The planetary science major is designed to meet the needs of students intending to pursue graduate education in planetary science or careers in the aerospace and space science related industries. Emphasis in the curriculum for the planetary science major is on achieving a broad yet rigorous education in the basic physical and mathematical sciences as a foundation for successful entry into any of the many subfields of modern space science activity. Physics and introductory space science sources form a critically important foundation for all advanced coursework in the space sciences programs, therefore the minimum grade for satisfying the prerequisite requirements for the planetary science major is a grade of C for each of the following courses: PHY 1001, PHY 2002, PHY 2003, PHY 2091, PHY 2092, SPS 1020.
*Students will be block registered into Introduction to Space Sciences (SPS 1020). If a student places into Calculus 2 (MTH 1002), the student is encouraged to take Physics 1 (PHY 1001) in the first semester and SPS 1020 later in the program.