Degree and Study Plan
College:
Department:
Cohorts:
Degree:
Major:
Specialization:
Science
Earth Sciences
2010 - 2015
Bachelor of Science
Geophysics
Summary of Credits:
University Requirements (UR)
Foundation Program
Arabic
Contemporary Omani Society
Oman & Islamic Civilization or Islamic Culture
6
NC+
3
1
2
University Electives (UE)
See List A
College Requirements (CR)
6
3
See list B
College Electives (CE)
16
See list C
Departmental Requirements (DR)
16
See list D
Departmental Electives (DE)
6
See list E
Major Requirements (AR)
46
See list F
Major Electives (AE)
23
See list G
Specialization Requirements (SR)
See list H
Specialization Electives (SE)
See list I
Minor Requirements (IR)
++
See list J
++
Minor Electives (IE)
See list K
TOTAL
122
+ Not credited
++ Minor is optional: minimum total credits to earn a Minor are 18.
Courses counting towards an approved Minor may substitute courses
listed as Major Electives (List G) but no more than 8 credits counting
towards the Major degree (lists C, D, E, F) may count towards a Minor.
For reference contact: Dr. Talal Al-Hosni
Ext. 6833
HoD: Dr. Salah Al-Khirbash
Dean’s Office: Prof. Salma Al Kindy
Admission and Registration:
Date
Date
Date
Department of Earth Sciences - Geophysics Study Plan for Cohorts 2010-2015
University Requirements (UR)
University Electives (UE)
College Requirements (CR)
College Electives (CE)
Departmental Requirements (DR)
Departmental Electives (DE)
Major Requirement (AR)
Major Electives (AE)
TOTAL (Credit Hours)
Semester 1
Fall
Course Code
6
6
3
16
16
6
46
23
122
Course Title
Cr.
ARAB1001
SOCY1001
Arabic
Oman Contemporary Society
3
1
LANC2058
Communication in Science
3
ERSC2101
Introduction to Geology I
4
PHYS2101
General Physics I
4
Semester 4
Spring
Semester 3
Fall
Semester 2
Spring
Total
Pre-req./Co-req.*
Cat.
UR
UR
FPEL 0560 or FPEL0600 or
FPEL0603 or FPEL0604
FPEL 0560 or FPEL0600 or
FPEL0603 or FPEL0604
FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or
FPEL0603 or FPEL0604 and
FPMT0105 or FPMT0109
CR
CE
CE
15
ERSC2102
Introduction to Geology II
4
MATH2107
Calculus I
4
COMP2101
Introduction to Computer Science
4
HIST1010 or
ISLM1010
Oman & Islamic Civilization or
Islamic Culture
University Elective
Total
ERSC2101
(FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or
FPEL0603 or FPEL0604) and
(FPMT0105 or FPMT0109)
(FPEL 0560 or FPEL0600 or
FPEL0603 or FPEL0604) and
(FPCS0101 or FPCS0102)
DR
CE
CE
2
UR
2
16
UE
COMP2102
Problem Solving and Programming
3
COMP2101
AR
PHYS2102
General Physics-II
4
PHYS2101
AR
GEOP3041
General Geophysics
3
ERSC3021
Structural Geology
Major Elective
Total
3
3
16
MATH2108
ERSC3041
Calculus-II
Stratigraphy
3
3
STAT1001
Introduction to Statistics
4
PHYS3100
Introduction to Computational
Physics
Major Elective
Total
2
3
15
2
LANC2058 and ERSC2101 and
PHYS2101 and MATH2107
LANC2058 and ERSC2102
MATH2107
LANC2058 and ERSC2102
(FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or
FPEL0603 or FPEL0604) and
(FPMT0105 or FPMT0109)
LANC2058 and PHYS 2102 and
COMP2101 and MATH2107
DR
DR
AE
AR
DR
AR
AR
AE
Department of Earth Sciences - Geophysics Study Plan for Cohorts 2010-2015
Semester 5
Fall
Course Code
Cr.
Cat.
AR
Gravity & Magnetic Exploration
Methods
3
GEOP3041
PHYS3012
Electromagnetism
3
LANC2058 and MATH2107
and PHYS2102
MATH3171
Linear Algebra & Multivariate
Calculus
3
LANC2058 and MATH2108
PHYS3103
Physics-III
3
LANC2058 and MATH2107
and PHYS2102
AR
3
GEOP3041 and PHYS3100
AR
LANC2058 and MATH2108
AR
AR
AR
Applied Geophysics I: Seismic
Exploration Methods
Total
15
Differential Equations
3
University Elective
2
UE
University Elective
2
UE
GEOP4002
Applied Geophysics II: Electrical &
Electromagnetic Exploration
3
GEOP3041 and PHYS3012
GEOP5013
Field Geophysics
3
GEOP4001 and GEOP4002*
and GEOP4003
MATH3302
Major Elective
Total
Semester 7
Fall
GEOP4010
Semester 8
Spring
Pre-req./Co-req.*
GEOP4003
GEOP4001
Semester 6
Spring
Course Title
2
15
Fundamentals of Signal Processing
Major Elective
Major Elective
Major Elective
Department Elective
Total
3
AR
AR
AE
GEOP4001 and PHYS3100 and
(MATH3171 or MATH3302)
3
3
3
3
15
AR
AE
AE
AE
DE
GEOP4011
Seismic Data Processing
3
GEOP4001 and MATH3171
AR
ERSC3031
Geology of Oman
3
LANC2058 and ERSC3041
DR
Major Elective
Major Elective
Department Elective
3
3
3
Total
15
3
AE
AE
DE
Department of Earth Sciences - Geophysics Study Plan for Cohorts 2010-2015
Degree Plan : 122 credits
Course code
Cr
Course Title
University Requirements: 6 Credits
ARAB 1001
HIST1010 or
ISLM1010
SOCY1001
3
Arabic
2
Oman & Islamic Civilization or Islamic Culture
1
Oman Contemporary Society
Prerequisites (Co-requisites)
LIST A: University Electives (6 credits)
See SQU Deanship of Admission and Registration website for the list of University Electives
LIST B: COLLEGE REQUIRMENTS (3 credits)
Code
LANC 2058†
Title
Cr
Communication in Science
3
Total
Pre-Requisite / Co-req. *
FPEL 0560 or FPEL0600 or
FPEL0603 or FPEL0604
3
†
LANC2058 is a pre-requisite for all 3,000 level College of Science courses.
