Western University

Geophysics

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Program Information

School:Western University
Faculty:Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Geophysics and Seismology
Description:Study the earth like you've never seen it before. The Earth’s interior is responsible for the planet’s magnetic field that protects life from the Sun’s harmful radiation and plate tectonics which create ocean basins, earthquakes, volcanoes and valuable mineral resources. Yet, the interior cannot be directly observed. Geophysics at Western offers a great opportunity to study the innovative tools and theories that geophysicists use to unlock the secrets of the interior of the Earth and other planets, and prepare you for an exciting future in exploration and risk mitigation. You'll have the chance to learn geophysical techniques, including gravity, magnetic, seismic, radiometric and electromagnetic methods.

You can complete this program as a 4-year Honours Bachelor degree with a Double Major or a 3-year Bachelor degree. Registration in the honours degree usually begins in the second year, but admission may be gained in the third or fourth year provided you meet requirements.

URL:Geophysics at Western University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $36,208

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •   English (ENG4U) 
  •   Calculus and Vectors 

Two of: Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Math of Data Management (MDM4U), Physics (SPH4U), Earth and Space Sciences (SES4U), Computer and Information Science (ICS4U). All course prerequisites are for an Ontario curriculum. For curricula in other parts of Canada or international countries, head to our Admissions Requirements website.

Application Notes : English Language Proficiency Requirements, if English isn't your first language.

* 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 November 25, 2021

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