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Obtaining a minor in geophysics can help you learn how to apply physics, quantitative, and technical skills from your major to the geophysical aspects of Earth science. Whether you're interested in seismology, volcanology, natural hazards, environmental geophysics, or petroleum and mineral exploration, the minor can help you build a broader skillset.
For students majoring in Geosciences, the completion of the minor will strengthen their physics/quantitative background and develop links between theory and application for these technical and quantitative skills.
The minor will prepare students for graduate programs in geophysics, and/or employment opportunities in the environmental and exploration industries.