LIST C: COLLEGE ELECTIVES (16 credits)
Code
Title
ERSC2101†
Introduction to Geology I
4
PHYS2101†
General Physics I
4
MATH2107†
Calculus I
4
COMP2101
Introduction to Computer Science
4
†
Credits
Pre-Requisite / Co-req. *
FPEL 0560 or FPEL0600 or
FPEL0603 or FPEL0604
FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or
FPEL0603 or FPEL0604 and
FPMT0105 or FPMT0109
FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or
FPEL0603 or FPEL0604 and
FPMT0105 or FPMT0109
FPEL 0560 or FPEL0600 or
FPEL0603 or FPEL0604 and
FPCS0101 or FPCS0102
Total
16
ERSC2101, PHYS2101, and MATH2107 are key pre-requisite courses for Geophysics major.
LIST D: DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS (16 credits)
Code
ERSC2102
ERSC3021
ERSC3031
ERSC3041
Title
Introduction to Geology II
Structural Geology
Geology of Oman
Stratigraphy
GEOP3041
General Geophysics
Credits
4
3
3
3
3
Total
16
4
Pre-Requisite / Co-req. *
ERSC2101
ERSC2102 and LANC2058
ERSC3041 and LANC2058
ERSC2102 and LANC2058
ERSC2101 and PHYS2101 and
MATH2107 and LANC2058
Department of Earth Sciences - Geophysics Study Plan for Cohorts 2010-2015
LIST E: DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVES (6 credits)
Code
ERSC2112
GEOP3000
GEOP3042
GEOP5021
GEOP5060
Title
Historical Geology
Environmental Site Assessment and
Remediation
GIS and Geo-Spatial Applications
Palaeontology II
Environmental Geochemistry
Structural Geology II
Basin Analysis
Exploration Geophysics
Image Processing and GIS
Advanced Diaenesis and Sedimentary
Geochemistry
Earthquakes and Society
Principles of Geophysical Well Logging
Engineering and Environmental Geophysics
Interpretation of Seismic Reflection Data
GEOP5501
Geophysics Project I
3
GEOP5502
Geophysics Project II
3
ERSC3002
ERSC3071
ERSC3210
ERSC4032
ERSC4321
ERSC5011
ERSC5061
ERSC5071
ERSC5900
Total
Credits
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Pre-Requisite / Co-req. *
ERSC2101
LANC2058 and ERSC2102
and ERSC3000
ERSC2102 and LANC2058
LANC2058 and ERSC2011
ERSC2101 and CHEM2101
ERSC3021
ERSC3021 and ERSC4311
GEOP3041
ERSC3061
3
ERSC3901
3
3
3
3
LANC2058 and ERSC2101
LANC2058 and GEOP3041
GEOP3041
ERSC3041 and GEOP3041
(GEOP4001 or GEOP4002 or
GEOP4003) and GEOP5013*
GEOP5501
3
6
LIST F: MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (46 credits)
Code
GEOP4001
GEOP4002
GEOP4003
Title
Applied Geophysics I: Seismic Methods
Applied Geophysics II: Electrical/Electromagnetic
Gravity & Magnetic Exploration Methods
GEOP4010
Fundamentals of Signal Processing
3
GEOP4011
Seismic Data Processing
3
GEOP5013
Field Geophysics
3
STAT1001
Introduction to Statistics
4
COMP2102
Problem Solving and Programming
3
FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or
FPEL0603 or FPEL0604 and
FPMT0105 or FPMT0109
COMP2101
MATH2108
Calculus II
3
MATH2107
MATH3171
Linear Algebra & Multivariate Calculus for
Engineers
3
MATH2108
MATH3302
PHYS2102
Ordinary Differential Equations
General Physics II
3
4
PHYS3012
Electromagnetism
3
PHYS3100
Introduction to Computational Physics
2
PHYS3103
Physics III
3
MATH2108
PHYS 2101
LANC2058 and MATH2107
and PHYS2102
LANC2058 and PHYS 2102 and
COMP2101 and MATH2107
LANC2058 and MATH2107
and PHYS2102
Total
Credits
3
3
3
46
5
Pre-Requisite / Co-req. *
GEOP3041 and PHYS3100
GEOP3041 and PHYS3012
GEOP3041
GEOP4001 and PHYS3100 and
(MATH3171 or MATH3302)
GEOP4001 and MATH3171
GEOP4001 and GEOP4002*
and GEOP4003
Department of Earth Sciences - Geophysics Study Plan for Cohorts 2010-2015
LIST G: MAJOR ELECTIVES (23 credits)
Code
Title
Cr
BIOL2101
General Biology I
4
BIOL2102
BIOL2105
BIOL2600
BIOL3005
BIOL3009
BIOL3011
BIOL3023
BIOL3025
BIOL3202
BIOL3410
BIOL3441
BIOL4000
BIOL4009
BIOL4021
BIOL4023
BIOL4030
General Biology II
Human Physiology
Biodiversity
Ecology
Introduction to Environmental Science
Plant Physiology
Animal Physiology
Invertebrates
Molecular Biology
Angiosperm Biology
Introductory Microbiology
Generic Skills for Biologists
Waste Management
Vertebrate Zoology
Entomology
Bacteriology
4
4
3
3
3
3
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
BIOL4034
Biochemistry
3
BIOL4041
BIOL4042
BIOL4046
