Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog Program: Space Studies Minor Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Space Studies Minor

15 hours

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 based 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 (engineering, science, and math) and nontechnical fields (humanities, business, social science) will find the minor to be a unique and exciting opportunity offered at UNG.

Note: This certificate consists of both lower and upper level courses which may have prerequisites. Please see the course descriptions or an advisor. A minor must contain 15 to 18 semester hours of coursework with at least 9 hours of upper-division coursework. Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas A through E may not be counted as coursework in the minor. Core Area F courses may be counted as coursework in the minor.

Minor Requirements

Required Course - 3 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
SCTS 2200 - Introduction to Space Studies

Elective Courses - Select at least 12 hours

At least 9 hours at the 3000/4000 level must be completed

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ASTR 3150 - Introductory Astrophysics
GEOG 3200K - Earth Systems
GISC 3021K - Geospatial Science and Technology
GISC 3012K - Global Navigation Satellite Systems
GISC 4350K - Remote Sensing of the Environment
SCTS 2040 - Science, Engineering, and Technology in Society