Bachelor of Science in Space Studies

This program blends the study of space science, management, operations, economy, and national security. After completing the core courses in the general program, students will take four courses that cover space station, satellite, space craft, or transportation systems as well as courses in planetary and space explorations, space weapons, space weather, and astronomy.

Degree Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and general education level learning objectives, this degree also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates.With reference to each of the respective areas of space studies, graduates in this degree program will be able to:

Research and Analysis

  • Conduct fundamental quantitative and qualitative research related to space systems and theory.
  • Analyze the principles of manned and unmanned flight outside ofEarth’s atmosphere.

Scientific Investigation

  • Calculate and apply basic laws of planetary motion and gravitation including two-body mechanics.
  • Describe rocket fundamentals including propellants, combustion principles, and general components.

National and International Security

  • Assess the institutions of space law and determine how these institutions affect applications such as commercial and private satellite sales and arms control.
  • Describe the role(s) of key space organizations in the United States.
  • Evaluate the political and commercial significance of major national and international space endeavors including past, current, and planned.
  • Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of space systems in modern warfare, including manned and unmanned aerial vehicles as well as space-based platforms.

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