or above, or Physics 1251, or permission of instructor

c) Complete 2 of the following applied geophysics courses (6 or 7 credit hours):

  • Earth Sciences 5310, Remote Sensing in the Earth Sciences, 3 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 1121; Physics 1250; Math 1151 or above
  • Earth Sciences 4560, Applied Geophysics, 3 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 1121, Math 1151 & Physics 1250
  • Earth Sciences 5687, Energy Geophysics, 3 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 1121; Math 1151; Physics 1250
  • Earth Sciences 5751, Quantitative Reservoir Modeling, 4 credit hours, prereq:  Earth Sciences 2245 & Math 1152, or permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5780, Reflection Seismology, 4 credit hours, prereq:  Earth Sciences 1121; Math 1151; Physics 1250
  • Earth Sciences 5781, Gravity Exploration, 3 credit hours, prereq: Math 1152 or above, grad standing or permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5782, Magnetic Exploration, 3 credit hours, prereq:  Math 1152 or above, grad standing or permission of instructor

d) Complete at least 11 semester hours from the following courses that were not selected in parts b. or c.:

  • Earth Sciences 5310, Remote Sensing in the Earth Sciences, 3 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 1121; Physics 1250; Math 1151 or above
  • Earth Sciences 4450, Water, Ice, and Energy in the Earth System, 3 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 1121, and Chem 1210 or Physics 1250, or permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 4501, Paleontology, 4 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 1122 and 3 credit hours in biological sciences.
  • Earth Sciences 4502, Stratigraphy and Sedimentation. 4 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 1121; Earth Sciences 1122
  • Earth Sciences 4530, Structural Geology, 4 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 1121; Physics 1250 or above
  • Earth Sciences 4560, Applied Geophysics, 3 Earth Sciences 1121, Math 1151 & Physics 1250
  • Earth Sciences 4998(H), (Maximum of 3 credit hours of 4998(H) + 4999.02(H) + 5191 allowed) Research 1-3 Permission of instructor (Honors Program for 4998H)
  • Earth Sciences 4999.02(H), (Maximum of 3 credit hours of 4998(H) + 4999.02(H) + 5191 allowed) Research for Thesis 1-3 Permission of instructor (Honors Program for 4999.02(H)
  • Earth Sciences 5189.01, Field Geology I, 3 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 4423; Earth Sciences 4530; and permission of instructor (learn more)
  • Earth Sciences 5189.02, Field Geology II, 3 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 5189.01
  • Earth Sciences 5191, (Maximum of 3 credit hours of 4998(H) + 4999.02(H) + 5191 allowed) Internship 1-3 Permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5206, Advanced Oceanography, 3 credit hours, prereq:  Earth Sciences 1100 or Earth Sciences 1105 or Earth Sciences 1121 or graduate student standing or permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5550, Geomorphology, 4 credit hours, prereq: Earth Science 1121; Earth Science 1122; or permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5621 Introduction to Geochemistry, 3  credit hours, prereq: 4 in Earth Science or related fields; Chemistry 1220 or above, or permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5629 Principles of Petrology, 3 credit hours, prereq: 4 or Grad standing in Earth Science or related fields, or permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5641, Geostatistics, 3 credit hours, prereq: Statistics 5301 and Math 1152 or above, or permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5642, Geomathematical Analysis, 3 credit hours, prereq: Math 1152 or above, or permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5646, Geodynamics, 3 credit hours, prereq: Math 1152 and Physics 1250 & Earth Science 4530, or permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5650, Glaciology, 3 credit hours, prereq: Earth Science 4450 or permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5651, Hydrogeology, 4 credit hours, prereq: Earth Science 1121; Math 1152 or above
  • Earth Sciences 5655, Land Surface Hydrology, 3 credit hours, prereq: Math 1152 or above, Chemistry 1210 or above, and Physics 1250 or above
  • Earth Sciences 5661, Petroleum Geology, 4 credit hours, prereq: Earth Science 4423 & 4502 or written permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5680, Deep Earth Geophysics, 3 credit hours, prereq: Math 1152 and Physics 1251
  • Earth Sciences 5687, Energy Geophysics, 3 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 1121; Math 1151; Physics 1250
  • Earth Sciences 5751, Quantitative Reservoir Modeling, 4 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 2245 & Math 1152, or permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5780, Reflection Seismology, 4 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 1121; Math 1151; Physics 1250
  • Earth Sciences 5781, Gravity Exploration, 3 credit hours, prereq: Math 1152 or above, grad standing or permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5782, Magnetic Exploration, 3 credit hours, prereq: Math 1152 or above, grad standing or permission of instructor
  • GEOSCIM 5781, Geodesy & Geodynamics, 3 credit hours, prereq: Math 1152 or above, or Physics 1251, or permission of instructor