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B.Sc. On Campus

Planetary Science

University of California, Berkeley

48 months
Duration
29754 USD/year
29754 USD/year
14312 USD/year
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About

Planetary Science encompasses the study of the physical and chemical nature of planetary bodies both in the Solar System and in extrasolar systems at University of California, Berkeley.

Overview

The formation of planets, the forces that sculpted their orbits, the processes that shaped their interiors, surfaces, and atmospheres and the development of life all fall under its rubric. Understanding these complex phenomena requires knowledge of astronomy and astrophysics, earth science, meteorology, atmospheric science, space science, plasma physics, chemistry, and biology. The Planetary Science major has been developed to study the remarkable interface among these disciplines.

Learning outcomes

Planetary Science Students at University of California, Berkeley are strongly encouraged to see the student services advisor as early as possible. Students are accepted into the major with a C average or better. There are a number of scholarships and research opportunities as well as other benefits available to declared majors.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
  • Optics
  • Mechanics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.4

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students who apply to Berkeley should meet the following minimum requirements:

    Meet the A-G subject course requirements. 
  • Have a 3.0 GPA in A-G courses taken in the 10th and 11th grade years. (3.4 GPA for non-residents)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14312 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Berkeley

1750 - 2820 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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