Geophysics, B.S.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 48


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Program Code: B481

Major Requirements

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. All prerequisite courses must also be completed with a grade of C or better before proceeding to the next course.

GEOL 1114Physical Geology for Science and Engineering Majors4
GEOL 1124Earth History4
GEOL 2224Introduction to Mineral Sciences4
GEOL 3233Sedimentary Petrology and Sedimentology3
GEOL 3114Structural Geology4
GEOL 3123Introductory Field Geology3
GPHY 2013Frontiers of Geophysics3
GPHY 3013Data Analysis in Geoscience3
GPHY 4133Colorado Field Geophysics3
GPHY 4413Global Geophysics3
GPHY 4553Introduction to Seismology3
GPHY 4874Seismic Exploration4
9 hours of Upper-Division Geophysics Electives9
3 hours of Upper-Division Geology Electives3
Total Credit Hours53

Major Support Requirements

MATH 2924Differential and Integral Calculus II 14
MATH 2934Differential and Integral Calculus III 14
MATH 3113Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
3 hours Upper-Division MATH elective3
PHYS 3043Physical Mechanics I3
ENGL 3153Technical Writing3
or GEOL 3333 Geowriting
Total Credit Hours20

General Education and College Requirements

Courses for fulfillment of General Education and college requirements must be from the approved General Education course list at http://www.ou.edu/content/gened/courses.htmlCourses graded P/NP will not apply

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

At least three hours of Upper-Division General Education coursework must be completed outside the major.

Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition (6 hours)
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language (0-10 hours)
(0-10 hours in the same language) Students who have not completed two years of the same language in high school are required to take two college courses in the same language
Beginning Course0-5
Beginning Course, continued0-5
Mathematics (minimum 3 hours)
MATH 1914Differential and Integral Calculus I 13-4
or MATH 1823 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Core Area II: Natural Science (minimum 7 hours, 2 courses)
CHEM 1315General Chemistry (Science with Lab) 15
or CHEM 1335 General Chemistry I: Signature Course
PHYS 2514General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors 14
Core Area III: Social Science (6 hours)
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course from the General Education Social Science list3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities - one must be Upper Division (3000-4000-level)
Artistic Forms (3 hours)
Choose one course from the General Education Artistic Forms list.3
Western Culture (6 hours)
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
Choose one course from the General Education Western Culture list (Excluding HIST 1483 and HIST 1493)3
World Culture (3 hours)
Choose one course from the General Education World Culture list3
Core Area V: First Year Experience (3 hours)
Choose one course3
Total Credit Hours39-50

ADDITIONAL MEWBORNE COLLEGE OF EARTH & ENERGY REQUIREMENT

PHYS 2524General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors4
Total Credit Hours4

Free Electives

Electives to bring total applicable hours to 120 including 48 upper-division hours.

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

Students who have not completed two years of the same language in high school are required to take two college courses in the same 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
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
GEOL 1114 Physical Geology for Science and Engineering Majors 4
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
MATH 1914 Differential and Integral Calculus I (Core I) 1 4
First Year Experience (Core V) 3 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
GPHY 2013 Frontiers of Geophysics 3
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
MATH 2924 Differential and Integral Calculus II 1 4
CHEM 1315 General Chemistry 2 5
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore
First Semester
GEOL 2224 Introduction to Mineral Sciences 4
MATH 2934 Differential and Integral Calculus III 1 4
PHYS 2514 General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors (Core II) 4
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
GEOL 1124 Earth History 4
GEOL 3233 Sedimentary Petrology and Sedimentology 3
GPHY 3013 Data Analysis in Geoscience 3
PHYS 2524 General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors 4
 Credit Hours14
Junior
First Semester
MATH 3113 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
GEOL 3114 Structural Geology 4
GPHY 4413 Global Geophysics 3
Geophysics Elective (upper-division) 3
General Education Artistic Forms (Core IV) 3 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
GEOL 3123 Introductory Field Geology 3
GPHY 4553 Introduction to Seismology 3
Geophysics Elective (upper-division) 3
General Education Social Science (Core III) 3 3
 Credit Hours12
Summer
GPHY 4133 Colorado Field Geophysics 3
 Credit Hours3
Senior
First Semester
ENGL 3153
Technical Writing 4
or Geowriting
3
GPHY 4874 Seismic Exploration 4
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
Geophysics Elective (upper-division) 3
General Education Western Culture (Core IV) 3 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
PHYS 3043 Physical Mechanics I 3
Geology Elective (upper-division) 3
Math Elective (upper-division) 3
General Education World Culture (Core IV) 3 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120