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2011 Annual Science Report

Montana State University Reporting  |  SEP 2010 – AUG 2011

EPO Activity: A Graduate Certificate Program in Astrobiology at Montana State University

Project Progress

We have developed a structured curriculum and training program at the graduate level at Montana State University. The program includes graduate coursework in Astrobiology, Prebiotic Chemistry, Geomicrobiology. Students take part in an Astrobiology philosophy focus group to address philosophical implications of Origin of Life research and the broader implications of the search for life beyond Earth. A proposal for a Graduate Certificate Program in Astrobiology which would provide students involved in the Astrobiology Graduate Program at Montana State University to gain a certification in Astrobiology to accompany their disciplines Masters and Doctoral degrees.