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  Dec 11, 2017
Rensselaer Catalog 2012-2013 [Archived Catalog]

Astrobiology Minor

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The Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Physics Departments participate in a multidisciplinary minor in Astrobiology for students majoring in these or other disciplines. To be eligible for the minor, students must pass the three-credit course ASTR 4510 Origins of Life - A Cosmic Perspective and at least two semesters of the one-credit seminar course ISCI 4510; they must also undertake a four-credit research project on a topic related to Astrobiology under the supervision of a faculty member engaged in Astrobiology research in one of the above departments; finally, they must complete a further two courses outside the major field of study, selected from the following:

Program Requirements

For a double major, the requirement that the two selected courses must be outside the major field of study is reduced to one provided both majors are in the primary relevant areas of study (i.e. biology, chemistry, geology, and physics).

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