BIOL4054
BIOL4100
BIOL4402
BIOL4432
BIOL4500
BIOL4501
BIOL4600
BIOL4640
BIOL5010
BIOL5021
BIOL5031
BIOL5034
BIOL5040
BIOL5042
BIOL5045
BIOL5052
BIOL5054
BIOL5101
BIOL5102
BIOL5110
BIOL5120
BIOL5132
BIOL5133
BIOL5144
BIOL5244
BIOL5400
BIOL5401
BIOL5402
BIOL5411
BIOL5501
BIOL5600
BIOL5610
Animal Histology
Parasitology
Fundamental Of Biotechnology
Marine Biology
Biological Data Handling
Current Topics in Biology
Introduction to Genetics
Cell Biology
Principles of Toxicology
Biofuels
Environmental Pollution
Ecotoxicology
Desert Biology
Enzyme Biochemistry
Plant Metabolites
Genetic Engineering
Embryology
Economy Botany
Freshwater Biology
Biological Conservation
Biology Project I
Biology Project II
Special Topics in Biology
Microbial Biotechnology
Tissue Culture
Plant biotechnology
Applied Mycology
Cytogenetics
Bio-Informatics
Environmental microbiology techniques
Immunology
Fermentation Technology
Protein Production and Characterization
Techniques in Molecular Diversity
Environmental Impact Assessment
3
3
3
3
3
1
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
6
Pre-req./Co-req.*
FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0601
or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603 or
FPEL0604
BIOL2101
BIOL2101
BIOL2101
BIOL2102 and LANC2058
BIOL2102 and LANC2058
BIOL2102 and LANC2058
BIOL2102 and LANC2058
BIOL2102 and LANC2058
BIOL2101 and LANC2058
BIOL2102 and LANC2058
BIOL2101 and LANC2058
BIOL2101
BIOL3009
BIOL2102
BIOL2102
BIOL3441
BIOL2101 and (CHEM3322 or
CHEM3321 or CHEM3327)
BIOL2102 or BIOL2105
BIOL2102
BIOL3202 and BIOL3441
BIOL3005
BIOL2102
BIOL2101
BIOL2101
BIOL2101 or MEDI2108
BIOL2101
BIOL4030
BIOL4009
BIOL3009
BIOL3005
BIOL4034
BIOL4034
BIOL3202
BIOL2102
BIOL2102
BIOL3005
BIOL3005
Instructor and BIOL4000*
BIOL5101
Instructor
BIOL3441 and BIOL4046
BIOL4500
BIOL4046
BIOL3441
BIOL4432
BIOL3201
BIOL3009 and BIOL3201
BIOL3441 and BIOL4500
BIOL4030
BIOL4034 and BIOL4046
BIOL3202
BIOL3009
Department of Earth Sciences - Geophysics Study Plan for Cohorts 2010-2015
Code
Title
CHEM2101
General Chemistry I
4
CHEM2102
General Chemistry II
Chemical Safety: Protecting ourselves and
the environment
4
CHEM3310
Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
3
CHEM3311
Inorganic Chemistry I
3
CHEM3322
Organic Chemistry I
4
CHEM3326
Applied Spectroscopy
3
CHEM3327
Organic Chemistry for Health Science
4
CHEM3333
Physical Chemistry I
3
CHEM3337
Fundamentals of the Corrosion of Metals
3
CHEM3341
Analytical Chemistry I
3
CHEM3350
Environmental Chemistry
3
CHEM3391
Computers in Chemistry
3
CHEM2350
CHEM3400
CHEM3420
CHEM4412
CHEM4413
CHEM4414
CHEM4422
CHEM4423
CHEM4424
CHEM4428
Cr
Introduction to Chemical Process
Industries
Petroleum Chemistry and Industrial
Organic Processes
Inorganic Materials
Organometallic Chemistry
Fundamentals of X-ray Crystallography
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Synthetic Methods
Introduction to Natural Products
Heterocyclic Chemistry
Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry and
Drug Design
3
3
Pre-req./Co-req.*
(FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or
FPEL0603 or FPEL0604) and
(FPMT0105 or FPMT0109)
CHEM2101 or CHEM1071
LANC2058 and (CHEM2101 or
CHEM1071 or CHEM2110)
LANC2058 and CHEM2101 and
(MATH1106 or FPMT0105
FPMT0109)
LANC2058 and CHEM2102 and
MATH2107
LANC2058 and CHEM2101
LANC2058 and (CHEM3322 or
CHEM3327 or CHEM2091)
LANC2058 and CHEM2101
LANC2058 and CHEM2102 and
PHYS2101 and MATH2108* and
CHEM3335*
LANC2058 and (CHEM2101 or
CHEM1071)
LANC2058 and CHEM2102 and
(FPMT0105 or FPMT0109)
LANC2058 and CHEM2102
LANC2058 and CHEM2102 and
CHEM3322 and (COMP1200 or
FPCS0101)
LANC2058 and CHEM2101 and
CHEM3333*
3
LANC2058 and CHEM3322
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
CHEM4433
Physical Chemistry II
3
CHEM4437
CHEM4441
CHEM4442
CHEM4445
CHEM4472
CHEM4474
CHEM4476
CHEM4477
CHEM5522
Electrochemistry
Analytical Chemistry II
Instrumental Analysis
Forensic Chemistry
Fine Chemicals
Polymer Materials and Applications
Catalysis
Essential of Biological Chemistry
Organic Chemistry III
Surfactants: Principles & Applications in
