Sustaining The Environment
Discovering the Earth
Securing Oil and Energy
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.
- 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 …
- Mines professor, student spend month aboard research vessel
A Colorado School of Mines professor and graduate student spent more than a month at sea researching the relationship between earthquakes, gas hydrates and underwater landslides off the coast of New Z …
- Space resources program approved for fall 2018 launch
A first-of-its-kind graduate program in space resources will officially lift off at Colorado School of Mines this fall. Post-baccalaureate certificates, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees will …
- Outstanding fall graduates honored at commencement
Colorado School of Mines celebrated its midyear commencement Dec. 15, conferring a total of 239 bachelor’s, 175 master’s and 63 doctoral degrees during undergraduate and graduate ceremonies. At the …
CERSE Vision: A world where earth, energy and environment are wisely managed.
CERSE Mission: To improve lives through vibrant and creative science and engineering education, research and global engagement focused on earth’s resources and societal needs