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Geophysics

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School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

Be exposed to a broad spectrum of geophysics, including: resource exploration, environmental geophysics, seismology, and tectonics.

What You'll Study

The mission of the undergraduate program in Geophysics is to expose students to a broad spectrum of geophysics, including: resource exploration, environmental geophysics, seismology, and tectonics. Students in the major obtain a solid foundation in the essentials of math, physics, and geology, and build upon that foundation with advanced coursework in geophysics to develop the in-depth knowledge they need to pursue advanced graduate study and professional careers in government or the private sector.

Degrees Offered

  • BS
  • Minor
  • Coterm

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Exploratory Courses

GEOPHYS 101

Frontiers of Geophysical Research at Stanford (GEOPHYS 201)

GEOPHYS 104

The Water Course (EARTHSYS 104, EARTHSYS 204, GEOPHYS 204)

GEOPHYS 108

Tectonics Field Trip (GEOLSCI 189, GEOLSCI 289, GEOPHYS 214)

GEOPHYS 110

Introduction to the Foundations of Contemporary Geophysics (EARTHSYS 110)

GEOPHYS 30N

Designing Science Fiction Planets (GEOLSCI 30N)

GEOPHYS 90

Earthquakes and Volcanoes (EARTHSYS 113)

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