The space minor is part of the larger campus-wide Grand Challenge initiative and is open to all CU Boulder students regardless of major. The space minor is designed to provide all students enrolled in the minor with an over-arching background in all aspects of space through the required Pathway to Space course. Course topics include:
- Space science and exploration
- Human spaceflight and life sciences
- Aeronautics and near space
- Launch and spacecraft systems
- Climate and environment
- Space business, policy and politics
- Space arts, media and history
Visit the Grand Challenge Space Minor website for more information.
Completion of 15 credit hours (5 courses) is required for the minor, distributed as follows:
- ASEN 1969 – Pathway to Space (3 credit hours)
- Four approved elective courses (12 credit hours)
Requirements for the minor are met by completing the required ASEN 1969 Pathway to Space course and four approved electives from the list maintained on the Space Minor web site. NOTE: There may be restrictions on how many and/or which specific courses/credits can apply towards this minor as well as towards the student's degree program.
Three of the four elective courses must be completed at the CU Boulder campus. One elective course may be transferred from another institution with approval. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.000 or better is required for all courses used to satisfy the requirements for this minor. Each individual course that is counted towards these degree requirements must be passed with a D- or better. Note, however, that a C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses to move on to a subsequent course.