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Planetary Science

School: Western University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor ; Honours
Field of Study: Planetary Astronomy and Science
Description: Planetary Science is the study of the gaseous, rocky and icy bodies of the solar system and the processes by which planetary systems and their bodies form and evolve. The nvestigative methods of Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Geography and Environmental Science are used in the study of planetary atmospheres, surfaces and interiors, as well as in the origin and evolution of Earth and its relation to possible life elsewhere. Somewhere in a star-forming region of our galaxy nearly five billion years ago, the solar system formed. Planetary Science studies how this happened, leading to a better understanding of the processes that shaped the Earth and other planets. See how complex systems, such as the atmospheric dynamics that lead to the ordered non-equilibrium of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, can arise from simple laws in Chemistry and Physics. Learn how to extrapolate the data of the solar systemís past and present to understand climate change and explore a sustainable future.
Website: Planetary Science at Western University
Length: 4 Year(s)

Admission Requirements
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*: 80 to 100
Prerequisites: These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Grade 12 English
  • 2 of: Grade 12 Advanced Functions or Grade 12 Biology or Grade 12 Chemistry or Grade 12 Physics
  • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors
  • Deadlines:
    Application Deadline Start Date
    January 15, 2014 September 9, 2013

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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