Geophysics is an interdisciplinary physical science that applies the knowledge and techniques of physics, mathematics, and chemistry to understanding the structure, subsurface, and dynamic behaviour of the earth and its environment. Science electives are normally selected from Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Astronomy, Oceanography, and Chemistry courses. An honours program in Geophysics is suited to students seeking to do research in the field.
As Geophysicists typically work in teams, this specialization helps prepare you for future employment through seminars and student projects designed to help you perfect your communication skills and ability to work in groups.
The Geophysics specialization from University of British Columbia qualifies graduates for work in a wide range of earth sciences disciplines. The program equips you with strong critical thinking, analytical problem solving, communication, statistical, computational and research skills, and the ability to work effectively in teams. These skills are highly sought after and are transferable to many workplaces.
The specialization can be tailored to qualify you for registration as a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC).
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