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Space Studies, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration
Online
The Bachelor of Science in Space Studies at American Public University System is a unique blend of the study of space science, management, operations, economy, and national security. You will be given additional flexibility to focus with a choice of one of three concentrations: aerospace science, astronomy, or space policy.
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Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Space Studies at American Public University System also examines the significance of planetary and space explorations, space weapons, space weather, and astronomy. 

Very few space studies academic programs match the breadth and scope of this innovative online program, which prepares you for a wide variety careers in the space field -- including the aerospace industry, planetarium / science center, observatory telescope operator, science educator, space industry management, military space officer.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and general education level learning objectives, this degree also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. Graduates in this degree program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic mathematics (algebra / trigonometry) and fundamental classical physics.
  • Analyze the possibility of life in the universe while at the same time assessing astronomical objects – including planets, stars, and galaxies.
  • Critique the status of technology in modern aeronautics and unmanned / manned spaceflight.
  • Synthesize the history of space exploration, from early rocketry efforts to the International Space Station and beyond.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Courses Start Monthly 

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description

      8-Week Program Format

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Physics with Lab
  • Introduction to Astronomy with Lab
  • Introduction to Planetary Science with Lab
  • Introduction to Space Studies
  • Introduction to Space Flight
  • History of Space Flight

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
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Funding

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