University offers a minor in Space and Planetary Science. The minor requires
28 quarter credits, from the lists of classes below.
8 Credits selected from:
G 201/204, 202/205/207 Geology,
Geology Laboratory, Computer Based Geology Laboratory (8-9 credits)
or Ph 121, 122 or Ph 261,
262 General Astronomy (8 credits).
16 credits of electives selected from:
May include other elective
courses pre-approved by the undergraduate advisor.
G345 Life in the Universe
G346 Exploring Mars
G374 Geomorphic Processes
G446 Meteorites (4)
Ph 366, 367 Complexity
and the Universe I and II (8)
Ph 476 Observational
4 credits selected from:
G404 Cooperative Education/Internship
G405 Reading and Conference
At least 16 credits must be taken at PSU.
Pass/No Pass: Upper-division
courses must be taken for a letter grade to count toward fulfilling department
minor requirements with the exceptions of G404 and G405 which are offered
only for pass/no pass.
Full Disclosure: Prerequisite
requirements exist for G446 Meteorites (G201 and one year of chemistry).
This is the only course in the program that has a prerequisite. Recommended
prerequisites exist for Ph 366, 367 and 476 (one year of general physics
or Natural Science Inquiry (SCI 201)). Adequate course offerings exist
for students to complete the minor without completing a year of chemistry
or general physics.
Advisor: For questions about the Space & Planetary Science minor, please contact Dr.
G345U Life in the
a broad overview
ranging from the origin
of life, to planets
around other stars
provides a survey of
the solar system including
The image above is of
G346 Exploring Mars is
an introduction to Mars with an emphasis on spacecraft exploration. The
image above is of the Columbia Hills obtained by the Spirit Mars