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Space Studies Minor

A minor 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 minor 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.

Minor Requirements

The space studies minor must contain 15-18 credit hours of coursework with at least 9 of those credit hours at the 3000 or 4000 level. Courses taken to satisfy core curriculum requirements in Areas A through E may not be counted as coursework in the minor; however, courses taken in Area F may be applied to the minor.

Required (3 credit hours):

SCTS  Introduction to Space Studies

Select 12 credit hours (at least 9 credit hours at the 3000/4000 level):

ASTR 3150 Introductory Astrophysics
GEOG 3200K Earth Systems
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
SCTS 1502  Science, Engineering and Technology in Society

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