Bachelor of Science in Geology and Geophysics - Geophysics Program By Missouri University of Science and Technology |Top Universities

Bachelor of Science in Geology and Geophysics - Geophysics

Bachelor of Science in Geology and Geophysics - Geophysics

  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
Geology and geophysics involves the exploration of the Earth’s composition in order to better understand its history and future. For geologists and geophysicists, the unpredictability of our Earth is an opportunity for constant discovery. Geologists study everything from the origin of the Earth to hazardous waste issues that affect the world around us. Geology, geochemistry and geophysics study the history, composition, and structure of Earth and other planetary bodies. The expertise and activities in the geology and geophysics program help make the Missouri University of Science and Technology one of the leading U.S. research universities. Faculty and students are investigating areas such as the study of nuclear waste disposal, ground water pollution, palynostratigraphy (microfossils), geophysical characterization of geological hazards (e.g., earthquakes, collapsed caverns) reflection and theoretical seismology, computational geophysics, 3D seismic applications to petroleum exploration, evolution of petroleum reservoirs, genesis of ore deposits, magmatism and tectonics. We provide the only program in Missouri in geophysics and geochemistry with an emphasis on exploration and environmental applications. Mission Statement Provide the highest quality education to students leading to the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in geology and geophysics. Prepare students for professional careers in five emphasis areas: geology, geochemistry, geophysics, groundwater and environmental geochemistry, and petroleum geology. Provide service courses for students in related programs (including geological engineering, mining engineering, petroleum engineering, environmental engineering, ceramic engineering, civil engineering, physics, biology and chemistry) as well as many of the programs in the humanities and liberal arts. The program has both the opportunity and the mission to engage in basic and applied research that contributes to the solution of problems related to mankind and the environment. To meet this goal, the program collaborates on projects that transcend the traditional boundaries between scientific and engineering disciplines. Faculty and students commonly conduct research with geologists in the Rolla offices of the United States Geological Survey and the Missouri Geological Survey, with scientists and engineers from various disciplines at Missouri S&T and other campuses of the University of Missouri system, as well as with other Earth scientists in universities within the United States and abroad (e.g., Ireland, Republic of South Africa). Provide graduates to the mining, petroleum, groundwater, and environmental industries; to the Missouri Geological Survey, the U.S. Geological Survey and other educational research institutions. This program is focused on Geophysics. Along with this specialization you can choose following specializations also: Geochemistry Geology Groundwater and Environmental Geochemistry Petroleum Geology