UPDATED MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2020:  The Department of Geophysics continues operating virtually, with most faculty, staff, and students working remotely. While we still are operating remotely, the Department and Mines will have more on-campus presence during Summer 2 for those students and faculty that are approved to be on campus. We are also preparing to start Fall semester with many classes/labs being delivered in a traditional format and some classes in a remote format and with more research happening on campus – details forthcoming. As the well-being of our students, faculty, and staff is our highest priority, we are working on department procedures and policies to ensure the safest working environment possible. We will continue to support those who prefer to keep working and learning in a remote environment.

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.

Additionally, The Department is continuing to update a Google website as a resource hub for students, faculty, and staff:

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.