Effective March 1, 2014, admission to the Honors Specialization in Planetary Science will be discontinued. Students enrolled prior to September 1, 2013 will be permitted to continue with the understanding that they must complete the requirements prior to September 1, 2018; and, that effective September 1, 2018, the module will be withdrawn.
New students are encouraged to enquire into the Minor in Planetary Science and Space Exploration offered by the Department of Earth Sciences.
Completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% in 3.0 principal courses, with no mark in these principal courses below 60%:
Physics 1301A/B, 1401A/B, 1501A/B or 80% in Physics 1028A/B and Physics 1302A/B, 1402A/B, 1502A/B or 80% in Physics 1029A/B; or the former Physics 1020 or 1024 or 1026 Students must complete Mathematics 1600A/B or the former Linear Algebra 1600A/B with a minimum mark of 55% by the end of term one in year 2.
Calculus 1000A/B, 1500A/B or the former 1100A/B and Calculus 1501A/B or Calculus 1301A/B, or Applied Mathematics 1413
1.0 additional course.
0.5 course: Astronomy 2201A/B.
0.5 course: Physics 2700A/B.
1.0 course: Earth Sciences 2200A/B, 2206A/B.
1.5 courses: Planetary Science 3380A/B, 4490E.
6.5 courses from: Astronomy 2801A/B, Physics 2101A/B, 2102A/B, 2110A/B, 2128A/B, 2129A/B, 2810A/B, 2910F/G, 3151A/B, 3200A/B, 3300A/B, 3400A/B, 3926F/G, the former Physics 2900E, Earth Sciences 2123A/B (if Earth Sciences 1023A/B has not been taken), any Earth Sciences course in the range 2200-2299 not already taken, Earth Sciences 3310A/B, 3313A/B, 3314A/B, 3315A/B, 3321A/B, 3369A/B, 4400A/B, 4421A/B, 4424A/B, 4431A/B, Planetary Science 4830A/B.
Note: The above courses may have prerequisites that are not included in the module.