The certificate in Space Studies provides a firm foundation in knowledge areas essential to the study of space: astronomy, space flight/exploration (past, current and future), primary industry and government participants, and basic orbital mechanics.
- Discuss, describe, and distinguish between the characteristics of each planet in our solar system.
- Describe rocket fundamentals including propellants, combustion principles, and general components.
- Analyze the principles of manned and unmanned flight, both within and outside of Earth’s atmosphere.
- Recall the history and roles of both past and current key space organizations.
- Compare and contrast the origins and types of comets, asteroids and meteorites.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basic laws of planetary motion and gravitation.
- Solve fundamental two-body orbital mechanics problems.
American Public University is part of the American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting institutions located in a 19-state region, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
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- Introduction to Astronomy with Lab
- Introduction to Space Studies
- Introduction to Space Flight
- Comets, Asteroids, and Meteorites
- History of Space
- Introduction to Orbital Mechanics
- 12 months
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DisciplinesAstronomy & Space Sciences Modern History View 28 other programmes in Astronomy & Space Sciences in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Our university welcomes international applicants from many countries around the world. We are an online university and students are not required to enter the U.S. Therefore, we do not issue I-20 or DS-2019 forms for the F-1 or J-1 student visas.
- In addition to the admission requirements for undergraduate or graduate study, we may require additional documents related to residency,
- English proficiency, and educational background. Our institution maintains the right to require this documentation when needed.
International285 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 12 months.
National285 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 12 months.
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