The Earth and Environmental Sciences Department participates in a multidisciplinary minor in astrobiology for students majoring in geology or other disciplines. To complete this minor, students must take a minimum of 16 credits of course work in this field. These courses include ASTR 4510 and ISCI 4500, four credits each, and two semesters of the one-credit course ISCI 4510. A further two courses outside the major field of study are also required, selected from the following:
The requirement that two selected courses must be outside of the major field of study is reduced to one in the case of a dual major, provided that both majors are in the primary relevant areas of study (i.e., biology, chemistry, geology, and physics).