the Petroleum Industry
Chemical Sensors
Analytical Methods in Proteomics
Chemical Quality Control and Assurance
Chemistry Seminar I
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
CHEM3311
CHEM4411
CHEM3311
CHEM3322
CHEM4421 or CHEM4422
CHEM4421 or CHEM4422
CHEM4422
CHEM3327 or CHEM4422 or
CHEM4470 or CHEM4421
MATH2108 and CHEM3333 and
CHEM4435*
CHEM3333 or CHEM3330
CHEM3341
CHEM4441
CHEM3341
CHEM4422
CHEM3322
CHEM4411
CHEM4422
CHEM4422 or CHEM4421
3
CHEM3333 or CHPE3102
3
3
3
1
CHEM3333 and CHEM4441
CHEM4441
CHEM4441
CHEM4429
CHEM5537
CHEM5539
CHEM5545
CHEM5578
CHEM5591
7
3
Department of Earth Sciences - Geophysics Study Plan for Cohorts 2010-2015
Code
COMP4402
COMP4404
Title
Introduction to Problem Solving with
Visual Basic
Introduction to Java
Ethical and Social Issues for Computing
Profession
Object Oriented Programming
Introduction to Data Structures and
Algorithms
Advanced Java Programming
Introduction to Multimedia
Introduction to Software Engineering
Computer Organization & Assembly
Language
Bioinformatics Algorithms
Introduction to Web Computing
Principles of Web Applications
Introduction to Database Systems
Database Development
Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms
Mobile Applications Development
Introduction to Information Retrieval
Computer Graphics I
Analysis, Design, and Architecture of
Software Systems
Software Testing
Software Project Management
COMP4471
Computational Methods I
3
COMP4501
COMP4502
COMP4601
COMP4702
Fundamentals of Operating Systems
Networks & Communication
Introduction to Intelligent Systems
Advanced Web Applications Development
3
3
3
3
COMP4703
Web Data Mining and Social Networking
3
COMP5101
COMP5204
COMP5302
COMP5506
COMP5507
3
3
3
3
3
3
COMP4502 or COMP5501
COMP5521
COMP5522
Comparative Programming Languages
Computer Science Special Topics I
Digital Image Processing
Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing
Cryptography and Network Security
Interconnection Networks for
Multiprocessor and Multicore Systems
Finite Automata & Formal Languages
Compiler Construction
COMP3401
COMP3401
COMP2101 and MATH2108 and
MATH2202
COMP3203 and COMP3501
COMP3501
COMP3203
COMP3702
COMP3700 and (STAT2102 or
STAT2103)
COMP3203 and COMP3501
Instructor Consent
COMP3202 or COMP3203
COMP4501 and COMP 4502
COMP3203 and COMP4502
3
3
COMP5601
Machine Learning
3
COMP5701
Web Services
3
MATH3340
COMP3501 and COMP5521
COMP3203 and MATH2202 and
STAT2103
COMP3702
ERSC2011
ERSC2112
Paleontology
Historical Geology
3
3
ERSC3000
Environmental Geology
3
COMP2105
COMP2206
COMP3100
COMP3200
COMP3203
COMP3204
COMP3302
COMP3401
COMP3501
COMP3601
COMP3700
COMP3702
COMP4201
COMP4202
COMP4204
COMP4206
COMP4212
COMP4300
COMP4401
COMP5508
ERSC3002
ERSC3010
ERSC3051
ERSC3061
ERSC3071
ERSC3210
ERSC3901
ERSC4012
Environmental Site Assessment and
Remediation
Mineralogy
Igneous Petrology
Remote Sensing
GIS and Geo-Spatial Applications
Palaeontology II
Sedimentary Petrology
Metamorphic Petrology
Cr
3
COMP2101
3
COMP3200
1
COMP3401 and LANC2058
3
COMP2102 and LANC2058
3
COMP3200 and LANC2058
3
3
4
3
COMP2206 and LANC2058
COMP3200 and LANC2058
COMP3200 and LANC2058
COMP2102 and ECCE3206 and
LANC2058
BIOL2101 and COMP2101
COMP3200 and LANC2058
COMP3700 and LANC2058
COMP3203
COMP4201
COMP3203 and MATH3340
COMP2206 and COMP3700
COMP3202
COMP3202 and MATH2202
3
COMP3401
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
8
Pre-req./Co-req.*
ERSC2101
ERSC2101
LANC2058 and ERSC2101 and
CHEM2101
ERSC2102 and ERSC3000 and
LANC2058
LANC2058 and ERSC2102
LANC2058 and ERSC3010
LANC2058 and ERSC2102
ERSC2102
ERSC2011
LANC2058 and ERSC3010
ERSC3051
Department of Earth Sciences - Geophysics Study Plan for Cohorts 2010-2015
Code
ERSC4031
ERSC4032
ERSC4051
ERSC4071
ERSC4311
ERSC4321
ERSC5011
ERSC5051
ERSC5061
ERSC5071
ERSC5900
GEOP3000
GEOP3042
GEOP5021
GEOP5060
Title
Geochemistry
Environmental Geochemistry
Hydrogeology
Economic Geology
Sedimentary Environments and Facies
Structural Geology II
Basin Analysis
Petroleum Geology
Exploration Geophysics
Image Processing and GIS
Advanced Diaenesis and Sedimentary
Geochemistry
Earthquakes and Society
