University of Calgary

Geophysics

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Program Information

School:University of Calgary
Faculty:Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Geophysics and Seismology
Description:

Geophysics is the application of the laws and techniques of physics to uncover knowledge about the earth’s dynamic processes and subsurface structure. Geophysicists ask questions such as: How do earthquakes and tsunamis form and can they be predicted? What are the properties of the Earth's gravitational and magnetic fields? How can seismic waves be used to study the Earth's interior and find natural resources?



During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur while actively working on problems in class, during tutorials, and in the laboratory. This degree will provide you with a foundation in geology, geophysics, physics, and mathematics, to apply data acquisition methods and interpretation to geophysical exploration, global earth studies, and the study of relevant rock properties.
URL:Geophysics at University of Calgary
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $20,172

The calculated estimated cost is for first year tuition with a full course load (5 courses) for both fall and spring semesters.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Computer and Information Science  

Note that for the third prerequisite, grade 12 physics can also count towards filling the category. Only one of Art, Dance, Drama or Music can be used in calculating the admission average. Equivalent International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP) courses or SAT2 subject tests are accepted.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Please see the link above for up-to-date program requirements.

    * 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 August 17, 2020