Space Studies is a interdisciplinary graduate program that involves the study of all fields within space exploration. This includes Astronomy and Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Planetary Science, Orbital Dynamics and Spacecraft Propulsion, Spacecraft Engineering, Space Mission Design, Space Policy and Business. Since In addition to class work and independent research projects within specific fields, graduate students in Space Studies conduct multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects within the separate fields comprising Space Studies. The graduate program also provides students with knowledge about professional writing skills needed to survive within the space studies community, and the methodology of conducting multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary analysis.
The Planet Mars The Sun and Space Environment (Solar Astrophysics) Life in the Universe (Astrobiology) Asteroids, Comets and Kuiper Belt Objects Observational Astronomy Astronomical Spectroscopy Extraterrestrial Resources Survey of Space Studies I Survey of Space Studies II Remote Sensing Principles Orbital Mechanics Space Mission Design Space Studies Colloquium Current Topics in Astrobiology Individual Research in Space Studies Independent Study Scholarly Project History of the Space Age Thesis
Graduate students can pursue a non-technical or scientific/technical track, according to their undergraduate degree and professional experience. The Space Studies program prepares graduate students to pursue work at NASA, the DOD, various colleges and universities, space museums and planetariums, and the space industry.
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