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Can a B.S. in Biology, pursue M.S. in astronomy or planetary science?

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  • 6 months later...

I believe you could, especially if you were interested in astrobiology. It depends on school of course, but those that would allow it would likely need you to make up classes you didn't get in your undergrad to build a basis for the astronomy route.

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It really depends...

Remember that astronomy as a whole is the same as "astrophysics", which is just "the physics of things in space". You need a very strong physics background for an Astronomy PhD, and if you don't already have the equivalent of a physics major or close to it, you'll have to spend another couple of years catching up on that. I'm assuming you don't have extensive research experience in astronomy either, so you'd likely have to do a Masters first before applying to PhD programs. Astronomy is a hugely competitive field. 

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