Completion of the BS in Geology or Geophysics requires several extended off-campus field trips which involve moderate to strenuous outdoor activity (e.g. all-day field exercises and hiking), including a 5 week capstone field course in Montana for the Geology BS, and a 3 week capstone field course in Galveston for the Geophysics BS. Students who feel they may not be able to fulfill this requirement should talk with Geology and Geophysics undergraduate advisor before declaring their major.
Students who choose to major in geophysics must complete the following requirements in addition to the special requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree:
Eight hours of approved electives, to include the NSM Capstone Requirement. Students are encouraged to satisfy capstone by either taking Geophysics Field Camp and Geophysical Data Analysis, or GEOL 3355 and GEOL 3360 (which also counts as 6 hrs of advanced geoscience electives), or 3 hours of 4000-level mathematics (to complete a mathematics minor).