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8.5 B.Sc. Geological Sciences (Geophysics) Program Chart

8.5 B.Sc. Geological Sciences (Geophysics)1

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

HONOURS GEOPHYSICS 120 CREDIT HOURS

GEOL 1340 (B) and one of: GEOL 1400, GEOL 1410, or GEOL 14202

PHYS 1050(B) [or PHYS 1020(B+)], PHYS 1070(B) [or PHYS 1030 (B+)], MATH 12103, COMP 1012, CHEM 1300, MATH 15103(B), and MATH 17103(B) [or MATH 1500(B) and MATH 1700(B)1]

Plus 3 credit hours from the Faculty of Arts.

GEOL 2060, GEOL 2440, GEOL 2500GEOL 2520, GEOL 2530, GEOL 2800

MATH 21304, MATH 21324

Plus 3 credit hours from the Faculty of Arts.

GEOL 3130, GEOL 3740, GEOL 3810, GEOL 4250, GEOL 4320, GEOL 4330, GEOL 4670, GEOL 47405, GEOL 4810, GEOL 4870, COMP 21904, PHYS 2600, MATH 31324,

6 credit hours of Geological Sciences Geophysics Electives from List P and 6 credit hours of Geological Sciences Geophysics Electives from List B.

Enough elective credit to total 120 credit hours for the program.

MAJOR GEOPHYSICS 120 CREDIT HOURS

GEOL 1340 (C+) and one of: GEOL 1400, GEOL 1410, or GEOL 14202

PHYS 1050(C) [or PHYS 1020(C+)], PHYS 1070(C) [or PHYS 1030 (C+)], MATH 12103, COMP 1012, CHEM 1300, MATH 15103(C+), and MATH 17103 (C) [or MATH 1500(C+) and MATH 1700(C)1]

3 credit hours from the Faculty of Arts.

GEOL 2060, GEOL 2440, GEOL 2500, GEOL 2520, GEOL 2530, GEOL 2800

MATH 21304, MATH 21324

3 credit hours from the Faculty of Arts.

GEOL 3130, GEOL 3740, GEOL 3810, GEOL 4670, GEOL 47405, GEOL 4810, COMP 21904, PHYS 2600, MATH 31324

9 credit hours of Geological Sciences Geophysics Electives from List A, 3 credit hours of Geological Sciences Geophysics Electives from List P and 6 credit hours of Geological Sciences Geophysics Electives from List B.

Enough elective credit to total 120 credit hours for the program.

NOTES:

1The courses required in this program satisfy the University Mathematics Requirement and the University Written English Requirement.

2GEOL 1400 is highly recommended to be taken in Year 1, but GEOL 1410 or GEOL 1420 may be substituted.

3MATH 1690 may be taken in place of MATH 1500 (or MATH 1510) and MATH 1700 (or MATH 1710); MATH 1300 may be taken in place of MATH 1210. Selection of MATH 1300 or MATH 1210 will determine the prerequisite background for Mathematics courses required in years 2, 3 and 4.

4MATH 2720 may be taken in place of MATH 2130. PHYS 2490 may be taken in place of MATH 2132. MATH 2160 may be taken in place of COMP 2190. PHYS 3490 may be taken in place of MATH 3132. Normally, students select (MATH 2130, MATH 2132, COMP 2190, and MATH 3132) or (MATH 2720, PHYS 2490, MATH 2160, and PHYS 3490).

5GEOL 4740 will normally be taken immediately following the Winter term examinations and will continue for approximately three weeks. Registration will show as Summer Term. NOTE: Students are expected to contribute to the costs of transportation, lodging, and food. Contact the Department for further information.

IMPORTANT: The Honours and Major programs need not be completed in the manner prescribed in the chart above. The chart indicates one possible arrangement of the required courses and is meant to be a guide around which students can plan their program. (Letters in brackets indicate the minimum prerequisite standing required for further study)

NOTE:

  • To fulfil prerequisite requirements, a grade of 'C' must be achieved in any course stipulated as prerequisite to a further course in Geological Sciences, unless a higher prerequisite grade is stipulated in a course description.
  • All courses are not offered every year. The course schedule for the current academic term is available from the Class Schedule
  • Students registering in certain courses may be required to pay a portion of the costs associated with field trips. For details, contact the Department general office.
  • Equivalent courses offered through Universit√© de Saint-Boniface may be used in lieu of the specified courses identified in the degree program chart. Universit√© de Saint-Boniface courses end in the number '1' (e.g. PHYS 1051).

Other Note 1: Geological Sciences Geophysics Electives Lists A, B and P

List A Electives: Major students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours from the following courses:

GEOL 4250

Theory and Application of Geophysical Inversion Methods (3)L

GEOL 4320

Physics of the Earth: Seismology and Heat Flow (3)

GEOL 4330

Physics of the Earth: Geomagnetism and Gravity (3)

GEOL 4920

Technical Report (3)

List B Electives: Honours students are required to complete a minimum of 6 credit hours; Major students must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours from the following courses:

GEOL 2390

Environmental Geology (3)

GEOL 2770

Principles of Inorganic Geochemistry (3)L

GEOL 3110

Petrogenesis of Igneous Rocks (3)L

GEOL 3420

Engineering Geology (3)

GEOL 3440

Structure and Metamorphism (3)L

GEOL 3450

Hydrogeology (3)L

GEOL 3490

Glacial Geology and Geomorphology (3)L

GEOL 3750

Geology and Geophysics of the Planets (3)L

GEOL 3900

Sedimentology (3)L

GEOL 3910

Introduction to Field Mapping (3)

GEOL 4270

Advanced Studies in Earth Sciences (3)

GEOL 4300

Mineral Deposits (3)L

GEOL 4360

Mineral Exploration Techniques (3)L

GEOL 4370

Global Change (3)

GEOL 4380

Mineral Resource Development (3)

GEOL 4520

Petroleum Geology (3)L

GEOL 4890

Basin Analysis (3)L

GEOL 4910

Advanced Field Mapping (3)

ENVR 2550

Environmental Chemistry (3)L

GEOG 2300

Atmospheric Thermodynamics , Clouds and Precipitation (3)

GEOG 2310

Introduction to Process Hydrology (3)

GEOG 2930

Introduction to Oceanography (3)

GEOG 3200

Introduction to Remote Sensing (3)L

GEOG 3310

Atmospheric Dynamics, Storms and Radar (3)

GEOG 3320

Introduction to Microclimates and Micrometeorology (3)

GEOG 3730

Geographic Information Systems (3)L

Any List A or P not already taken, or any advanced level Geological Sciences, Physics or Mathematics course(s) approved by department.

List P Electives: Honours students are required to complete a minimum of 6 credit hours; Major students must complete a minimum of 3 credit hours from the following courses:

CHEM 2290

Chemical Energetics and Dynamics: Macroscopic Descriptions (3)L

PHYS 2152

Modern Physics for Engineers (3)L

PHYS 2260

Optics (3)L

PHYS 2610

Circuit Theory and Introductory Electronics (3)L

PHYS 2650

Classical Mechanics 1 (3)

PHYS 3180

Stars (3)

PHYS 3630

Electro - and Magnetostatic Theory (3)

PHYS 3670

Classical Thermodynamics (3)

MECH 2262

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (3)L

Or alternate physical science course(s) approved by department.