Geophysics, Minor

Program Code: GPHYS_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 29-32

Requirements for the Minor

The minor consists of 18-20 credits satisfying the requirements below.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
GEOSC 1Physical Geology3
MATH 140Calculus With Analytic Geometry I Keystone/General Education Course4
PHYS 212General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism Keystone/General Education Course4
Additional Courses18-21
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Non-Geoscience Majors
Physical Processes in Geology
Select 3 credits from the following:
The Earth System and Global Change Keystone/General Education Course
Natural Disasters: Hollywood vs. Reality Keystone/General Education Course
Environments of Africa: Geology and Climate Change Keystone/General Education Course
The African Continent: Earthquakes, Tectonics and Geology Keystone/General Education Course
Physical Geology
Geology of the National Parks Keystone/General Education Course
The Sea Around Us Keystone/General Education Course
Earthquakes and Society Keystone/General Education Course
Select 11-13 credits of the following:
Natural Disasters
Volcanology
Hydrogeology
Environmental Geophysics
Analysis of Time Series
An Introduction to Seismology
Dynamics of the Earth
Geoscience Majors 1
General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism Keystone/General Education Course
Select 3-4 credits of the following:
Matrices Keystone/General Education Course
Calculus and Vector Analysis
Calculus of Several Variables
Integral Vector Calculus
Ordinary Differential Equations
Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
Select 11-13 credits of the following:
Natural Disasters
Volcanology
Hydrogeology
Environmental Geophysics
Analysis of Time Series
An Introduction to Seismology
Dynamics of the Earth

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Jacob Hoover
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
542 Deike Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-7791
undergrad@geosc.psu.edu

Contact

University Park

DEPARTMENT OF GEOSCIENCES
503 Deike Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-6711
contact@geosc.psu.edu

http://www.geosc.psu.edu