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2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Astrobiology, B.S.

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Major Code: 7191 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Age Restriction: N Admission status: undergraduate
Delivery Mode/s: classroom only Location/s: main campus

The undergraduate space sciences program for the astrobiology major is designed for students interested in pursuing a broad range of space-related careers, either upon 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. Because basic physics and introductory space sciences courses form a critically important foundation for all advanced coursework in the space sciences program, the minimum grade for satisfying the prerequisite requirements for a space sciences major is a grade of C for each of the following courses: PHY 1001 , PHY 2002 , PHY 2003 , PHY 2091 , PHY 2092 , SPS 1020 .

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

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Total Credits Required: 128

*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.

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

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