What is Geophysics?
Geophysics is the study and measurement of the physical properties of planet Earth including magnetic and gravitational fields, composition of the core, the surface and the atmosphere, movements of tectonic plates, seismic activity and much more. Geophysicists can work in a variety of areas including seismology, petroleum exploration, environmental research, and mining.
Online Geophysics Courses and Programs
Get an introduction to geophysics with online courses from major universities and institutions. Edx offers both individual courses and advanced programs designed to help you learn about geoscience in an engaging and effective online learning environment complete with video tutorials, quizzes and more.
Additionally, edX offers the option to pursue verified certificates in geophysics courses. The certificate lists edX and the name of the university or institution offering the course and can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile. It is proof for employers and others that you have successfully completed the course. Get started in with one the following courses or programs.
Chalmers University of Technology offers two self-paced courses that cover the measurement and analysis of water, ice masses, the Earth’s core and the atmosphere. Learn about the tools and technologies used to collect and monitor environmental data and understand the importance of acknowledging environmental changes. Additional courses look at deep-Earth science, plasma physics, astrophysics and much more. Explore all free online courses. Many courses are self-paced so you can enroll and start learning today.