Free Online Geophysics and Geodynamics Courses from Top Universities

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers free online geophysics and geodynamics courses covering topics including the economic impact of climate changes and atmospheric turbulence. Course materials can be downloaded from MIT's OpenCourseWare platform.
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Free Geophysics and Geodynamics Courses

Free geophysics and geodynamics courses are available online for free. Students can select from the courses listed below.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT provides interested individuals with the opportunity to learn about geophysics and geodynamics. These online courses include topics like fluid dynamics of the atmosphere and ocean, turbulence in the ocean and atmosphere, wave motions, and more.

Free Online Geophysics and Geodynamics Courses At a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Inference from Data & Models course from MIT Graduate Textbooks/lecture notes/projects Yes No Yes
Fluid Dynamics of the Atmosphere & Ocean course from MIT Graduate Texts/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Turbulence in the Ocean & Atmosphere course from MIT Graduate Lecture notes/study materials Yes No Yes
Physics of Atmospheres & Oceans course from MIT Undergraduate Textbook/labs/study materials Yes Yes Yes
Wave Motions in the Ocean & Atmosphere course from MIT Graduate Texts/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Global Climate Change: Economics, Science & Policy course from MIT Graduate Texts/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Applications of Continuum Mechanics to Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes
Nonlinear Dynamics I: Chaos course from MIT Undergraduate Textbook Yes Yes Yes
Basics of Impact Cratering & Geological, Geophysical, Geochemical, Environmental Studies of Some Impact Craters of the Earth course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/lecture notes/projects Yes No Yes
Essentials of Geophysics course from MIT Undergraduate/graduate Textbooks/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Johns Hopkins University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems
      • Master of Science in Environmental Sciences and Policy
    Certificate
      • Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
      • Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security Studies
      • Certificate in Science Writing
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Environmental Policy and Management
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Virginia International University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Education in secondary Science
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Indiana Wesleyan University

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Graduate Biology Certificate
  • Salt Lake City, UT

    University of Utah

  • Online Programs Available
    6. Excelsior College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS in Social Sciences (Environmental Studies)
      • BS in Natural Sciences (Biology)
      • BS in Natural Sciences [Without Concentration]
  • Stanford, CA

    Stanford University

  • Online Programs Available
    8. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Southern New Hampshire University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS Information Technologies - Geographic Information Systems
      • BS Geosciences
      • BS in Geosciences concentration in Geospatial Technology
      • BS Environmental Science in Geospatial Technologies
      • BS in Geosciences concentration in Natural Resources & Conservation
      • BS Env Science in Nat Resources & Conservation

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Johns Hopkins University

  • Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems
  • Master of Science in Environmental Sciences and Policy
  • Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
  • Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security Studies

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Kaplan University

  • Bachelor: Environmental Policy and Management

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Virginia International University

  • Masters of Education in secondary Science

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Indiana Wesleyan University

  • Graduate Biology Certificate

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Excelsior College

  • BS in Social Sciences (Environmental Studies)
  • BS in Natural Sciences (Biology)
  • BS in Natural Sciences [Without Concentration]

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Penn Foster High School

  • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
  • HS Diploma

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