Planetary Sciences Undergraduate Program

Explore the Universe with a minor in Planetary Sciences or Astrobiology.

The Department of Planetary Sciences offers a variety of courses designed for undergraduate students, including General Education courses, lower-division lectures and colloquia, and upper-division courses for science majors who require a planetary perspective for career development. Undergraduate students interested in pursuing research opportunities are encouraged to contact their instructors or other PTYS/LPL faculty; more information about research opportunities is available from UArizona Research, Innovation & Impact.

Planetary Sciences

The Department of Planetary Sciences (PTYS) offers an undergraduate minor in Planetary Sciences.


PTYS is one of the sponsoring departments for the undergraduate minor in Astrobiology. 

Astronomy Studies

The Astronomy Studies minor, available from the Department of Astronomy, includes PTYS courses.

Course Catalog

Course descriptions for undergraduate courses in the Department of Planetary Sciences.

Course Schedules

Undergraduate-level Planetary Science (PTYS) courses for upcoming semesters.

View Fall 2020 Schedule
View Spring 2021 Schedule


Academic Advisor

Amy Brenton


Focus on Undergraduate Students

Read about undergraduate research at LPL.

View Undergraduate Focus Stories