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University of California, Santa Barbara
Earth Science - Geophysics Emphasis B.S.

Earth Science is the study of the earth - of its rocks, minerals and records of ancient life, and of the physical, chemical and biological processes, past and present, at work in the earth's interior, on its surface, and within its envelope of water and air. An applied science, geoscience draws from a number of disciplines, mixing the practical with the theoretical. Geophysics focuses on a quantitative and physical interpretation of Earth processes. Students in Geophysics take more courses in math and physics and fewer courses in earth materials and geologic field methods than do students in Geological Sciences. The Earth and Planetary concentration focuses on the origin and nature of terrestrial planets in the cosmos with a focus on the primary underlying physical and chemical principles involved including astrobiological theories. Transfer students are admitted to pre-major status until all prerequisites are satisfied.

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