Who can enroll in the Space Minor?

Any CU Boulder undergraduate from any major can enroll in the Space Minor!

What are the enrollment requirements?

To enroll in the Space Minor program, students should already be admitted at the University of Colorado Boulder, have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA, and complete the online Space Minor enrollment form.

Do you have to enroll in the minor during your freshman year?

No. Students can enroll at any time during their academic career, understanding that there are 15 hours of coursework to complete the minor before they graduate.

Why should a student seek a Space Minor?

The Space Minor provides an opportunity to understand the language, concepts, and issues associated with the science and technology of Earth and space. With this background, you will gain an appreciation of our place in the universe and prepare yourself to understand, respond to, and be leaders in the exciting field of space studies.

Can non-Engineering students enroll in the Minor?

Absolutely! The Space Minor is open to any undergraduate student from any major. We recommend you speak with the Space Minor Program Manager and an advisor in your college or program to understand where you stand in completing the requirements of both your program and the minor.

I've tried to enroll in the Pathway to Space class and can't find it when enrolling, I'm I missing it?

If you are looking to enroll in the Fall, the Pathway to Space class (ASEN 1969) is only offered in the Spring time, however, you are welcome to take any of the elective courses for the minor in the fall.

I’ve been accepted to the Space Minor but I'm waitlisted for the required Pathway to Space (ASEN 1969) course. Does this mean I need to reapply for admission to the minor next semester?

No need to reapply to the Space Minor. Your acceptance means you meet eligibility requirements and have been formally admitted to the Space Minor. Be sure to register for the Pathway to Space course the following spring semester. 

I’ve been waitlisted for the Pathway to Space course. Can I start taking Space Minor elective courses now?


If you’ve been waitlisted for the required Pathway to Space (ASEN 1969) course, this means that course is full and cannot accommodate any more students at this time.

You can still take any of the approved Space Minor elective courses in the meantime and enroll in Pathway to Space the following spring semester.

How do I get added to the Space Minor mailing distribution?

Anyone can get added to the Space Minor Mailing List. Just fill out the following form to get added.


The requirements have been updated, does this effect me?

If you enrolled in the Space Minor program prior to April 24th, 2017 then you will follow the original requirements at the time of your enrollment. The new requirments only effect students who enrolled on or after April 24th, 2017. If you are wondering when your enrollment date is, you can find it on the offical enrollment letter sent out, or email spaceminor@colorado.edu.

What if I don't have a GPA because I am a freshmen?

We allow first semester students to apply for the Space Minor. Please fill out the enrollment form to enroll in the minor.

What if I have below a 2.5 GPA?

We encourage you to still apply for the Space Minor, and we will review your application to see if you are a good fit for the program.