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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Astrobiology, B.S.


Major Code: 7191 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

The undergraduate space sciences program for the astrobiology major is designed for students interested in pursuing a broad range of space-related careers, either on completion of the bachelor’s degree program or after completing graduate studies. Emphasis in the curriculum for the astrobiology major is on achieving a broad yet rigorous education in the basic physical, mathematical and engineering sciences as a foundation for successful entry into any of the many subfields of modern space science activity.

This program is interdisciplinary and designed to meet the needs of students intending to pursue graduate education in astrobiology, astrophysics, planetary sciences or biology.

Degree Reqirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Astrobiology must complete the course requirements listed in the following sample curriculum. Because basic physics and introductory space sciences courses form a critically important foundation for all advanced coursework in the space sciences programs, the minimum grade for satisfying the prerequisite requirements for a space sciences major is a grade of C for each of the following courses:

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


Total Credits Required: 128


*Students should register for SPS 1020 Introduction to Space Sciences . If a student places into MTH 1002 Calculus 2  or MTH 1020 Mathematical Analysis 2 , the student is encouraged to take PHY 1001 Physics 1  in the first semester and SPS 1020 Introduction to Space Sciences  later in the program.

**Students may elect to substitute the eight credit hours from CHM 3001 Physical Chemistry 1 , CHM 3002 Physical Chemistry 2  and CHM 2011 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1  for PHY 3035 Quantum Mechanics  and PHY 3060 Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory and Statistical Mechanics .