Hello, everyone! Long time lurker, first time poster. Has anyone here had any experience in the field of geophysics? I'm trying to decide on an undergraduate major that would best prepare me for graduate studies in environmental science.
I think in many cases, the better path is undergrad physics, grad physics with geophysics research or possibly geophysics program at this point. The undergrad "geophysics" programs I've seen are more of geology than geophysics, and not really that rigorous. So you'd probably do better taking a normal physics program for now, and filling in electives of interest.
Environmental science is really damn broad. Specifically, you could probably come at it from just about any rigorous math / science / engineering major and do fine. Actual undergrad environmental science programs probably also have drawbacks due to lack of rigor, so if that's available to you, you should also take a very hard look at the specifics of the program before deciding to actually choose it as your primary major.