B.S. in Physics and Geosciences Program By Yale University | Top Universities

B.S. in Physics and Geosciences

B.S. in Physics and Geosciences

  • QS World University Rankings
    17
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
  • Scholarships No
The major in Physics and Geosciences applies fundamental physical principles to the study of Earth and other planetary bodies at a level that is more intensive than in the Physics or Geology and Geophysics majors individually. Topics of interest range from atmosphere, ocean, and climate dynamics to physics of the solid Earth or of other planetary bodies. The prerequisites for the major include MATH 120 or its equivalent, PHYS 170, 171 or another introductory physics sequence, the associated physics laboratory sequence PHYS 205L, 206L, and a course in ordinary differential equations chosen from ENAS 194, MATH 246, or PHYS 301. Beyond the prerequisites, the major requires a minimum of twelve term courses, including the senior project. At least four of these courses must be in Physics and at least six must be in Geology and Geophysics. Students complete a two- or three-term advanced physics sequence: either PHYS 401 and 402, or PHYS 410, 420, and 430. They must also take basic quantum mechanics (PHYS 439) and one elective numbered PHYS 320 or above. Required courses in Geology and Geophysics include one introductory course numbered G&G 100?150, with any accompanying laboratory; one elective numbered G&G 200 or above; and four advanced electives from one of two Geology and Geophysics tracks: the Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate track or the Solid Earth Science track.
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