C319 Physics-Astronomy Building
Astrobiology - the study of life in the universe - investigates the wide range of multidisciplinary factors that may influence the origin and evolution of life on Earth and beyond. Such investigation demands intense interdisciplinarity, for which the astrobiology program at the UW is creating a community of scholars, investigators, and educators.
Astrobiology at the UW builds on the strengths of traditional academic structure to transcend the limits of specialization.
The graduate certificate program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum in cooperation with the PhD programs of participating departments. Participating graduate students gain personal and professional skills necessary to successfully engage in multidisciplinary collaborations.
Graduate Program Coordinator
Graduate Certificate Program
Participating UW academic departments: Aeronautics and Astronautics; Astronomy; Atmospheric Sciences; Biochemistry; Biology; Genome Sciences; Earth and Space Sciences, History (of Science), Microbiology; Oceanography
Students must be accepted for admission by the PhD program of one of the departments listed above.
15 credits minimum
Additional credits may be earned through:
Minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA for all required courses and minimum 2.7 grade for each elective course.