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2015-2016 University Catalog 
    
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Planetary Sciences, BS


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About the Program

Within the planetary sciences multidisciplinary major, students can select elective courses to focus their study on specific areas such as planetary geology, planetary atmospheres, astrobiology or astronomy. The Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) Department has a low faculty-to-student ratio, which allows students to have a lot of one-on-one interaction with their professors. All undergraduates are encouraged to take part in research.

Planetary Sciences Website

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Planetary Sciences  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

code-BS
Code-PLSI
120 Credits
“C-“or better required in ^ courses

Departmental/Program Major Courses (39-40 credits)


Required Major Courses (33-34 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (68-75 credits)


Electives


(6 credits or more if needed to reach 120 credits of countable credits) - link

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology & Society Selective
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

16 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15-16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • Planetary Science Core Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Great Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00 *
  • Science/Engr Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science/Engr Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • Planetary Science Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00 a
  • Planetary Science Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00 a
  • Multidisciplinary/STS Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Planetary Science Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00 a
  • General Education Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

12 Credits


Note


*Satisfies a University Core Requirement

aElectives for advanced courses and specializations; 30000 level or above.

Students must earn a “C-” or better in all required ^ courses.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 average in EAPS major classes required to graduate.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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