B.S. Subprogram in Petroleum Geology & 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 Petroleum Geology & 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

and complete either:

  • Chem 1220, General Chemistry 2 or 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, if not used above
  • Math 2153 and above
  • Physics 1251 and above, if not used 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:

  • 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 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 4999.01(H), Undergraduate Research for Thesis in Earth Sciences,  1 graded credit hour, prereq:  Rank 4 in Earth Sciences & permission of instructor
  • Earth Sciences 5661, Petroleum Geology, 4 credit hours, prereq: Earth Science 4423 & 4502 or written permission of instructor

b) Complete 1 of the following solid Earth Science courses:

  • Earth Sciences 5687, Energy Geophysics, 3 credit hours, prereq: Earth Sciences 1121; Math 1151; Physics 1250
  • Earth Sciences 5780, Reflection Seismology, 4 credit hours, prereq:  Earth Sciences 1121; Math 1151; Physics 1250

c) Complete Earth Sciences 5189.01, Earth Sciences 5189.02 and at least 1 other course from the electives list below or complete at least 3 courses from the list for a minimum of 9 semester 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 5604, Sequence Stratigraphy, 3 credit hours, prereq:  Earth Sciences 4502
  • 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 5651, Hydrogeology, 4 credit hours, prereq: Earth Science 1121; Math 1152 or above
  • 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
  • Math 2174, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations for Engineers, 3 credit hours, prereq: Math 2173
  • Math 2568, Linear Algebra, 3 credit hours, prereq: Math 2152