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Applied Geophysics, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) , MI,
Applied Geophysics graduates are closely involved in gathering subsurface data for laboratory interpretation—and a bachelor’s degree in applied geophysics from Michigan Technological University will equip you with the skills needed to conduct site investigations using advanced technology and geophysical techniques, such as signal processing.

About

You will also gain a rock-solid understanding of the Earth’s climatic history and paleogeography, the identification of oil and gas reserves or water supplies, and the evaluation and mitigation of natural hazards. 

The Applied Geophysics program’s curriculum at Michigan Technological University focuses on the application of physics to studying the Earth, with the benefit of humankind and the environment at its core.

Career

Discover a world of opportunity. A bachelor’s degree in applied geophysics will prepare you for a career in industry or graduate study. Generally, geophysicists employed in industry spend part of their working time outdoors enjoying nature and, if desired, traveling the world. Students interested in certain sectors of industry, such as oil exploration, or a career in academia should explore graduate education options.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There are no application deadlines, but is recommended to apply by April 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Geological Engineering and Sciences Orientation
  • Understanding the Earth
  • Introduction to Mining Engineering and Mining Methods
  • Environmental Geology
  • Mineral Science
  • Introduction to Petrology
  • Introduction to Oceanography
  • Atmospheric Observations and Meteorology

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Official SAT and/or ACT Test Scores
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Supplemental Information (Optional)

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        33426 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 33426 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
      • National

        15346 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 15346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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      Living costs for Houghton

      • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
        Living Costs

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