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Geophysics, B.Sc.

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University rank #353 (BCR) Waco, TX, United States
Geophysics combines the study of geology with math and physics. The Geophysics major  offered by Baylor University focuses on the advances in petroleum exploration and production. 
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Overview

Students in the Geophysics major  offered by Baylor University choose one of three concentrations: Environmental Geophysics, Earthquake Geophysics and Petroleum Exploration Geophysics. 

The Baylor Geophysics program utilizes field and lab techniques to ensure thorough training. Students have access to advanced equipment like that used in professional fields of geophysicists. Graduates often continue their studies in graduate school.  Many graduates teach or work for various government agencies.  Others find positions in the oil and gas industry. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Earth Materials
  • Advanced Seismic Interpretation
  • Geophysical Exploration

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    76

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    540

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General Requirements

  • Official High School Transcripts: Transcripts or mark sheets must include: years of enrollment, course titles and all marks earned for each course for 6 semesters. 
  • Submission of Documentation
  • Official SAT/ACT Scores
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • Résumé or ZeeMee Profile
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Short Answer Response (required for Single Choice Early Action applicants)

Tuition Fee

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    41194 USD/year
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    41194 USD/year
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Living costs for Waco

  • 857 - 1590 USD/month
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Funding

Admitted students are automatically considered for one of four academic scholarships listed below. Applicants who submit application files after February 1 are considered for academic scholarships based on available funding.

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