Planetary Sciences

College of Science

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. 

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Engineering and Technology

Science and Research

Careers in Planetary Sciences

Graduates have job choices in planning of space missions, the search for potential life in our solar system and developing new technologies. They work as scientists, researchers, engineers, educators, environmental regulators, and often with the government. In addition, many students go to graduate school for advanced study.

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