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What Geophysics Students Learn

Research topics, specializations, subject areas and concepts studied in Geophysics programs from universities in Canada..

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Studying Geophysics in Canada

Geophysics focuses on the application of geophysical methods such as resistivity, electromagnetics, and ground penetrating radar to investigations of geological, geotechnical, hydrological, and environmental problems. Therefore, geophysicists need advanced knowledge of mathematics, physics, and computer science. Generally, the introductory year is spent brushing up on this knowledge and associated skills.

After the necessary geological and physical courses, students begin to specialize in geophysics. They can focus on either exploration or global geophysics. Exploration geophysics students are introduced to refraction seismic, reflection seismic, gravity, the magnetic methods applied to exploration for hydrocarbons, and their use in engineering studies. Global geophysics students learn about earthquake seismology, gravity, geomagnetism, paleomagnetism, heat flow, radioactivity and geochronology.

Seismic theory, methods, and global seismology studies include the seismic wave propagation theory and various techniques of exploration seismology. Students learn how to use computer programs to analyze data, and practical considerations such as algorithm characteristics and data geometry are emphasized through computer science studies.

Field school is an important part of the learning process. Students learn about seismicity, gravity, magnetism, electromagnetism, resistivity, induced polarization, and performing topographic surveys. The data obtained is then used for data analysis and processing case studies.

Study and Work in Geophysics in Canada

Study Geophysics in Canada
What is Geophysics? Discover similiar and related programs and universities in Canada offering Geophysics degrees.

Geophysics Admission Requirements
The prerequisites required to become accepted to a undergraduate program in Geophysics.

Graduate Geophysics Admission Requirements
The prerequisites required to become accepted to a graduate and/or postgraduate PhD program in Geophysics.

Research in Geophysics
Research areas, topics, interests and projects in Geophysics.

Career and Employment Opportunities in Geophysics
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