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 4331 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 4370 Physics of Planets (3-0-3) Fall
  • EAS 4312 Geodynamics (3-0-3) Spring
  • EAS 4699 Undergraduate Research(max 3 credit  hours toward minor) (3-0-3)
  • *EAS 4803 Special Topics – If approved in advance by the Undergraduate Coordinator