Space Studies (Minor)
Reach for new horizons with a broad-based approach that links engineering, science and policy.
Reach new horizons by learning about the complexities of research, development and operations of space-related disciplines. With a minor in Space Studies from UND, you'll gain an understanding of the political, legal and scientific and engineering aspects involved with space ventures.
- Program type:
- Est. time to complete:
- 3 years
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Why Study Space Studies at UND?
Space exploration has an all-encompassing nature, requiring a unique mix of experience and expertise that can link policy, business, law, science and engineering. To be successful in a rapidly evolving and expanding space industry, combine your interest in space with your career.
This UND minor gives you that broad base of knowledge that can serve as a perfect launch pad for you to thrive in your desired specialty. This minor is open to all students and pairs well with many majors, including:
- Computer Science
Learn to Lead
UND graduate students gain hands-on experience inside an inflatable Lunar-Mars Habitat.
UND Space Studies Alumni
Space Studies alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
- United States Department of the Air Force
- Delta Airlines
- Astronauts for Hire, Inc.
- Blue Origin, LLC
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
Prepare for a future in the academic, commercial and governmental sectors of the rapidly-growing field of space exploration.
Unlike other similar programs, UND offers a broad background approach to help you understand the links between engineering, space science and policy.
Gain access to advanced research and get real-world learning experiences in the UND Human Spaceflight Laboratory.
Gain access to the UND Space Studies Observatory and Spacecraft Simulator Facility.
As the space industry evolves and progresses toward a combination of government and privately funded space exploration and research efforts, the need for those with a broad background in space sciences and related fields have opportunities in many areas.
With this minor in Space Studies at UND, you'll gain the diverse learning experiences to be able to progress or advance in professions such as:
- Space scientist
- Aerospace engineer
- Systems engineer
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