2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 23, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Physics: Concentration in Geophysics [PHY_GEOP]

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This concentration is not offered for the 2022-2023 academic year.


The study of geophysics includes a knowledge of the physical laws that govern the earth and a range of geology topics such as the earth's interior, crustal movements, mineral and fossil fuel resources. Crucial to these topics are the mathematical tools needed to describe them. For more information, contact the Physics Department .

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Understand, recall and apply the core principles, concepts, theories, and laws of physics such as: Classical Mechanics, electromagnetic theory, thermodynamics, optics, circuits and electronics, introductory quantum mechanics, and the special theory of relativity.
  2. Understand, recall and apply basic mathematical theorems, strategies, concepts and applications commonly used in physics such as: Calculus, vector analysis and vector calculus, differential equations, complex analysis and matrices.
  3. Collect, evaluate, and interpret experimental data, including having a familiarity with the electronic and other equipment commonly used in laboratory settings.
  4. Present scientific information using accepted writing techniques.
  5. Present scientific information in oral presentations.
  6. Use computers and other information technology resources to locate, assemble and critically evaluate information from scientific literature.
  7. Design and create computer programs capable of performing numerical computations and data analysis.

C. Required Elective Courses: 9 credit hours

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Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124

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