Geophysics and Seismology Major

Description: A program that focuses on the scientific study of the physics of solids and its application to the study of the earth and other planets. Includes instruction in gravimetric, seismology, earthquake forecasting, magnetrometry, electrical properties of solid bodies, plate tectonics, active deformation, thermodynamics, remote sensing, geodesy, and laboratory simulations of geological processes. Is Geophysics and Seismology the right major for you?
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Geophysics and Seismology Major

What Courses Do Geophysics and Seismology Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Geophysics and Seismology majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Data Processing
  • Geodynamics
  • Geohydrology
  • Geostatistics
  • Inverse Theory
  • Signal Processing
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