Option II: Geophysics

Major Requirements

  1. Mathematics 427J and 427L
  2. Physics 315 and 115L
  3. Geological Sciences 325K, 354, 365P, 465K, 366M
  4. Six semester hours of approved field coursework. This requirement may be met by Geological Sciences 348K, 660A/660B, 661A/661B, or 679G. All field coursework should be completed during the same summer semester.
  5. Three additional hours of approved upper-division coursework in geological sciences.

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

BS Geological Sciences, Option II:  Geophysics

First Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
GEO 3033E 316L, 316M, 316N, or 316P3 
M 408C4M 408D4 
CH 3013CH 3023 
UGS 302 or 3033PHY 3013 
RHE 3063PHY 101L1 
 16 14
Second Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
GEO 416K4GEO 420K4 
GEO 416M4GEO 325G3 
PHY 3163PHY 3153 
PHY 116L1PHY 115L1 
M 427J4M 427L4 
 16 15
Third Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
GEO 325K3GEO 365P3Field Coursework6
GEO 4284Visual/Performing Arts3 
GEO 465K4Social/Behavioral Science3 
Tech Elective3Tech Elective3 
 Foreign Language/Culture3 
 14 15 6
Fourth Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
GEO 366M3GEO 3543 
GOV 310L3GOV 312L3 
US History3US History3 
Tech Elective, Upper-division3GEO Elective, Upper-division3 
Foreign Language/Culture3Tech Elective, Upper-division3 
 15 15
Total credit hours: 126