In this interdisciplinary field of study, you apply simple physical laws to understand how planetary systems are formed and evolve, investigate the technologies we use to explore our own and distant solar systems and discover why it is that Earth can support life while its neighbours Mars and Venus are barren.
Planetary Physics can be used to fulfill minor requirements in:
Specific minor requirements (18 credits)
18 senior-level credits are required to complete a minor in planetary physics. You are responsible for ensuring you have the prerequisites for the required courses.
|EASC 206 - Geology of the Solar System|
|PHYS 226 - Optics and Sound Waves|
|PHYS 242 - Physics of Planetary Exploration|
|PHYS 252 - Physics of the Earth|
Complete a minimum of 6 credits at the 300- or 400-level. Choose 6 credits from:
|EASC 334 - Planetary Surface Imaging|
|EASC 406 - Planetary Materials|
|PHYS 324 - Origins of Planetary Systems|
If the topic is relevant to planetary physics, EASC 398, EASC 495, EASC 498, PHYS 398, PHYS 495, PHYS 498 can be used to fulfill the requirement for 6 credits at the 300- or 400-level.
|EASC 398 - Independent Study|
|EASC 495 - Special Topics|
|EASC 498 - Advanced Independent Study|
|PHYS 398 - Independent Study|
|PHYS 495 - Special Topics in Physics and Astrophysics|
|PHYS 498 - Advanced Independent Study|
The program of study may change from year to year. The authoritative source for course descriptions and the rules and regulations that apply to students is the Academic Calendar.
Planning sheets help you keep track of the courses you must take to fulfill the breadth, major(s), minor(s), and option requirements of your degree. Check for additional degree planning materials on your program website.
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