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Planetary Sciences

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. 

Plan of Study

Planetary Sciences Webpage

Transfer to Planetary Sciences

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Additional Requirements: Completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus equivalent to MA 16100 or MA 16500 with a grade of C or higher.


Contact Information

Recruiting Coordinator
(765) 494-1771
sciencerecruiting@purdue.edu

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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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