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Rensselaer Catalog 2014-2015 
Rensselaer Catalog 2014-2015 [Archived Catalog]

Astrobiology Minor for Chemistry Majors

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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 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 courses listed under Program Requirements.

Program Requirements

This multidisciplinary minor is open to students majoring in Chemistry or in other disciplines.To complete this minor, students must take ASTR 4510 and ISCI 4500, 4 credits each, and two semesters of the 1-credit course ISCI 4510. Two additional courses* outside the major field of study must be 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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