2016-2017 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

AST 470 Extrasolar Planets and Astrobiology

Exploration of the processes related to planet formation and evolution and the planetary conditions required for the emergence of life, as well as the astronomical techniques used to detect extrasolar planets, discern their properties (include potential habitability), and collect statistics on their occurrence in the universe. This course is equivalent to ESCI 470 and credit will not be earned if this course has been previously taken.




AST 208, and BIO 121 or BMS 102 and BMS 103; or permission of department chair.

General Education


  • Fall
  • On Demand