Western University

Planetary Science

Program Information

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 system’s past and present to understand climate change and explore a sustainable future.
URL:Planetary Science at Western University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

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.

  •  Grade12 English 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 

* 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.

Modified on June 22, 2014

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