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Option II: Geophysics

  1. Mathematics 408C and 408D, or 408K, 408L, and 408M; 427K; and 427L. Mathematics 408C or 408K also meets the mathematics requirement of the core curriculum. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the total number of semester hours required for the degree.
  2. Physics 301, 101L, 315, 115L, 316, and 116L.
  3. Chemistry 301 and 302. Together, the courses that meet requirements 2 and 3 also meet parts I and II of the science and technology requirement of the core curriculum.
  4. Geological Sciences 401 or 303, 416K, 416M, 420K, 325J, 325K, 428, 354, 365P, 465K, 366M, and three additional hours of approved upper-division coursework in geological sciences.
  5. Six semester hours in approved field/research courses.  This requirement may be met by several courses, including Geological Sciences 348K, 660, 661, 376L, 679G, and approved off-campus geophysics field courses.
  6. Six semester hours of technical electives chosen from a list of approved coursework in mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, and related fields. A list of approved courses is available in the Jackson School of Geoscience Student Services Office. Technical elective credit for courses not on the approved list may be requested by petition. These courses will be added to the list after geophysics faculty review and approval.
  7. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.