Prospective Student Information
Students interested in joining the Global Seismology and Tectonics group are encouraged to contact Susan Beck and Eric Kiser, and apply to the graduate program at the Department of Geosciences. Applications are due in January for Fall admission. More information about the graduate program can be found at the Prospective Students Section of the Department of Geosciences website.
For specific information about the graduate program contact:
Gould-Simpson Rm. 210
Department of Geosciences
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0077
Phone: (520) 621-6004
Email: Anne Chase
*Denotes courses offered only to undergraduates
GEOS 322 Introduction to Geophysics.* Physical principles applied to problems in earth science including seismology,
gravity, magnetics, heat flow, plate tectonics.
GEOS 432/532 Earthquake Seismology. Fundamentals of the generation, propagation, and interpretation of seismic waves.
GEOS 436/536 Earthquakes and Volcanic Systems: Processes and Hazards. The processes and properties associated with earthquake sources and volcanic systems and how these properties affect the hazards associated with these events.
GEOS 568 Advanced Seismology. Computational techniques in seismology. The application of synthetic seismograms to model source processes and complex structure.
GEOS 427/527 Orogenic Systems. An analysis of the geology, geophysics, and geochemistry, and the tectonic evolution of selected world mountain systems ranging from currently active belts in both oceanic and continental settings back through Phanerozoic, Proterozoic, and into Archean time.
Related Courses in Geophysics
GEOS 419/519 Physics of the Earth
GEOS 421/521 Petroleum Geology and Geophysics
GEOS 434A/534A Exploration Seismology
GEOS 440/540 Geodynamics
GEOS 528 Crustal Deformation
GEOS 567 Inverse Problems in Geophysics
The current two year plan for the Geosciences Department course offerings can be found here.