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:
G202/205/207 Geology, Geology Laboratory, Computer Based Geology
Ph 361U/Sci315U, Ph362U/Sci
General Astronomy (8 credits).
20 credits of electives selected from:
credits) or G340U Life of the Past (4 credits)
G345 Life in the
Mars (4 credits)
G355 Earth and
Space Sciences for Elementary Educators
(1-2 credits) or G405 Reading and Conference (1-2 credits)
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.
Advisor: For questions
about the Space & Planetary Science minor, please contact Dr.
G345 Life in the Universe
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 Exploration