UPDATED THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020:  Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, the Department of Geophysics is operating virtually, with all faculty, staff, and students working remotely.  Currrently, Mines has extended its remote operations through Friday, April 17, in compliance with the public health order of Jefferson County, Colorado.  Should state or local health officials extend these orders, Mines will comply. 

The Department has developed a Google website as a resource hub for students, faculty, and staff:

The welfare of our students, faculty, and staff is our first priority and we are taking every precaution to ensure the same.   We are available by email, phone, or web-conferencing for the benefit of our students and each other.  Click here for contact information for specific individuals.  For more general inquiries, contact  Significant updates will be communicated to the Department community via our departmental email distribution lists, and our social media presence.

Department of Geophysics

Geophysics integrates physics, mathematics, geology, computer science, signal processing, and much, much more to unravel science related to Earth, energy, and the environment. To prepare students to be leaders in geophysics, we offer a B.S. degree in geophysical engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geophysics and geophysical engineering. Our graduates are hired by (1) groundwater, environmental, and subsurface construction firms, (2) petroleum, mining, and renewable energy companies, (3) government agencies, and (4) academic institutions. We invite you to come join us in the excitement of exploring our planet and beyond! Please contact to learn more.


Department of Geophysics

The Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines has an international reputation for excellence in applied geophysics, is the oldest and broadest program of applied geophysics in North America, was one of the first U.S. universities to offer a bachelor’s degree in geophysical engineering and is evenly balanced between undergraduate and graduate students and between research and teaching.