Principles of Geophysical Well Logging
Engineering and Environmental
Geophysics
Interpretation of Seismic Reflection Data
Cr
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Pre-req./Co-req.*
ERSC2102 and CHEM2101
ERSC2101 and CHEM2101
ERSC2102
ERSC3051
ERSC3901
ERSC3021
ERSC3021 and ERSC4311
ERSC3041
GEOP3041
ERSC3061
3
ERSC3901
3
3
ERSC2101 and LANC2058
GEOP3041 and LANC2058
3
GEOP3041
3
ERSC3041 and GEOP3041
MATH2202
Linear Algebra I
3
MATH2350
MATH3110
MATH3303
MATH3360
MATH3573
Foundations of Mathematics
Calculus III
Linear Algebra II
Discrete Mathematics
Graph Theory
3
4
3
3
3
MATH3730
Computer Algebra System I
2
MATH3744
Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
3
MATH4141
MATH4450
MATH4452
MATH4453
MATH4473
Numerical Analysis
Real Analysis I
Introduction to Complex Variables
Abstract Algebra I
Linear Programming
Introduction to Partial Differential
Equations
3
3
3
3
3
(FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or
FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603
or FPEL0604) and (FPMT0105 or
FPMT0109)
MATH2107
LANC2058 and MATH2108
LANC2058 and MATH2202
LANC2058 and MATH2350
LANC2058 and MATH3360
LANC2058 and MATH2202 and
MATH3110
LANC2058 and MATH3110 and
MATH3302
MATH2108 and MATH2202
MATH2108 and MATH2350
MATH3110 or MATH3171
MATH2202 and MATH2350
MATH2202 or MATH3171
3
MATH3302
MATH4481
Introduction to Optimization
3
MATH4552
MATH5451
MATH5470
MATH5551
MATH5553
MATH5558
Logic and Set Theory
Real Analysis II
Integral Transforms
Fluid Dynamics
Differential Geometry I
Introduction to Number Theory
3
3
3
3
3
3
PHYS2901
Introductory Astronomy
3
PHYS3001
Dynamics
3
PHYS3101
PHYS3104
PHYS3601
PHYS3602
PHYS3603
Theoretical Methods of Physics I
Modern Physics
Radiation Physics
Fundamentals of Radiation Protection
Operational Radiation Protection
3
3
3
3
3
PHYS3901
Mysteries of the Universe
3
PHYS3903
Introduction to Space Science
3
MATH4474
9
MATH2108 and (MATH2202 or
MATH3171)
MATH2350 or MATH3340
MATH4450
MATH4474 and MATH4452*
MATH4474
MATH3110 and MATH3303
MATH2350 or MATH3340
LANC2058 and PHYS2101 and
PHYS3101
LANC2058 and MATH3171
LANC2058 and PHYS3103
LANC2058 and PHYS3104
LANC2058 and PHYS3601
LANC2058 and PHYS3602
LANC2058 and (PHYS2801 or
PHYS2901)
LANC2058 and (PHYS2801 or
PHYS2901)
Department of Earth Sciences - Geophysics Study Plan for Cohorts 2010-2015
Code
Title
Cr
PHYS3905
Essentials of Meteorology
3
PHYS3907
PHYS4100
PHYS4101
PHYS4108
PHYS4601
PHYS4602
PHYS4901
PHYS5003
PHYS5106
PHYS5601
PHYS5901
Observational Techniques in Astronomy
Optics & Lasers
Quantum Physics I
Thermal & Statistical Physics
Ionizing Radiation Detection
Nuclear Applications
Stellar Evolution & Nucleosynthesis
Condensed Matter Physics
Nuclear Physics
Introduction to Nuclear Power
Image Processing & Date Analysis
3
3
3
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
STAT2102
Introduction to Probability
3
STAT3331
Operations Research I
3
STAT3334
STAT3335
Introduction to Inference
Introduction to Sampling
3
3
STAT3336
Computational Techniques in Statistics
3
STAT3337
STAT3338
STAT4432
STAT4433
STAT4434
STAT4436
STAT4533
STAT5521
STAT5522
STAT5536
Introduction to Actuarial Science I
Statistical Methods
Regression Analysis
Design of Experiments 1
Non Parametric Statistics
Survey Design
Quality Assurance and Reliability
Categorical Data analysis
Demographic and Health Care Statistics
Time Series Analysis
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
STAT5537
Multivariate Techniques
3
10
Pre-req./Co-req.*
LANC2058 and PHYS2102 and
(PHYS2801 or PHYS2901)
LANC2058 and PHYS3901
PHYS3103 and PHYS3012
PHYS3104 and PHYS3101
PHYS3104
PHYS3601
PHYS3601
PHYS3901
PHYS4101 and PHYS4018
PHYS4101
PHYS3601
PHYS3100 and PHYS3907
STAT1001 and MATH2108*
MATH2108 and STAT1001 and
LANC2058
STAT2102 and LANC2058
STAT2102 and LANC2058
ENGR2216 and STAT2102 and
LANC2058
STAT2102 and LANC2058
STAT3334 and LANC2058
STAT3334
STAT3338
STAT3334
STAT3335
STAT2102
STAT3338
STAT3334
STAT3334
MATH2202 and MATH3110 and
STAT3334
Department of Earth Sciences - Geophysics Study Plan for Cohorts 2010-2015
LIST J & K: Minors offered to Geophysics Students
