University Certificate Program in Planets and Life

The Department of Astrophysical Sciences participates in the University Certificate Program in Planets and Life. This Program is an interdepartmental, multidisciplinary plan of study designed for students interested in these two fundamental subjects. The goal is to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental astrophysical, chemical, biological, and geological principles and engineering challenges that will guide our search for life in extreme environments on Earth and on other planets and satellites in the Solar System and among neighboring planetary systems. The cooperating departments from which the Program in Planets and Life draws faculty and other resources include Astrophysics, Chemistry, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Operations Research and Financial Engineering, and the Woodrow Wilson School. 

Certificate opportunities extend only to undergraduates currently enrolled at Princeton University.

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