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  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Astrobiology Minor for Biology Majors


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Program Requirements


The Departments of Biological Sciences, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, participate in a multidisciplinary minor in Astrobiology for students majoring in these disciplines. To be eligible for the minor, students must pass the 3-credit course ASTR 4510 Origins of Life-A Cosmic Perspective and at least two semesters of the 1-credit seminar course ISCI 4510; they must also undertake a 4-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* selected from the following:

  •  Any course in BCBP Credit Hours: 4

Additional Information


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

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