Other Opportunities for Study

Study Abroad

See the world! Colorado School of Mines, the Geophysics Department and the Office of International Programs provides students with the opportunity to spend a semester at an academic institution outside the United States while earning credit toward graduation.

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Internships and REUs

The Department of Geophysics maintains outstanding relationships with industry partners, resulting in internships for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates, or REUs, are also available.  Learn more here.

Geoscientists Without Borders

Mines geophysics students have the opportunity to take part in projects supported by Geoscientists Without Borders, founded in 2008 by the Society for Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Foundation.  The program seeks not only to accomplish humanitarian goals, but also to involve next-generation scientists in worthy causes.

Students in the Department of Geophysics have participated in such GWB-sponsored projects as working in an international cohort of students to assist people in Thailand in learning geophysical methods to address local environmental and infrastructural problems.  Most recently, a team of Mines Geophysics students, led by Dr. Jeffrey Shragge, collaborated with students and faculty at a local university, assisting them with building low-cost geophysical instruments to gain a better understanding of and manage water quality in Benin, West Africa.

Learn more about the Geoscientists Without Borders Program