Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Geophysics, Minor

The Geophysics minor provides students with a grounding in the technical skills crucial to investigating the subsurface features of our earth. The minor emphasizes a variety of state-of-the-art techniques used by professionals in resource exploration and development in order to study what lies beneath our feet, including both ground-based approaches as well as aerial (drones) and satellite imaging.

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

Related Links

Geophysics, Minor Program Page

Geography, Geology, and the Environment Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
Geophysics Core Courses
EGEO 358Introduction to Geophysics/Lab3
EGEO 458Geophysical Field Methods/Lab3
Foundation Sequence
Select one of the following sequences:12-13
Foundation – Environmental Geoscience Majors
Calculus III
Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
General Physics II with Lab
Programming Principles
Foundation – Other (Non-EGEO) Majors
Physical Geology
Earth Materials and Processes/Lab
Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
General Physics II with Lab
Total Hours18-19

Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Minor in Geophysics (34E)
This program is effective as of Fall 2014.
Revised 8-2019