Geology–Physics/Mathematics

Standard program for the A.B. degree

This program emphasizes physical processes on and within the Earth. Recommended for students seeking a liberal education and interested in applying physical and mathematical principles toward an understanding of the planets, Earth and the environment.

1. Three basic supporting science courses:

a. PHYS 0050, 0060; or PHYS 0070, 0160; or ENGN 0030, 0040.

b. CHEM 0330 (or advanced placement).

2. Eleven (11) concentration courses:

a. GEOL 0220, 0230, 0250, 1610.

b. Two from GEOL 1410, 1450, 1620 (courses related to solid Earth dynamics); GEOL 1330, 1350, 1580 (courses related to climate and the environment).

c. Three courses in mathematics, including APMA 0330.

d. PHYS 0470; or ENGN 0510.

e. One upper-level geological sciences, mathematics or physics course with approval from the departmental concentration advisor.

Standard program for the Sc.B. degree

This program is recommended for students interested in graduate study and careers in geophysics and related fields.

1. Three basic supporting science courses:

a. PHYS 0050, 0060; or PHYS 0070, 0160; or ENGN 0030, 0040.

b. CHEM 0330 (or advanced placement).

2. Seventeen (17) concentration courses:

a. GEOL 0220, 0230, 0250, 1450, 1610, 1620, plus two from this list: GEOL 1410, 1420, 1560, 1650, 1810 (courses related to solid Earth dynamics); GEOL 0240, 1330, 1350, 1580 (courses related to climate and the environment); a field course.

b. PHYS 0470, 0500; or ENGN 0510, 1370.

c. Four courses in mathematics, including APMA 0330, 0340.

d. Two additional courses from upper level geological sciences, mathematics, or supporting sciences with approval from the departmental concentration advisor.

e. GEOL 1970 (Senior Research Thesis).




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