The background and development of the courses of instruction in Exploration Geophysics at the Colorado School of Mines as well as the limiting factors in shaping a geophysics curriculum and the time devoted to various phases of the graduate courses in applied Geophysics offered are discussed. The present positions occupied by geophysics graduates of the institution after 12 years of operation of the Geophysics Department are shown, and a summary is given of the replies of these men to an inquiry as to their opinion of the instruction they received.

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