Sustaining The Environment
Discovering the Earth
Sustaining the Environment
Careers in Geophysics
The world of geophysics is enormous and fascinating. Many are attracted to geophysics because of their fascination with earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other natural hazards. Others are drawn by their interest in hot topics such as climate change, carbon management and geothermal energy. Still others love the process of discovery associated with exploration – petroleum exploration, mineral exploration, exploration for water, or planetary exploration.
The Department of Geophysics offers the B.S. degree in geophysical engineering and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in both geophysics and geophysical engineering. Our academic programs encompass many interesting fields of study, including physics, mathematics, geology, computer science, signal processing, and much, much more. Students interested in engineering are hired by groundwater, environmental, and subsurface construction firms. Students who are more interested in applied science pursue academic positions or employment by government agencies such as the United States Geological Survey or NASA, or take jobs in industries such as petroleum, mining, or renewable energy.
We invite you to come join us in the excitement of exploring our planet and beyond!
Serving Colorado, the Nation, the World
Geophysics, along with other geoscience and engineering disciplines, is relevant to solving important problems locally and globally.
- High-res images of Martian ice caps may reveal climate history
A Colorado School of Mines professor has been awarded funding from NASA to develop the highest-resolution 3D images ever of what lies in the interior of Mars' polar ice caps. "Just like on E …
- New research center to focus on subsurface resource models
Colorado School of Mines and Virginia Tech have been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation to set up a new research center focusing on advanced subsurface earth resource modeling. M …
- Dugan wins Taira Prize for ocean drilling research
Brandon Dugan, associate professor and Baker Hughes Chair in Petrophysics & Borehole Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines, has been named the winner of the 2018 Asahiko Taira International Scien …
- Mines scientists contributing to NASA Mars InSight mission
The NASA Mars InSight Lander is en route to the Red Planet and two Colorado School of Mines scientists are among those eagerly awaiting its arrival in late November. Paul Morgan, senior geothermal geo …