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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018

Astrobiology Minor for Geology Majors


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Astrobiology


The Department 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 or other disciplines.

Program Requirements


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* outside the major field of study, selected from the following:

Additional Information


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

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