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2025 Space Science Minor Curriculum


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MADN-PNE SPA0N Space Science Minor Space Science Minor Space Science Minor 3 2

2025 Space Science Minor Tracks

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Subject Area Description Credit Hour
Required Space Science Courses Choose 3 of 3
SP471 ASTRONAUTICS 3.0  
SP472 SPACE PHYSICS 3.0  
SP473 OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY 3.5  
AND
Required Space Science Related Discipline Electives  
Choose one of the following Space and Missile Defense (SMD) critical areas of interest; Space Science, Missile Defense, Directed Energy, Cyber Operations, and Policy Development from which to select your two electives for this minor. These related discipline electives are further grouped by root electives that support areas of interest that are inherent in particular majors. These groupings allow the student to synthesize and ponder how to apply these respective electives to SMD critical areas of interest as well as space exploration. Cadets choosing this minor must meet all prerequisites for the courses chosen. Cadets majoring in Space Science are not eligible for this minor.
Space Science: Biology, Chemistry, Kinesiology Choose 2 of 10
CH275 BIOLOGY 4.0  
CH375 ADVANCED BIOLOGY 4.0  
CH383 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 3.5  
CH384 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3.5  
CH387 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 3.5  
CH457 MICROBIOLOGY 3.5  
KN355 FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY 3.5  
KN360 BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT 3.0  
KN460 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY 3.5  
KN475 MUSCULAR FUNCTION & ADAPTATION 3.0  
OR
Space Science: Electronics, Signals, Fields, Communications, and Photonics Choose 2 of 6
EE362 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS 3.5  
EE381 SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS 3.5  
EE383 ELECTROMAGN FIELDS & WAVES 3.5  
EE482 WIRELESS COMM SYS ENGINEERING 3.0  
EE483 PHOTONICS ENGINEERING 3.0  
XE383 ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES 3.0  
OR
Space Science: Remote sensing, Geology, Hydrology, and Meteorology Choose 2 of 7
EV377 REMOTE SENSING 3.0  
EV387 METEOROLOGY 3.0  
EV388A PHYSICAL GEOLOGY 3.5  
EV388B GEOMORPHOLOGY 3.0  
EV394 HYDROGEOLOGY/HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS 3.5  
EV477 ADVANCED REMOTE SENSING 3.0  
EV478 MILITARY GEOSPATIAL OPERATIONS 3.0  
OR
Space Science: Systems Engineering, Design, and Management Choose 2 of 4
EM411 PROJECT MANAGEMENT 3.5  
SE301 FNDTN ENGIN DSGN & SYS MGMT 3.0  
SE302 FUNDAMENTALS OF SYSTEMS ENG 3.0  
SE375 STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS 3.0  
OR
Missile Defense: Dynamics, Controls, and Thermal/Fluid Systems Choose 2 of 7
MC306 DYNAMICS 3.0  
MC311 THERMAL-FLUID SYSTEMS I 3.5  
MC312 THERMAL-FLUID SYSTEMS II 3.0  
MC364 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS 3.5  
MC486 VIBRATION ENGINEERING 3.0  
ME472 ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS 3.0  
ME480 HEAT TRANSFER 3.5  
OR
Missile Defense: Nuclear Science and Radiation Choose 2 of 4
NE300 FUNDAMENTALS OF NUCLEAR ENGR 3.0  
NE350 RADIOLOGICAL ENGR DESIGN 3.0  
NE450 NUCLEAR WEAPONS EFFECTS 3.0  
NE452 INSTRUMENTATION AND SHIELDING 3.5  
OR
Directed Energy: Applied Physics and Astrophysics Choose 2 of 6
PH365 MODERN PHYSICS 3.0  
PH381 INTRMED CLASSICAL MECHANICS 3.0  
PH382 INTERMEDIATE ELECTRODYNAMICS 3.0  
PH384 APPLIED OPTICS 3.0  
PH485 LASER PHYSICS 3.0  
SP474 ASTROPHYSICS 3.0  
OR
Cyber Operations: Cyber and Network Engineering Choose 2 of 3
CY300 PROGRAMMING FUNDAMENTALS 3.0  
CY350 NETWORK ENGR & MGT 3.0  
CY450 CYBER SECURITY ENGINEERING 3.0  
OR
Policy Development: National Strategy, Policy, and Law Choose 2 of 4
DS370 STRATEGY AND POLICY 3.0  
LW482 NATIONAL SECURITY LAW 3.0  
SS477 ECONOMICS OF NATIONAL SECURITY 3.0  
SS483 NATIONAL SECURITY SEMINAR 3.0