Minor*
Minor in Biology
Minor in Chemistry
Minor in Computer Science
Minor in Physics
Minor in Earth Sciences
Minor in Statistics
Minor in Mathematics
Minor in Nuclear Science
Minor in Astronomy
Minor in Business
Minor in Soil and Water Sciences
College
Science
Science
Science
Science
Science
Science
Science
Science
Science
Economics and Political Science
Agricultural and Marine Sciences
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* Students are required to complete 18 Credits in the minor courses to qualify for a minor.
* Courses counting towards an approved Minor may substitute courses listed as Major Electives (List G) but no more than
8 credits counting towards the Major degree (lists C, D, E, F) may count towards a Minor.
Minor in BIOLOGY - complete successfully 18 Credits from the following:
J. Minor Requirements
Code
Title
BIOL2101
Cr
General Biology I
4
BIOL2102
General Biology II
K. Minor Electives
Code
Title
BIOL3002
Nature Conservation in Oman
BIOL3005
Ecology
BIOL3009
Introduction to Environmental Science
BIOL3011
Plant Physiology
BIOL3023
Animal Physiology
BIOL3025
Invertebrates
BIOL3202
Molecular Biology
BIOL3410
Angiosperm Biology
BIOL3441
Introductory Microbiology
BIOL4030
Bacteriology
4
Cr
3
3
3
3
4
3
3
3
3
3
BIOL4034
Biochemistry
3
BIOL4046
BIOL4432
BIOL4500
BIOL5021
BIOL5042
BIOL5052
BIOL5402
Fundamental Of Biotechnology
Introduction to Genetics
Cell Biology
Desert Biology
Embryology
Freshwater Biology
Immunology
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Pre-req./Co-req.*
FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0601
or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603 or
FPEL0604
BIOL2101
Pre-req./Co-req.*
BIOL2101 and LANC2058
BIOL2102 and LANC2058
BIOL2102 and LANC2058
BIOL2102 and LANC2058
BIOL2102 and LANC2058
BIOL2102 and LANC2058
BIOL2101 and LANC2058
BIOL2102 and LANC2058
BIOL2101 and LANC2058
BIOL3441
BIOL2101 and (CHEM3322 or
CHEM3327)
BIOL3202 and BIOL3441
BIOL2101
BIOL2101 or MEDI2108
BIOL3005
BIOL2102
BIOL3005
BIOL3441 and BIOL4500
Minor in CHEMISTRY - complete successfully 18 Credits from the following:
J. Minor Requirements
Code
Title
CHEM2101
Cr
General Chemistry I
4
CHEM2102
General Chemistry II
K. Minor Electives
4
Pre-req./Co-req.*
(FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or
FPEL0603 or FPEL0604) and
(FPMT0105 or FPMT0109)
CHEM2101 or CHEM1071
Any other courses in Chemistry excluding courses offered as University electives
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Minor in COMPUTER SCIENCE - complete successfully 18 Credits from the following:
J. Minor Requirements
Code
Title
COMP 2101
Cr
Introduction to Computer Science
4
COMP 2102
Problem Solving and Programming
COMP 3200
Object Oriented Programming
K. Minor Electives
Code
Title
Introduction to Problem Solving with
COMP2105
Visual Basic
COMP2206
Introduction to Java
Introduction to Data Structures and
COMP3203
Algorithms
COMP3204
Advanced Java Programming
COMP3302
Introduction to Multimedia
COMP3401
Introduction to Software Engineering
Computer Organization & Assembly
COMP3501
Language
COMP3601
Bioinformatics Algorithms
COMP3700
Introduction to Web Computing
COMP3702
Principles of Web Applications
COMP4201
Introduction to Database Systems
COMP4202
Database Development
COMP4206
Mobile Applications Development
COMP4212
Introduction to Information Retrieval
COMP4300
Computer Graphics I
Analysis, Design, and Architecture of
COMP4401
Software Systems
COMP4402
Software Testing
COMP4404
Software Project Management
3
3
Cr
Pre-req./Co-req.*
FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0603
or FPEL0604) and (FPCS0101 or
PCS0102)
COMP 2101
COMP2102 and LANC2058
Pre-req./Co-req.*
3
COMP2101
3
COMP3200
3
COMP3200 and LANC2058
3
3
4
3
COMP2206 and LANC2058
COMP3200 and LANC2058
COMP3200 and LANC2058
COMP2102 and ECCE3206 and
LANC2058
BIOL2101 and COMP2101
COMP3200 and LANC2058
COMP3700 and LANC2058
COMP3203
COMP4201
COMP2206 and COMP3700
COMP3202
COMP3202 and MATH2202
3
COMP3401
3
3
COMP3401
COMP3401
COMP2101 and MATH2108 and
MATH2202
COMP3203 and COMP3501
COMP3501
