University of Alberta

Geophysics

Program Information

School:University of Alberta
Faculty:Science
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Geophysics and Seismology
Description:Specialization degrees provide a more focused education in one area of study. You will take most of your courses in one main subject area, and are expected to maintain a higher standard of academic achievement than those in the General program. Specialization degrees can provide the background to help you proceed to a higher degree, but its primary function is to provide a comprehensive education at the undergraduate level.

The Geophysics program uses principles from Physics to understand the structure and dynamics of the Earth below its surface. Geophysical surveys can be used to locate energy sources, mineral and petroleum deposits, artifacts and more. By understanding the Earth’s core, Geo-Physicists can also assess natural hazards like earthquakes and volcanoes.
URL:Geophysics at University of Alberta
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,034

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*82
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Computer Related Studies 

One of Mathematics 31 is also recommended.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 22, 2015