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Minor in Astrobiology

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Requirements for the Minor in Astrobiology

Preparatory course work should include calculus (MATH 121 or MATH 116, with MATH 121 preferred) and CHEM 184. Additional credit hours in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, or physics (ABCGP) are required as follows:

  • BIOL 150 Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology (4)
  • GEOL 101 Introduction to Geology (3) or
    GEOL 105 History of the Earth (3) or
    GEOL 121 Prehistoric Life: DNA to Dinosaurs (3)
  • ASTR 391 Physical Astronomy, Honors (3)
  • ASTR 394 The Quest for Extraterrestrial Life (3) or
    3 credit hours of undergraduate research in astrobiology (3)
  • 6 credit hours of course work in ABCGP at the 300-level or higher and not in the student's major field (6)

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