Minimunm graduation GPA = 2.00. Keep in mind that minimum grades on road map are for individual cousework only.
Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA for admission and graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences.
A Math Minor is automatically earned.
*Physics 167, 168, and 267 are 1‐credit hour Recitation Sections associated with
Physics 160, 161 and 262, respectively. These recitation sessions are practice in
solving problems from the associated lecture courses. They are optional, but very
**EPS 101 and 105L are recommended, but a motivated student could opt to gain
this background on their own by reading. This should be determined in advising.
Such a student may add another EPS elective instead in an appropriate semester.
The Departmental Honors Program requires 2 semesters of an Honors
Section of Physics 456. The student and faculty mentor present a mutually‐
agreeable topic to the department for approval. Also, the University requires
a GPA of at least a GPA of at least 3.25. See the Honors web page for more
information at http://panda.unm.edu/AcadAdv/honors.html
CONC Electives: This concentration requires a minimum of 6 electives, including EPS
101 and PHYC 327 as gateway classes. Four additional electives may be chosen from
the following list (a student can mix classes across these subject areas, depending on
interest, but should work closely with their advisor to determine the best set of
classes). These electives are generally chosen because they require the PHYC 160
series as pre‐reqs, but students are encouraged to contact the instructors of the
classes to identify themselves as Physics majors with an EPS concentration.
Climate/Atmosphere: EPS 436 Climate Dynamics (3), EPS 437 Applied Meteorology
(3), EPS 439 Paleoclimatology (3)
Solid Earth Geophysics: PHYS 327 Introduction to Solid Earth Geophysics (3); EPS
488 Scanning Electron Microscopy (3); PHYC 4XX/EPS 564? ‐ Geodynamics or
geological fluid mechanics (Roy ‐ course number TBD); EPS 457L Mathematical
Modeling in the Geosciences (3); Introduction to Seismology, Applied Seismology,
Signal Processing, Inverse Theory ‐‐ these course numbers TBD by newly hired
geophysics faculty; EPS 450 Volcanology (with permission of instructor) (3)
Hydrology: EPS 476 Physical Hydrology (3), EPS 462 Hydrogeology (3), or with
permission of instructor, EPS 443 Aquifers and Reservoirs (3).