Space Science Major Space Science Major Space science is the science of the space environment as well as the science behind the technology of spacecraft, satellites, and space exploration. Breadcrumb space science major Majors-and-Minors-left MENU Explore Academic Majors and Minors Academic Majors American Politics Major Applied Statistics and Data Sciences Major Chemical Engineering Major Chemistry Major Civil Engineering Major Computer Science Major Cyber Science Major Defense and Strategic Studies Major Economics Major Electrical Engineering Major Engineering Management Major Engineering Psychology Major English Major Environmental Engineering Major Environmental Science Major Foreign Area Studies: Africa Major Foreign Area Studies: East Asia Major Foreign Area Studies: Eurasia Major Foreign Area Studies: Europe Major Foreign Area Studies: Latin America Major Foreign Area Studies: Middle East Major Foreign Language: Arabic Major Foreign Language: Chinese Major Foreign Language: French Major Foreign Language: German Major Foreign Language: Persian Major Foreign Language: Portuguese Major Foreign Language: Russian Major Foreign Language: Spanish Major Geography Major Geospatial Information Science Major History Major International Affairs Major Kinesiology Major Law and Legal Studies Major Life Science Major Management Major Mathematical Sciences Major Mechanical Engineering Major Nuclear Engineering Major Operations Research Major Philosophy Major Physics Major Sociology Major Space Science Major Systems & Decision Sciences Major Systems Engineering Major Academic Minors Aeronautical Engineering Minor America in the World Minor American Foundations Minor Applied Statistics Minor Cyber Security Minor Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor Engineering Management Minor General History Minor Geography Minor Grand Strategy Minor Network Science Minor Nuclear Science Minor Photonics Minor Regional Studies Minor Robotics Minor Space Science Minor Systems Engineering Minor Terrorism Studies Minor War Technology and Society Minor Guidance on Choosing an Academic Major Overview Courses Enrichment Space science studies the space environment, as well as the science behind the technology of spacecraft, satellites, and space exploration. Technologies and systems that society has benefited from include:space weather and terrestrial weather forecasting satellitesposition, navigation, and timing (PNT) enabled devices such as GPSsatellite communicationsmissile defense systemsremote sensing systems used to observe our planet, our heliosphere, and beyond our solar systemThe program in space science integrates these facets of space-enabled technology to develop a fundamental knowledge that will support a variety of technical interests and activities. The major will provide the cadet with a solid foundation in orbital mechanics, the space environment, attitude determination and control, satellites communications, space structures, astronomy, astrophysics, space physics, remote sensing, and rocket propulsion. Space science majors have a lab requirement component. This major offers an honors track. To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering. Required CoursesEE301 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELEC ENGIN PH382 INTERMEDIATE ELECTRODYNAMICS PH384 APPLIED OPTICS PH485 LASER PHYSICS SP471 ASTRONAUTICS SP472 SPACE PHYSICS SP473 OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY SP474 ASTROPHYSICS Sample ElectivesPH365 MODERN PHYSICS PH381 INTRMED CLASSICAL MECHANICSEV377 REMOTE SENSING EV477 ADVANCED REMOTE SENSING EV478 MILITARY GEOSPATIAL OPERATIONSMA364 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS MA365 ADV MATH FOR ENGRS/SCIENTISTS This major offers an honors track. To learn more, view the full Space Science Major Curriculum. Opportunities are available to perform research at Department of Defense and laboratories that conduct space and missile defense-related research during the summer. Majors can also join the Astronomy Club. Honor Societies:Golden Key - International Honour SocietyPhi Kappa Phi - Oldest and Largest Collegiate Honor SocietyTo learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, the Photonics Research Center or the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Space and High-Altitude Research Center.