Geophysics Minor; Earth & Planetary Sciences

(College of Letters and Science)

Michael E. Oskin, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

David A. Osleger, Ph.D., Vice-Chairperson, Undergraduate Program

Sujoy Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D., Vice-Chairperson, Graduate Program

Department Office. 2119 Earth and Physical Sciences Building; 530-752-0350; http://www.geology.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. See http://geology.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/index.php

Geophysics is the study of the physical properties and processes within and surrounding the Earth. Many problems in the Earth Sciences require geophysical techniques for study. The interdisciplinary minor in geophysics is for students with backgrounds in the physical sciences, engineering and other fields who are interested in pursuing a graduate or professional career in geophysics, or those who desire a career in the energy, minerals, or environmental industries.

The minor is sponsored by the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Minor Advisor. See Geology major advisors.

Geophysics
Units: 19-26
Choose one:
4
ENG 006
Engineering Problem Solving (Active)
4
ECS 030
Programming and Problem Solving (Discontinued)
4
EME 005
Computer Programming for Engineering Applications (Active)
4
Choose two:
6
GEL 160
Geological Data Analysis (Active)
3
GEL 161
Geophysical Field Methods (Active)
3
GEL 162
Geophysics of the Solid Earth (Active)
3
GEL 163
Planetary Geology and Geophysics (Active)
3
EME 115
Introduction to Numerical Analysis and Methods (Active)
4
Choose one course sequence:
5-12
(a)
12
ATM 120
Atmospheric Thermodynamics and Cloud Physics (Active)
4
ATM 121A
Atmospheric Dynamics (Active)
4
ATM 121B
Atmospheric Dynamics (Active)
4
(b)
5
GEL 101
Structural Geology (Active)
3
GEL 101L
Structural Geology Lab (Active)
2
(c)
12
MAT 118A
Partial Differential Equations: Elementary Methods (Active)
4
MAT 118B
Partial Differential Equations: Eigenfunction Expansions (Active)
4
MAT 118C
Partial Differential Equations: Green's Functions and Transforms (Active)
4
(d)
12
PHY 104A
Introductory Methods of Mathematical Physics (Active)
4
or
ENG 180
Engineering Analysis (Active)
4
PHY 105A
Analytical Mechanics (Draft)
4
or
ENG 104
Mechanics of Materials (Active)
4
PHY 105C
Continuum Mechanics (Active)
4
or
HYD 103N
Fluid Mechanics Fundamentals (Active)
4
Total: 19-26