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Geophysics Coordinator – Dr. Shannon Graham

Students with an interest in the physical earth sciences can complete a specialization in geophysics.  Students following this specialization will be trained for a possible career or graduate study in one of the following areas:  Seismology, Volcanology, Geochemistry, Bio-geoscience, Environmental Science, Meteorology, Climatology, Climate Change Science, Oceanography, Aeronomy, Planetary Sciences, Mineralogy, Petrology, Hydrology, and Geodesy. 

Required courses:  

  • PHY  120/Introduction to Geology 
  • PHY  171/Introduction to Meteorology 
  • CHE  201/ General Chemistry  
  • PHY  220/Advanced Geology  
  • PHY    345/Physics of Clouds and Climate 
  • PHY  393/Independent Research I (in geophysics) 

One additional Physics course (PHY 411, PHY 425, PHY 451) or any 200+  level course in the School of Science or Engineering, by advisement, is also required.


Physics Department
Science Complex, Room P123
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628


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