Geophysics Minor

The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences minor in Geophysics aims to broaden student’s perspectives on physical processes occurring both on Earth and throughout the Solar System.Course offered as part of the minor allow students the opportunity to apply concepts of continuum mechanics, dynamics, plasma physics, solar physics, fluid mechanics, elastic wave propagation, chemistry, and hydrology, among others, to Earth and planetary systems.In addition, many of the courses include in depth discussion of natural hazards, which play a role in public policy, economic planning, and the challenges of sustainability.

Required Courses

EAS 2600 Earth Processes (3-1-4) Spring/Fall

EAS 3610 Introduction to Geophysics (3-0-3) Fall

Choose 8 credit hours (6 MUST be 3000 level or above):

EAS 4795 Groundwater Hydrology (3-0-3)

EAS 4330 Physical Volcanology (3-0-3) Spring

EAS 4360 Space Physics and Space Instrumentation (3-0-3) Spring

EAS 4314 Seismology (3-0-3) Fall

EAS 4200 Structural Geology and Continuum Mechanics (3-1-4) Spring

EAS 4310 Tectonics, Climate, and Landscape Evolution (3-0-3) Fall

EAS 4312 Geodynamics (3-0-3) Spring