|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.
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: