Space Science Minor Space Science Minor The space science minor focuses on the technology of spacecraft, satellites, and space exploration. Modern life has increasingly benefited from the knowledge of the space environment, utilization of satellites and spacecraft, and the application of space-based technologies. Breadcrumb space science minor 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 The space science minor integrates facets of space-enabled technology to develop a fundamental knowledge that will support a variety of technical interests. It will provide cadets with a solid foundation in orbital mechanics, the space environment, attitude determination and control, satellite communications, space structures, astronomy, astrophysics, space physics, remote sensing, and rocket propulsion. Cadets will become the multi-domain leaders of tomorrow leveraging knowledge of the space environment, space capabilities, and space threats into the planning of all domains of battle -- land, air, sea, cyber, and space. To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering. Required Courses SP471 ASTRONAUTICS SP472 SPACE PHYSICS SP473 OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY Sample Electives CH387 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY CH457 MICROBIOLOGY KN355 FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY KN360 BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT KN460 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY KN465 MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING EE381 SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS EE383 ELECTROMAGN FIELDS & WAVES EE482 WIRELESS COMM SYS ENGINEERING EE483 PHOTONICS ENGINEERING XE383 ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES EV377 REMOTE SENSING EV387 METEOROLOGY EV388A PHYSICAL GEOLOGY EV388B GEOMORPHOLOGY EM411 PROJECT MANAGEMENT SE301 FNDTN ENGIN DSGN & SYS MGMT SE302 FUNDAMENTALS OF SYSTEMS ENG SE375 STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS NE300 FUNDAMENTALS OF NUCLEAR ENGR NE350 RADIOLOGICAL ENGR DESIGN PH384 APPLIED OPTICS PH485 LASER PHYSICS SP474 ASTROPHYSICS CY300 PROGRAMMING FUNDAMENTALS CY350 NETWORK ENGR & MGT CY450 CYBER SECURITY ENGINEERING DS370 STRATEGY AND POLICY LW482 NATIONAL SECURITY LAW SS477 ECONOMICS OF NATIONAL SECURITY SS483 NATIONAL SECURITY SEMINAR To learn more, view the full Space Science Minor 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. To 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.