COMP3203
COMP3702
COMP3700 and (STAT2102 or
STAT2103)
COMP3202 or COMP3203
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
COMP4471
Computational Methods I
3
COMP4501
COMP4502
COMP4601
COMP4702
Fundamentals of Operating Systems
Networks & Communication
Introduction to Intelligent Systems
Advanced Web Applications Development
3
3
3
3
COMP4703
Web Data Mining and Social Networking
3
COMP5302
Digital Image Processing
3
Minor in PHYSICS - complete successfully 18 Credits from the following:
J. Minor Requirements
Code
Title
Cr
PHYS2101
General Physics I
4
PHYS2102
General Physics II
4
PHYS3103*
Physics III
3
PHYS3104
Modern Physics
K. Minor Electives
3
Pre-req./Co-req.*
FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0603
or FPEL0604 and (FPMT0105 or
FPMT0109)
PHYS2101
LANC2058 and MATH2107 and
PHYS2102
LANC2058 and PHYS3103
Any other courses in Physics excluding courses offered as University electives
*PHYS3103 will not be counted as it is a major requirement
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Minor in EARTH SCIENCES - complete successfully 18 Credits from the following:
J. Minor Requirements
Code
Title
ERSC2101
Cr
Introduction to Geology I
4
ERSC2102
Introduction to Geology II
K. Minor Electives
Code
Title
ERSC2011
Paleontology
ERSC3000
ERSC3002
ERSC3010
ERSC3061
ERSC3901
ERSC4031
ERSC4032
ERSC4051
ERSC4071
ERSC4311
ERSC4321
ERSC5011
ERSC5051
ERSC5061
GEOP3000
4
Cr
3
Environmental Geology
3
Environmental Site Assessment and
Remediation
Mineralogy
Remote Sensing
Sedimentary Petrology
Geochemistry
Environmental Geochemistry
Hydrogeology
Economic Geology
Sedimentary Environments and Facies
Structural Geology II
Basin Analysis
Petroleum Geology
Exploration Geophysics
Earthquakes and Society
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Pre-req./Co-req.*
FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0603
or FPEL0604
ERSC2101
Pre-req./Co-req.*
ERSC2101
LANC2058 and ERSC2101 and
CHEM2101
ERSC2102 and ERSC3000 and
LANC2058
LANC2058 and ERSC2102
LANC2058 and ERSC2102
LANC2058 and ERSC3010
ERSC2102 and CHEM2101
ERSC2101 and CHEM2101
ERSC2102
ERSC3051
ERSC3901
ERSC3021
ERSC3021 and ERSC4311
ERSC3041
GEOP3041
ERSC2101 and LANC2058
Minor in STATISTICS - complete successfully 18 Credits from the following:
J. Minor Requirements
Code
Title
STAT1001
Cr
Introduction to Statistics
4
STAT2102
Introduction to Probability
STAT3334
Introduction to Inference
K. Minor Electives
Code
Title
3
3
Cr
STAT3331
Operations Research I
3
STAT3335
Introduction to Sampling
3
STAT3336
Computational Techniques in Statistics
3
STAT3338
STAT4432
STAT4433
STAT4434
STAT4436
STAT4533
STAT5521
STAT5536
Statistical Methods
Regression Analysis
Design of Experiments 1
Non Parametric Statistics
Survey Design
Quality Assurance and Reliability
Categorical Data analysis
Time Series Analysis
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
STAT5537
Multivariate Techniques
3
13
Pre-req./Co-req.*
FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0603
or FPEL0604 and FPMT0105 or
FPMT0109
STAT1001 and MATH2108*
STAT2102
Pre-req./Co-req.*
MATH2108 and STAT1001 and
LANC2058
STAT2102 and LANC2058
ENGR2216 and STAT2102 and
LANC2058
STAT3334 and LANC2058
STAT3334
STAT3338
STAT3334
STAT3335
STAT2102
STAT3338
STAT3334
MATH2202 and MATH3110 and
STAT3334
Department of Earth Sciences - Geophysics Study Plan for Cohorts 2010-2015
Minor in MATHEMATICS - complete successfully 18 Credits from the following:
J. Minor Requirements
Code
Title
Cr
MATH 2107
Calculus I
4
MATH 2108
Calculus II
3
MATH 2202*
Linear Algebra I
3
MATH 3110*
Pre-req./Co-req.*
FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0603
or FPEL0604 and FPMT0105 or
FPMT0109
MATH 2107
(FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or
FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603
or FPEL0604) and (FPMT0105 or
FPMT0109)
MATH 2108
Calculus III
4
Linear Algebra & Multivariate Calculus for
*MATH3171
3
MATH2108
Engineers
MATH3171 can substitute for both (MATH2202 and MATH3110) above. However, students who have passed
MATH3171 cannot take MATH2202 or MATH3110, and vice versa.
