Concentration in Geophysics & Planetary Science

The Geophysics & Planetary Sciences concentration is a joint major between the Earth & Environment andĀ Astronomy departments. This multidisciplinary program is built around an array of geology, geophysics, astronomy, physics, and geography courses. Students who embark on this joint concentration develop the skills to understand structures and processes on a planetary scale. This concentration prepares students for research in geophysics, geodynamics, seismology, and planetary science or careers in science education, management, geotechnical consulting, computing, or writing. For descriptions of the various courses offered by the Department of Earth & Environment, go to theĀ Courses page.

Required Courses:

  • Earth Sciences: One of ES 101 or 105 or 140 or 142 or 144 or GE 104; ES 360
  • Astronomy: AS 202, 311
  • Mathematics: MA 123 and MA 124 (or both replaced by MA 127 or MA 129); MA 225
  • Chemistry: CH 101 or CH 131
  • Physics: PY 211, PY 212 (or PY 251, PY 252), PY 355 (or PY 403), PY 405 (or PY 408)
  • Four courses from the following (no more than three from the same department; one course must be 400-level or above): ES 222, ES 301, ES 371, ES 483, ES 505, ES 581; GE 302, GE 310, GE 312; AS 312, AS 414, AS 441; PY 313 or PY 351, PY 405 or PY 408, PY 410

For more information about the Geophysics & Planetary Science concentration, contact Professor Hall.