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Planetary Science, B.S.

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Major Code: 7193 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

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.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Planetary Science must complete the course requirements listed in the following sample curriculum. 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:

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Spring (15 credit hours)

Total Credits Required: 129

*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 , they are encouraged to take PHY 1001 Physics 1  in the first semester and SPS 1020 Introduction to Space Sciences  later in the program.

**Courses taught on an alternate-year basis.

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