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BSc Geophysics

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

30359.1 USD
5088 USD

Application fee

International 100 USD
National 100 USD
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)90

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About this course

Geophysics is an interdisciplinary physical science that applies the knowledge and techniques of physics, mathematics, and chemistry to understanding the structure, subsurface, and dynamic behaviour of the earth and its environment. Science electives are normally selected from Geophysics, Geology, Astronomy, Oceanography, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry courses. An Honours program in Geophysics is suited to those of you seeking professional careers in the field. Professionals in the field work in resource exploration, environmental, engineering, and other earth science disciplines.

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Eligibility Criteria

You can come directly from secondary school (including, for example, Gymnasium, International Baccalaureate or British-Patterned Education) or may transfer to UBC after one or two years at another accredited institution. International Students in the Faculty of Forestry can apply for the Co-op work placements or our exchange programs in the faculty.

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Course Modules

First Year
Communication Requirement2 6
CHEM 121 (or 111) 4
CHEM 123 (or 113) 4
MATH 100 or 102 or 104 (or 120 or 180 or 184)8 3
MATH 101 or 103 or 105 (or 121)8 3
PHYS 107 (or 117) (or 101)3 3
PHYS 108, 109 (or 118, 119) (or 102)3 4
Electives4,6 3
Total Credits 30
Second Year
EOSC 212 or (EOSC 111 and one of EOSC 110, 112, 114, 116, 118)6 3
EOSC 211, 222, 250 9
MATH 200, 215, 221 9
PHYS 2035 4
Electives6 5
Total Credits 30
Third and Fourth Years
EOSC 352, 353, 354 9
EOSC 450, 453, 454 10
MATH 316 (or PHYS 312) 3
MATH 3177 3
PHYS 3015 3
Electives6 32
Total Credits 60
Minimum Credits for Degree 120

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How to Apply

  • The UBC online application, including the Personal Profile and two references 
  • Program-specific supplemental applications, if applicable Program dependent
  • English Language Admissions Standard (ELAS) 
  • ELAS waiver request and supporting documentation 
  • IB Diploma anticipated score results, if applicable 
  • Interim transcript
  • Final transcript

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