Programs by Department
The Department of Physics offers two programs dealing with solid earth physics. The Honors in Geophysics program (see §194.15.5) prepares students for graduate work in geophysics. The Specialization in Geophysics program prepares students with the conceptual and laboratory background required for employment at the BSc level in industry, government and technical schools. Also see §194.15 (Physics).
194.7.1 Professional Association
The practice of geophysics in Alberta is regulated by the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA).
The right to practise geophysics in Alberta and accept professional responsibility for such work as well as the right to use the geophysicist title is limited to those registered with APEGGA.
Members of the Geophysics Student Society are automatically student members of APEGGA. Graduates are encouraged to join APEGGA as Geophysicists-in-training. Acceptable experience following graduation is necessary for registration as a Professional Geophysicist, the APEGGA membership category which confers the right to accept responsibility for geophysical work. Contact the APEGGA office for more information.