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University of Calgary Calendar 2020-2021 Faculty of Science 4. Program Details 4.4 Geoscience 4.4.3 Programs in Geophysics
4.4.3 Programs in Geophysics
Admission

See the sections on Enrolment Limitations under the Department of Geoscience and under Section 3 (Faculty Regulations).

Courses constituting the field of Geophysics
Required Courses - Major Program

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 48 units, to a maximum of 66 units, in Courses Constituting the Field of Geology while fulfilling the following requirements:

33 units - Geophysics 351, 355, 419, 453, 457, 517, 547, 549, 551, 557, 559

15 units - Geology 201, 202, 343, 381, 445

3 units - Mathematics 415

6 units - Chemistry 201 or 211, and 203 or 213

3 units - Computer Science 217 or 231 or 235 or Data Science 211

3 units - Mathematics 249 or 265 or 275

12 units - Mathematics 211; and 267 or 277; and 367 or 377; and 375 or 376

12 units - Physics 211 or 221, 223, 321, 323

3 units - Science or Engineering options from the following:

1Recommended options. Some of the Petroleum Engineering courses have Petroleum Engineering 523 as a prerequisite. Students are advised to take Petroleum Engineering 523 in the Fall Term.

18 units - Breadth Requirement: Options from faculties other than the Faculty of Science, excluding courses in Table I. Of these 18 units, at least 6 units must be from the Faculty of Arts. Science 311 may be counted among the 18 units from other faculties.

6 units - Non-Major Field Requirement: Options outside of the Field of Geophysics

6 units - Options

Note: The Majors and Honours programs in Geophysics meet the current academic requirements for professional registration with APEGA.

Required Courses - Honours Program

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 63 units, to a maximum of 78 units, in Courses Constituting the Field of Geology while fulfilling the following requirements:

36 units - Geophysics 351, 355, 419, 453, 457, 509, 517, 547, 549, 551, 557, 559

15 units - Geology 201, 202, 343, 381, 445

3 units - Mathematics 413

3 units - Mathematics 415

6 units - Chemistry 201 or 211, and 203 or 213

3 units - Computer Science 217 or 231 or 235 or Data Science 211

3 units - Mathematics 249 or 265 or 275

12 units - Mathematics 211; and 267 or 277; and 367 or 377; and 375 or 376

3 units - Statistics 321 or 327

12 units - Physics 211 or 221, 223, 321, 323

3 units - Science or Engineering options from the following:

1Recommended options. Some of the Petroleum Engineering courses have Petroleum Engineering 523 as a prerequisite. Students are advised to take Petroleum Engineering 523 in the Fall Term.

18 units - Breadth Requirement: Options from faculties other than the Faculty of Science, excluding courses in Table I. Of these 18 units, at least 6 units must be from the Faculty of Arts. Science 311 may be counted among the 18 units from other faculties.

3 units - Option

Note: The Honours programs in Geophysics meet the current academic requirements for professional registration with APEGA.

Required Courses - Minor Program

6 units - Geophysics 351 and 355

6 units - Geology 201 and 202

6 units - Physics 211 or 221, and 223

3 units - Geology 343 or Physics 321 or 323

6 units - Geophysics 453 and one of Geophysics 565, Physics 321, or 323.

3 units - One of Geophysics 419, 517, 547, 551, 557, 559

Mathematics and Physics prerequisites for the preceding courses as needed.

Recommended Program Sequence for Geophysics (Majors and Honours)

First Year

  1. Geology 201
  2. Geology 202
  3. Chemistry 201
  4. Chemistry 203
  5. Mathematics 249 or 265
  6. Mathematics 267
  7. Physics 211 or 221
  8. Physics 223
  9. Non-Science Option (Breadth Requirement)
  10. Non-Science Option (Breadth Requirement)

Second Year

  1. Geophysics 351
  2. Geophysics 355
  3. Geology 343
  4. Geology 381
  5. Mathematics 211
  6. Mathematics 367
  7. Mathematics 376
  8. Physics 321
  9. Physics 323
  10. Non-Science Option (Breadth Requirement)

Third Year

  1. Geology 445
  2. Geophysics 419
  3. Geophysics 453
  4. Geophysics 457
  5. Computer Science 217 or Data Science 211
  6. Option for Majors/Mathematics 413 for Honours
  7. Mathematics 415
  8. Non-Science Option (Breadth Requirement)
  9. Non-Science Option (Breadth Requirement)
  10. Option

Fourth Year

  1. Geophysics 517
  2. Geophysics 547
  3. Geophysics 549
  4. Geophysics 551
  5. Geophysics 557
  6. Geophysics 559
  7. Option for Majors/Geophysics 509 for Honours
  8. Science or Engineering Option
  9. Option for Majors/Statistics 321 or 327 for Honours
  10. Non-Science Option (Breadth Requirement)