Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary scientific field of study that examines the origins and distribution of life in the universe. The astrobiology minor is designed to educate students to cover the range of scientific disciplines that contribute to our general understanding of life, the origin of life, the past history of life on Earth, and the possible existence of life on other planets and moons. The principal goal of the minor is to develop student literacy in astrobiology so that they can critically evaluate claims related to this field reported in the news media and popular culture.
For information about the minor, students should contact Nathan Yee, the astrobiology faculty adviser, at firstname.lastname@example.org
; or Roy Schlische, the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences undergraduate program director, at email@example.com