Geophysics

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Geophysics is an interdisciplinary physical science of the planets and their environments, in particular the Earth. Geophysics applies the knowledge and techniques of physics, mathematics, and chemistry to understand planetary structure, dynamic behaviour, and evolution through time.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • Yes Honours Option

Geophysics is an interdisciplinary physical science that applies the knowledge and techniques of physics, mathematics, and chemistry to understanding the structure, subsurface, and dynamic behaviour of the earth and its environment. Science electives are normally selected from Geophysics, Geology, Astronomy, Oceanography, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry courses. An Honours program in Geophysics is suited to those of you seeking professional careers in the field.

Professionals in the field work in resource exploration, environmental, engineering, and other earth science disciplines.

Campus features

UBC’s Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (which incorporates Geology, Geophysics, Oceanography, Environmental Science and Atmospheric Sciences) is one of the largest, most diverse and successful departments of its kind in the world. The Pacific Museum of the Earth is open to the public.

Program Requirements

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