Specialization in Geophysics
Geophysical techniques are used to understand the physical behavior of planet
Earth, including plate-tectonic processes, earthquake mechanisms, and nuclear
test-ban verification. The B.S. degree in Geophysics provides a strong quantitative
background in seismology, geothermics and digital signal processing.
- Participation in a recognized geology or geophysics summer field camp is strongly recommended for all geophysics majors.
- Experience with a modern scientific computing language is essential.
- The requirements for the Geophysics major are considered minimal. Students should consult a faculty adviser for recommendations on additional course work that best fits their goals.
Software available for use:
Kingdom Suite – Donated by IHS Energy
Petra - Donated by IHS Energy
Hampson-Russell - Geophysical software
EasyCore and EasyCopy by The EasyCopy Company
RokDoc by Ikon Science
Petrel - Donated by Schlumberger
Landmark Solutions - Donated by Halliburton
Oasis Montaj – Geosoft Corporation
COMSOL Multiphysics software
Geocrack - A Coupled Fluid Flow/Heat Transfer/Rock Deformation Program
GM-SYS - Gravity/Magnetic Modeling
Golden Software Products