Geophysics, Bachelor of Science in Geophysics

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 126

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 48

Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Program Code: B481

Students who have not completed two years of the same foreign language in high school are required to take two college courses in the same foreign language. This additional coursework may add 6-10 hours to the minimum hours required for graduation.

In order to progress in your curriculum, and as a specific graduation requirement, a grade of C or better is required in each course listed in the curriculum. Students must also successfully complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better before proceeding to the next course.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
MATH 1914 Differential and Integral Calculus I (Core I) 1 4
CHEM 1315 General Chemistry (Core II) 2 5
GEOL 1114 Physical Geology for Science and Engineering Majors 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
MATH 2924 Differential and Integral Calculus II 1 4
CHEM 1415 General Chemistry (Continued) 2 5
GEOL 1124 Earth History 4
 Credit Hours16
First Semester
MATH 2934 Differential and Integral Calculus III 1 4
PHYS 2514 General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors (Core II) 4
C S 1313 Programming for Non-Majors with C 3
GEOL 2224 Introduction to Mineral Sciences 4
General Education Western Civilization & Culture (Core IV) 3 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
HIST 1483
United States, 1492 to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
PHYS 2524 General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors 4
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
GEOL 3233 Sedimentary Petrology and Sedimentology 3
General Education Understanding Artistic Forms (Core IV) 3 3
 Credit Hours16
First Semester
MATH 3113 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
GEOL 3114 Structural Geology 4
GPHY 4413 Global Geophysics 3
Physics Elective (upper-division) 3
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
PHYS 3043 Physical Mechanics I 3
Geology Math Elective (upper-division) 3
Geophysics Elective (upper-division) 3
Geology Elective (upper-division) 3
General Education Social Science (Core III) 3 3
 Credit Hours15
First Semester
ENGL 3153
Technical Writing 4
or Geowriting
GPHY 4874 Seismic Exploration 4
GPHY 5864 Gravimetric and Magnetic Exploration 4
Physics Elective (upper-division) 3
Geophysics Elective (upper-division) 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
GEOL 3123 Introductory Field Geology 3
Geology Elective (upper-division) 3
Geophysics Elective (upper-division) 3
General Education Non-Western Culture (Core IV) 3 3
 Credit Hours12
GPHY 4133 Colorado Field Geophysics (Capstone) 3
 Credit Hours3
 Total Credit Hours126