Geology and Geophysics
Within the geology and geophysics major, students can select elective courses to focus their study on areas such as basin analysis, biogeochemistry, engineering geology, geochemistry, geomechanics, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrogeology, paleontology, planetary science, sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology, and tectonics. The Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) Department has a low faculty-to-student ratio, which allows students to have a lot of one-on-one interaction with their professors. All undergraduates are encouraged to take part in research.
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Careers in Geology and Geophysics
Graduates have job choices at places such as NASA during planning of space missions or gas and oil companies locating and planning new fields. They work as scientists, researchers, engineers, educators, environmental regulators, and often with the government. In addition, many students go to graduate school for advanced study.
Transfer to Geology and Geophysics
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Additional Requirements: Completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus equivalent to MA 16100 or MA 16500 with a grade of C or higher.
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