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Space Studies

American Public University

2 months
285 USD/credit 34200 USD/full
285 USD/credit 34200 USD/full
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The Space Studies BSc course at the American Public University 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.


Course Details

Prepare for the political, economic, legal, commercial, scientific, and technical challenges associated with human exploration in space with the Space Studies BSc course at the American Public University.

Very few space studies academic programs match the breadth and scope of this innovative online program and its concentration options, including space entrepreneurship. This degree in space studies uses a curriculum designed by a former NASA astronaut who took part in three shuttle missions and five spacewalks. Many faculty include scientists and engineers currently working for NASA, the space industry, and national astronomical observatories.

You’ll also have the opportunity to use the university’s state-of-the-art, remote-controlled observatory, with a fully online 24-inch aperture telescope.

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:

  • Aerospace Science 
  • Astronomy 
  • Space Policy

What You Will Do

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, earth science, and space science to identify and solve space/earth studies problems
  • Conduct experiments, analyze, and interpret data
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Assess ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Physics with Lab
  • Astronomy with Lab
  • Planetary Science with Lab
  • Chemistry with Lab
  • Space Flight
  • History of Space Flight

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    34200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 2 months.

$250 with military grant


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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