Planetary Astronomy and Science Major

Description: A program that focuses on the scientific study of planets, small objects, and related gravitational systems. Includes instruction in the structure and composition of planetary surfaces and interiors, planetary atmospheres, satellites, orbital mechanics, asteroids and comets, solar system evolution and dynamics, planetary evolution, gravitational physics, and radiation physics.

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Planetary Astronomy and Science Major

What Courses Do Planetary Astronomy and Science Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Planetary Astronomy and Science majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.