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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. Most Core courses are offered every other year, either in the Fall or Spring Semester.

Course

Semester

Instructor

Category 1 (Atmospheric Dynamics and Physics)

GEOL 6337 Atmospheric Physics

Fall

Jiang

GEOL 6336 Boundary Layer & Turbulence

Spring

Rappenglueck

GEOL 6330 Dynamic Meteorology

Spring

Choi

GEOL 6327 Atmospheric Radiation

Fall

Jiang

GEOL 6397 Mesoscale Meterology Fall Choi

Category 2 (Atmospheric Chemistry)

GEOL 6327 Aerosols and Climate

Fall

Talbot

GEOL 6332 Air Pollution Meteorology

Spring

Rappenglueck

GEOL 6334 Atmospheric Chemistry

Fall

Talbot

GEOL 6370 Integrated Biogeochemical Studies

Spring

Lefer

Category 3 (Atmospheric Measurement and Modeling)

GEOL 6325 Remote Sensing

Fall

Khan

GEOL 6335 Atmospheric Numerical Modeling

Spring

Choi

GEOL 6329 Atmospheric Instrumentation & Measurements

Spring

Lefer

GEOL 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. These core courses are usually offered once each year in Fall or Spring.

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

Courses listen in categories 1 through 4 will satisfy core requirements for the 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. Most of these courses are offered in Fall or Spring semesters in alternate years.


Course

Semester

Instructor

Category 1 (Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology/Geochemistry)

GEOL 6341: Geochemistry I

Fall

Capuano

GEOL 6386: Igneous Petrogenesis and Plate Tectonics

Fall

Casey

GEOL 6340: Metamorphic Petrology

Spring

Lapen

GEOL 6339: Igneous Petrology

Fall

Snow

GEOL 6374: Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry

Spring

Brandon

Category 2 (Sedimentary Geology/Stratigraphy)

GEOL 6376: Sedimentation and Tectonics

Fall

Evans, Saylor

GEOL 6366: Hydrogeology

Fall

Capuano

GEOL 6358: Terrigeneous Depositional Systems

Fall

Dupre

GEOL 6380: Sequence Stratigraphy

Spring

Wellner

GEOL 6366: Carbonate Sedimentology

Fall or Spring

Chafetz

Category 3 (Structure/Tectonics)

GEOL 6382: Plate Tectonics

Fall or Spring

Casey

GEOL 7366: Geophysics of Plate Margins

Fall or Spring

Hall

GEOL 6352: Microtectonics

Fall

Robinson

GEOL 6350: Advanced Structural Geology

Spring

Murphy

GEOL 6349: Geodynamics

Fall or Spring

Jadamec

Category 4 (Applied/Analytical)

GEOL 7323: Borehole Geophysics

Fall

Stewart

GEOL 6325: Remote Sensing

Fall

Khan

GEOL 6373: Petroleum Systems Analysis

Spring

Bissada

GEOL 6347: Sandstone Petrography

Fall or Spring

Chafetz

GEOL 6390: 3-D Seismic Exploration I

Fall

Emmet

GEOL 6397: THermochronology

Spring

Copeland

GEOL 6389: GIS for Geologists

Spring

Thorleifson

GEOL 6372: Intro to Petroleum Geochemistry

Fall

Bissada

GEOL 6381: Petroleum Geology

Spring

Van Nieuwenhuise