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Space Studies Certificate

A certificate in space studies introduces students to the operational complexities of space ventures. Space activity is a multi-disciplinary industry and coursework in space studies allows students to correlate the space experience to several fields of study. Often political, legal, ethical, historical, scientific and technological aspects are considered when studying space ventures.

The UNG certificate in space studies examines many of these fundamental aspects of space ventures before focusing on satellite remote sensing of the Earth and other planetary bodies, satellite communications and global navigation satellite systems. Students interested in astronomy or astrophysics can find these related space science courses offered through the UNG Physics Department.

Both students majoring in technical and scientific fields; such as, engineering, science, and math, and in nontechnical fields; such as, humanities, business, and social sciences, will find the minor to be a unique and exciting opportunity offered by IESA at UNG.

Required Courses (15 credit hours)

SCTS 2200 – Introduction to Space Studies
GISC 2011 and GISC 2011L – Geographic Information Science Lecture and Lab
GISC 2203K – Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
GISC 3012K – Global Navigation Satellite Systems
GISC 4350K – Remote Sensing of the Environment
Note: This certificate consists of both lower and upper-level courses which may have prerequisites.
Please see the course descriptions or an advisor. 

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