- Earthquake Seismology & Neotectonics
- Gravity, Magnetics, Heat Flow & Tectonics
- Near-Surface Geophysics
Employment opportunities in geophysics:
Geophysics students at the University of Kentucky typically find employment as geoscientists. Students have begun careers with a variety of industry and governmental agencies. Examples include: IBM, Blackhawk Geophysical Services, Fairfield Industries, Canadian Geological Survey, FMSM Engineers, Exxon/Mobil, Kentucky Geological Survey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, Kentucky Cabinet for Environmental Protection, and academia.
For those that qualify, teaching and research assistantships are available. Members of the geophysics faculty typically obtain research funding from the following sources: National Science Foundation, NASA, the United States Geological Survey National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, Department of Energy, Kentucky Cabinet for Environmental Protection, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Highway Administration, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.