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Undergraduate Certificate in Space Studies

American Public University

12 months
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About

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.

Overview

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.

Accreditation

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).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Astronomy with Lab
  • Introduction to Space Studies
  • Introduction to Space Flight
  • Comets, Asteroids, and Meteorites
  • History of Space
  • Introduction to Orbital Mechanics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 12 months.

Funding

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