K. Minor Electives
Code
Title
Cr Pre-req./Co-req.*
MATH3302 or
Ordinary Differential Equations
3
MATH2108
MATH4174
Differential Equations & Applications for
Engineers
Linear Algebra II
Foundations of Mathematics
3
MATH2108
3
3
MATH2202
MATH2107
3
MATH2107 and COMP2101
MATH3573
MATH3744
MATH4141
Discrete Mathematics for Computer
Science
Graph Theory
Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
Numerical Analysis
3
3
3
MATH4450
Real Analysis I
3
MATH4452
Introduction to Complex Variables
3
MATH4453
Abstract Algebra I
3
MATH4473
Linear Programming
Introduction to Partial Differential
Equations
Introduction to Optimization
Fluid Dynamics
Introduction to Number Theory
MATH2350 or MATH3340
MATH3110 and MATH3302
MATH2108 and MATH2202
MATH2108 and (MATH2350 or
MATH3340)
MATH3110 or MATH3171
MATH2202 and (MATH2350 or
MATH3340)
MATH2202 or MATH3171
MATH3303
MATH2350 or
MATH3340
MATH4474
MATH4481
MATH5551
MATH5558
3
MATH3302
3
3
3
MATH2108 and
(MATH2202 or MATH3171)
MATH4474
Minor in Nuclear Science - complete successfully 18 Credits from the following:
J. Minor Requirements
Code
Title
PHYS 3601
Radiation Physics
PHYS 3602
Fundamentals of Radiation Protection
PHYS 3603
Operational Radiation Protection
PHYS 4601
Ionizing Radiation Detection
PHYS4602
Nuclear Applications
PHYS 5601
Introduction to to Nuclear Power
14
Cr
3
3
3
3
3
3
Pre-req./Co-req.*
PHYS 3104
PHYS 3601
PHYS 3602
PHYS 3601
PHYS 4601
PHYS 3601
Department of Earth Sciences - Geophysics Study Plan for Cohorts 2010-2015
Minor in ASTRONOMY - complete successfully 18 Credits from the following:
J. Minor Requirements
Code
Title
PHYS2901
Introductory Astronomy
Cr
3
PHYS3901
Mysteries of the Universe
3
PHYS3905
Essentials of Meteorology
3
PHYS3907
Observational Techniques in Astronomy
PHYS3903
Intro. To Space Science
K. Minor Electives
Code
Title
PHYS4901
Stellar Evolution & Nucleosynthesis
PHYS4902
Galactic structure and Cosmology
PHYS5901
Image Processing & Date Analysis
3
3
Cr
3
3
3
Pre-req./Co-req.*
LANC2058 and (PHYS2801 or
PHYS2901)
LANC2058 and PHYS2102 and
(PHYS2801 or PHYS2901)
LANC2058 and PHYS3901
PHYS2901 or PHYS2801
Pre-req./Co-req.*
PHYS3901
PHYS3901
PHYS3100 and PHYS3907
Minor in Business - complete successfully 18 Credits from the following:
J. Minor Requirements
Code
Title
POMG2710
Operation Management
POMG3711
Principles of Management Science
ECON1211
Microeconomics
ECON2221
Macroeconomics
Cr
3
3
3
3
MRKT3611
Principles of Marketing
3
MNGT1515
ACCT1112
Principles of Management
3
Introduction to Financial Accounting
3
Image Processing & Date Analysis
3
ACCT1112
PHYS5901
Pre-req./Co-req.*
STAT1811 or equivalent (STAT1001)
STAT1811 or equivalent (STAT1001)
ECON1211 (NREC3104) and
ECON2221 (NREC3103)
PHYS3100 and PHYS3907
Minor in SOIL AND WATER SCIENCES - complete successfully 18 Credits from the following:
J. Minor Requirements
Code
Title
SWAE2201
Cr
Introduction to Soil and Water
3
K. Minor Electives
Code
Title
Cr
SWAE2201
Introduction to Soil and Water
3
Minor Electives
SWAE3002
SWAE3302
Desertification 84 Land Restoration
Environmental Soil Chemistry
3
3
SWAE3304
Soil and Water Conservation
3
SWAE3311
Environmental Soil Physics
3
SWAE3411
Environmental Soil Microbiology
Hydrogeology for Soil-Water-Landscape
Interactions
Water and Nutrients in Soil-Plant
Environments
3
SWAE4111
SWAE4401
3
3
Pre-req./Co-req.*
FPEL(0560 or 0600 or 0601 or 0602 or
0603 or 0604)
Pre-req./Co-req.*
FPEL(0560 or 0600 or 0601 or 0602 or
0603 or 0604)
SWAE2201
CHEM2101 and SWAE2201
PHYS2101 and (SWAE2001 or
SWAE2201)
PHYS2101 and (SWAE2001 or
SWAE2201)
BIOL2101
SWAE2201 and SWAE3303 and
SWAE3311 and CR*
SWAE2201 and CR*
* CR - CAMS college requirement courses which are B10L2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001,
CHEM2101, PHYS2101 or PHYS2107.
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For reference contact:
Dr. Talal Al-Hosni
Approved by Dean of Science:
Ext. 6833
Date: 23-Nov-14
Office of Admissions & Registration:
Confirmed:
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