University General Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    Jun 26, 2019  
University General Course Catalog 2018-2019

Geophysics, Minor

I. Contact Information

Geological Sciences and Engineering Department
401 Paul Laxalt Mineral Engineering
(775) 784-6050

II. Description

Geophysics applies mathematical and physical principles to the study of the Earth and planets. The curriculum introduces the global properties of the Earth (gravity, magnetic field, crustal motions, interior dynamics) and the determination of near-surface and interior properties through the use of seismology, electromagnetics, potential fields, remote sensing, geodesy and GPS. The curriculum provides a broad grounding in physical and mathematical fundamentals useful for future graduate study or for work in energy, natural resource or engineering industries. Students will gain experience in the integrated application of geologic observations and geophysical measurements to the analysis of Earth science and related engineering problems using current, industry-standard computational and GIS tools.

III. Program Requirements (21 units)

The following courses are recommended for students seeking a degree with a minor in Geophysics. These students must select a minor-program advisor in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering, and must have their program approved.