Geophysics is a discovery science of the earth and other planets using state-of-the-art
technology that integrates geology, mathematics, physics, and computer modeling. Geophysicists
explore the earth’s natural resources such as oil, gas, minerals, and groundwater
and detect earthquakes, cavities, and contaminant hazards aiding to societal and environmental
Why geophysics at OSU?
OSU Geophysics faculty are committed to enhance student success through engagement
in high-quality research spanning from protecting the environment and climate, discovering
water resources as well as oil and gas reservoirs, or understanding mountain-building
processes around the world. We provide hands-on domestic and international research
experiences and prepare students for internships and careers in various industries
as well as state, federal, and non-governmental organizations.
Through studying the property's of the Earth, students discover, recognize and use
the physical process of the Earth's athmosphere to improve the quality of life, making
Geophysics majors ideal candidates in the workforce. Our graduates have pursued successful
careers in a variety of fields:
Petroleum and mining industry
Environmental and geotechnical firms
Governmental research labs
Teaching Earth Science
Management, scientific and technical consulting
Students gain quantitative and computational skills as well as lab, field or instrumentation
experience through geophysical data collection, processing, and analysis.
Internship and career opportunities in Geophysics are on the rise with the increasing
demand for energy, the protection of the environment, and responsible stewardship
of natural resources and climate including carbon management solutions.
Our Geophysics labs consist of state-of-the-art instruments and facilities.
Geophysics prepares the students for graduate school at nationally and internationally