• NSMIT (MyNSM)

Graduate Core Course Requirements

Atmospheric Science

Students seeking M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Atmospheric Sciences are required to take at least one course from the three Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Core Categories: 1) Atmospheric Dynamics and Physics, 2) Atmospheric Chemistry, and 3) Atmospheric Measurement and Modeling.

Course

Semester

Instructor

Category 1 (Atmospheric Dynamics and Physics)

6337 Atmospheric Physics

Spring

Jiang

6336 Boundary Layer & Turbulence

Spring

Rappenglueck

6330 Dynamic Meteorology

Spring

Choi

6327 Atmospheric Radiation

Fall

Jiang

6397 Mesoscale Meterology Fall Choi

Category 2 (Atmospheric Chemistry)

6327 Aerosols and Climate

Fall

Talbot

6332 Air Pollution Meteorology

Spring

Lefer

6334 Atmospheric Chemistry

Fall

Talbot

6370 Integrated Biogeochemical Studies

Spring

Lefer

Category 3 (Atmospheric Measurement and Modeling)

6325 Remote Sensing

Fall

Khan

6335 Atmospheric Numerical Modeling

Fall

Choi

6329 Atmospheric Instrumentation & Measurements

Spring

Lefer

6328 Atmospheric Data Analysis & Statistics

Fall

Jiang

Geophysics

Students seeking M.S. degree in geophysics are required to take the following four core courses. Students seeking Ph.D. in geophysics will be tested on these core courses and three other topics (Reflection Seismology, Earth Structure, and General Geology) on the placement exam given at one week before each Fall and Spring semester.

Course

Semester

Course Number

Potential Field Methods

Spring

GEOL 7330

Geophysical Data Processing

Spring

GEOL 7341

Rock Physics

Fall

GEOL 7324

Seismic Wave and Ray Theory

Fall

GEOL 7333

Geology

The following courses will be offered from the Fall through Spring semesters. Category 1 through 4 courses will satisfy core requirements for the thesis-option M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology. Students seeking these degrees must satisfactorily complete a minimum of one course from three of the four categories below. These three courses must be included within the minimum of 30 approved degree hours for a Masters degree and the 60 approved degree hours for a Ph.D.


Course

Semester

Instructor

Category 1 (Igneous/Geochem)

Geochemistry I

Fall

Capuano

Igneous Petrogenisis and Plate Tectonics

Fall

Casey

Metamorphic Petrology

Fall

Lapen

Igneous Petrology

Spring

Snow

Isotope geochemistry

Spring

Copeland/Lawrence

Category 2 (Softrock)

Sedimentation and Tectonics

Fall

Evans

Geohydrology

Fall

Capuano

Terrigeneous Sedimentology

Fall

Dupre

Sequence Stratigraphy

Fall

Bhattacharya

Carbonate Sedimentology

Spring

Chafetz

Category 3 (Structure/Tectonics)

Plate Tectonics

Fall

Casey

Geophysics of Plate Margins

Fall

Hall

Microtectonics

Fall

Robinson

Advanced Structure

Spring

Murphy

Geodynamics

Spring

Zhou

Category 4 (Applied/Analytical)

Borehole Geophysics

Fall

Strack

Remote Sensing

Fall

Khan

Reservoir Management

Fall

Bissada

Sandstone Petrography

Fall

Chafetz

Seismic Interpretation

Fall

 

Geoanalysis

Spring

TBA

Geochronology

Spring

Copeland

GIS Applications

Spring

Khan

GIS for Geologists

Spring

 

Intro to Petroleum Geochemistry

Spring

Bissada

Petroleum Generation Migration Analysis

Spring

Bissada

Petroleum Geology

Spring

van Nieuwenhuise

Other Graduate Elective Planned-Geology

Carbonate Petrography

Fall

Chafetz

Dissertation

Fall

Arranged

Special Problems

Fall

Arranged

Stable Isotope Geochemistry

Fall

Lawrence

Thesis

Fall

Arranged

Dissertation

Spring

Arranged

Plate Tectonics

Spring

Burke

Plate Tectonics Seminar

Spring

Burke

Special Problems

Spring

Arranged

Thesis

Spring

Arranged