CPG

B.S. in Geophysics

Program Mission

The Geophysics program is committed:

  1. To prepare graduates who are empowered with basic knowledge, skills, values, and confidence to take a leadership role in the fields of geophysics;
  2. To prepare graduates to carry out research that contributes to the knowledge and sustainable development of the Kingdom in diverse aspects of geophysics, with emphasis on petroleum-related geophysics; and,
  3. To provide a stimulating campus environment to foster life-long learning, through seminars, professional short courses, and public forums.

The educational objectives of Geophysics undergraduate program are for the graduates to attain the following within a few years of graduation:

  1. Attain employment in governmental or private sector, or engage in entrepreneurship. (PEO1)
  2. Advance their careers by demonstrating leadership and interpersonal skills including teamwork and communication skills. (PEO2)
  3. Pursue their professional development through self-learning or pursue advanced degrees. (PEO3)

Learning DomainsProgram Learning Outcomes
KnowledgeSelect a geophysical technique appropriate for solving a specific petroleum-related problem (including natural resources) with minimum impact on the environment
Translate knowledge of modern tools, techniques and computer programming skills to solving geophysical problems
Describe exploration and/or engineering problems through all the stages of measurement, corrections, processing, interpretation and reporting
SkillsDistinguish the impact of geophysical solutions in oil and gas exploration, in an environmental and geohazards context
Use basic critical thinking, and problem solving skills
CompetenceDemonstrate the use of computational and statistical skills in the correction and processing of the measured geophysical data to solve numerical problems in geophysics, including data inversion and filtering
Implement effective written and oral communication skills in order to document and transmit technical information in a clear and concise manner
Operate various modern geophysical instruments and tools

COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
Preparatory Year
ENGL 01-xxPreparatory English I1554ENGL 03-xxPreparatory English III1554
ENGL 02-xxPreparatory English II4ENGL 04-xxPreparatory English IV4
MATH 001Preparatory Math I314MATH 002Preparatory Math II314
PYP 001Preparatory Physical Science202PYP 002Preparatory Computer Science021
PYP 003Life Skills021PYP 004Prep. Engineering Technology021
PE 001Prep. Health & Physical Educ. I021PE 002Prep. Health & Physical Educ. II021
201016181215
Total credits required in the Preparatory-Year Program: 31
Freshman Year
GEOL 102Principles of Geology202GEOP 102Essentials of Geophysics202
GEOL 103Principles of Geology - Lab031ENGL 102Intro. to Report Writing303
PETE 101Intro. to Petroleum Industry202CHEM 101General Chemistry I344
MATH 101Calculus I404MATH 102Calculus II404
PHYS 101General Physics I334PHYS 102General Physics II334
ENGL 101Intro. to Academic Discourse303
PE 101Health & Phys. Education I021
1481715717
Summer I
CPG 199Summer Camp001
Sophomore Year
GEOP 215Intro. to Seismic Exploration303GEOP 204Intro. to Seismology303
ICS 104Intro. to Program. in Python & C233BUS 200Business & Entrepreneurship303
MATH 201Calculus III303PHYS 210Methods of Theoretical Physics303
PHYS 204General Physics III303ENGL 214Academic & Professional Comm.303
PHYS 205General Physics III Lab031MATH 202Elements of Differential Eq.303
IAS 121Language Foundation202IAS 111Belief and Its Effect202
1361517017
Summer II
GEOP 399Summer Training001
Junior Year
GEOP 205Computational Geophysics303GEOP 304Gravity & Magnetic Exploration303
GEOL 305Structural Geology233GEOP 320Seismic Data Processing233
GEOL 345Integrated Petroleum Geology334GEOP 353Electrical & Electromagnetic Exploration303
ISE 291Intro. to Data Science303IAS 212Professional Ethics202
PHYS 305Electricity & Magnetism I303COE 292Intro. to Artificial Intelligence303
CGS 392Career Essentials021
1461613515
Summer III
GEOP 490Geophysics Field Camp094
Senior Year
CPG 498Integrated Design I031CPG 499Integrated Design II062
XXX xxxCPG Elective I303GEOP 499Seminar101
XXX xxxCPG Elective II303XXX xxxFree Elective I303
GS xxxGS Elective303XXX xxxFree Elective II303
IAS xxxIAS Elective202XXX xxxCPG Elective III303
1131210612
Total credit hours required: 127
COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
Preparatory Year
ENGL 01-xxPreparatory English I1554ENGL 03-xxPreparatory English III1554
ENGL 02-xxPreparatory English II4ENGL 04-xxPreparatory English IV4
MATH 001Preparatory Math I314MATH 002Preparatory Math II314
PYP 001Preparatory Physical Science202PYP 002Preparatory Computer Science021
PYP 003Life Skills021PYP 004Prep. Engineering Technology021
PE 001Prep. Health & Physical Educ. I021PE 002Prep. Health & Physical Educ. II021
201016181215
Total credits required in the Preparatory-Year Program: 31
Freshman Year
GEOL 102Principles of Geology202GEOP 102Essentials of Geophysics202
GEOL 103Principles of Geology - Lab031ENGL 102Intro. to Report Writing303
PETE 101Intro. to Petroleum Industry202CHEM 101General Chemistry I344
MATH 101Calculus I404MATH 102Calculus II404
PHYS 101General Physics I334PHYS 102General Physics II334
PE 101Health & Physical Education I021
ENGL 101Intro. to Academic Discourse303
1481715717
Summer I
CPG 199Summer Camp001
Sophomore Year
GEOP 215Intro. to Seismic Exploration303GEOP 204Intro. to Seismology303
ICS 104Intro. to Programm. in Python & C233BUS 200Business & Entrepreneurship303
MATH 201Calculus III303PHYS 210Methods of Theoretical Physics303
PHYS 204General Physics III303ENGL 214Academic & Professional Communication303
PHYS 205General Physics III - Lab031MATH 202Elements of Differential Eq.303
IAS 121Language Foundation202IAS 111Belief and Its Consequences202
1361517017
Summer II
GEOP 399Summer Training001
Junior Year
GEOL 205Computational Geophysics303GEOP 304Gravity and Magnetic Exploration303
GEOL 305Structural Geology233GEOP 320Seismic Data Processing233
GEOL 345Integrated Petroleum Geology334GEOP 353Electrical and Electromagnetic Exploration303
PHYS 305Electricity and Magnetism I303IAS 212Professional Ethics202
ISE 291Intro. to Data Science303COE 292Intro. to Artificial Intelligence303
CGS 392Career Essentials021
1461613515
Summer III
GEOP 490Geophysics Field Camp094
Senior Year
CPG 498Integrated Design I031CPG 499Integrated Design II062
XXX xxxConcentration I303GEOP 499Seminar101
XXX xxxConcentration II303XXX xxxConcentration III303
GS xxxGS Elective303XXX xxxConcentration IV303
IAS xxxIAS Elective202XXX xxxFree Elective I303
1131210612
Total credit hours required: 127
COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
Preparatory Year
ENGL 01-xxPreparatory English I1554ENGL 03-xxPreparatory English III1554
ENGL 02-xxPreparatory English II4ENGL 04-xxPreparatory English IV4
MATH 001Preparatory Math I314MATH 002Preparatory Math II314
PYP 001Preparatory Physical Science202PYP 002Preparatory Computer Science021
PYP 003Life Skills021PYP 004Prep. Engineering Technology021
PE 001Prep. Health & Physical Educ. I021PE 002Prep. Health & Physical Educ. II021
201016181215
Total credits required in the Preparatory-Year Program: 31
Freshman Year
GEOL 102Principles of Geology202GEOP 102Essentials of Geophysics202
GEOL 103Principles of Geology - Lab031ENGL 102Intro. to Report Writing303
PETE 101Intro. to Petroleum Industry202CHEM 101General Chemistry I344
MATH 101Calculus I404MATH 102Calculus II404
PHYS 101General Physics I334PHYS 102General Physics II334
ENGL 101Intro. to Academic Discourse303
PE 101Health & Phys. Education I021
1481715717
Summer I
CPG 199Summer Camp001
Sophomore Year
GEOP 215Intro. to Seismic Exploration303GEOP 204Intro. to Seismology303
ICS 104Intro. to Program. in Python & C233BUS 200Business & Entrepreneurship303
MATH 201Calculus III303PHYS 210Methods of Theoretical Physics303
PHYS 204General Physics III303ENGL 214Academic & Professional Comm.303
PHYS 205General Physics III Lab031MATH 202Elements of Differential Eq.303
IAS 121Language Foundation202IAS 111Belief and Its Effect202
1361517017
Summer II
GEOP 399Summer Training001
Junior Year
GEOP 205Computational Geophysics303GEOP 304Gravity & Magnetic Exploration303
GEOL 305Structural Geology233GEOP 320Seismic Data Processing233
GEOL 345Integrated Petroleum Geology334GEOP 353Electrical & Electromagnetic Exploration303
ISE 291Intro. to Data Science303IAS 212Professional Ethics202
PHYS 305Electricity & Magnetism I303COE 292Intro. to Artificial Intelligence303
CGS 392Career Essentials021
1461613515
Summer III
GEOP 490Geophysics Field Camp094
Senior Year
CPG 498Integrated Design I031CPG 499Integrated Design II062
XXX xxxCPG Elective I303GEOP 499Seminar101
XXX xxxCPG Elective II303XXX xxxFree Elective I303
GS xxxGS Elective303XXX xxxFree Elective II303
IAS xxxIAS Elective202XXX xxxCPG Elective III303
1131210612
Total credit hours required: 127
COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
Preparatory Year
ENGL 01-xxPreparatory English I1554ENGL 03-xxPreparatory English III1554
ENGL 02-xxPreparatory English II4ENGL 04-xxPreparatory English IV4
MATH 001Preparatory Math I314MATH 002Preparatory Math II314
PYP 001Preparatory Physical Science202PYP 002Preparatory Computer Science021
PYP 003Life Skills021PYP 004Prep. Engineering Technology021
PE 001Prep. Health & Physical Educ. I021PE 002Prep. Health & Physical Educ. II021
201016181215
Total credits required in the Preparatory-Year Program: 31
Freshman Year
GEOL 102Principles of Geology202GEOP 102Essentials of Geophysics202
GEOL 103Principles of Geology - Lab031ENGL 102Intro. to Report Writing303
PETE 101Intro. to Petroleum Industry202CHEM 101General Chemistry I344
MATH 101Calculus I404MATH 102Calculus II404
PHYS 101General Physics I334PHYS 102General Physics II334
PE 101Health & Physical Education I021
ENGL 101Intro. to Academic Discourse303
1481715717
Summer I
CPG 199Summer Camp001
Sophomore Year
GEOP 215Intro. to Seismic Exploration303GEOP 204Intro. to Seismology303
ICS 104Intro. to Programm. in Python & C233BUS 200Business & Entrepreneurship303
MATH 201Calculus III303PHYS 210Methods of Theoretical Physics303
PHYS 204General Physics III303ENGL 214Academic & Professional Communication303
PHYS 205General Physics III - Lab031MATH 202Elements of Differential Eq.303
IAS 121Language Foundation202IAS 111Belief and Its Consequences202
1361517017
Summer II
GEOP 399Summer Training001
Junior Year
GEOL 205Computational Geophysics303GEOP 304Gravity and Magnetic Exploration303
GEOL 305Structural Geology233GEOP 320Seismic Data Processing233
GEOL 345Integrated Petroleum Geology334GEOP 353Electrical and Electromagnetic Exploration303
PHYS 305Electricity and Magnetism I303IAS 212Professional Ethics202
ISE 291Intro. to Data Science303COE 292Intro. to Artificial Intelligence303
CGS 392Career Essentials021
1461613515
Summer III
GEOP 490Geophysics Field Camp094
Senior Year
CPG 498Integrated Design I031CPG 499Integrated Design II062
XXX xxxConcentration I303GEOP 499Seminar101
XXX xxxConcentration II303XXX xxxConcentration III303
GS xxxGS Elective303XXX xxxConcentration IV303
IAS xxxIAS Elective202XXX xxxFree Elective I303
1131210612
Total credit hours required: 127
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