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!
- Understanding Antarctica and what is melting its ice
A Colorado School of Mines geophysics professor was part of a team of scientists investigating an Antarctic ice shelf the size of Colorado and Utah combined that discovered an ancient geologic structu …
- Imperial Barrel Award team qualifies for international finals
A team of graduate students from Colorado School of Mines took first place in the Rocky Mountain section of the Imperial Barrel Award Program, earning a spot in the world finals this May. More than 25 …
- Bradford named dean, vice provost of global initiatives
Colorado School of Mines has named John Bradford its next vice provost of global initiatives and dean of earth resources and environment programs. Bradford, professor and head of the Geophysics Depart …
- 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 …