The first required course for the Space Minor is Pathway to Space. In addition to this required course, students will be able to select four elective courses in specialized areas in the study and application of space from numerous colleges on the CU Boulder campus.

Sample Timeline for a Student in the Space Minor

Sophomore

  • Sophomore Fall
    Admissions to Space Minor
  • Sophomore Spring
    Pathway to Space Course

Junior

  • Junior Fall
    Elective Course
  • Junior Spring
    Elective Course

Senior

  • Senior Fall
    Elective Course
  • Senior Spring
    Elective Course

One course from each category is required and at least one course must be outside of a student's degree requirements.

Students are responsible for understanding any pre-requisites or conditions for chosen electives.

Technological, Political and Social impacts of Space flight
Course Course Name
AIRR 2010 The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power 1
AIRR 2020 The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power 2
ASEN 3036 Introduction to Human Spaceflight
ASEN 3046 Introduction to Humans in Aviation
ASEN 4519-001 Climate Change & Engineering
CSCI 4302 Advanced Robotics
COMM 4600 Team Communication and Spaceflight
LAWS 4801 Technology, Law, and Society
PSCI 2106 Introduction to Public Policy Analysis
PSCI 2116 Introduction to Environmental Policy and Policy Analysis
PSCI 3064 Environmental Political Theory
PSCI 3206 The Environment and Public Policy
PHYS 3000 Science and Public Policy
Arts and Humanities of Space
Course Course Name
ATLS 4519-030 Studio Space
CLAS 2020 Science in the Ancient World
EBIO 1950 Writing, Communicating and Science
ENGL 3116 Topics in Advanced Theory: Theories of Science Fiction
ENGL 3856 Genre, Media, and Advanced Writing: Science Fiction
FARR 2820 Future of Spaceship Earth
FILM 1003 Space Odysseys: Astrophsyics and astronomy through the lens of cinema and the arts
HIST 4040 The History of Space Exploration and Defense
MUEL 3892 Music in Space
PHIL 1400 Philosophy and the Sciences
PHIL 2750 Philosophy and Science Fiction
RUSS 3241 Red Star Trek; Russian Science Fiction Between Utopia and Dystopia
WRTG 3020-052 Writing about Space
WRTG 3030 Writing in Science and Society
Earth, Space and the Universe
Course Course Name
ASTR 1000 The Solar System
ASTR 1010 Introductory Astronomy 1
ASTR 1020 Introductory Astronomy 2
ASTR 1030 Accelerated Introductory Astronomy 1
ASTR 1040 Accelerated Introductory Astronomy 2
ASTR 1200 Stars & Galaxies
ASTR 2010 Modern Cosmology
ASTR 2020 Space Astronomy and Exploration
ASTR 2030 Black Holes
ASTR 2040 Search for Life in the Universe
ASTR 2050 The Sun and Society
ASTR 3710 Formation & Dynamics of Planetary Systems
ASTR 3730 Astrophysics 1
ASTR 3740 Cosmology and Relativity
ASTR 3760 Solar & Space Physics
ASTR 3830 Astrophysics 2
ASTR 4330 Cosmochemistry
ATOC 3180 Aviation Meteorology
ATOC 3500 Air Chemistry and Pollution
ATOC 4710 Introduction to Atmospheric Physics
ATOC 4720 Introduction to Atmospheric Dynamics
ATOC 4800 Policy Implications of Climate Controversies
ENVS 4201 Biometeorology
GEOG 4093 Remote Sensing of the Environment
GEOG 4100 Earth Analytics
GEOG 4110 Advanced Remote Sensing
GEOL 1060 Global Change---An Earth Science Perspective
GEOL 2040 The Search for Life in the Universe
GEOL 3040 Global Change: The Recent Geological Record
GEOL 4093 Remote Sensing of the Environment
GEOL 4330 Cosmochemistry

Archived course list for enrollment prior to April 24th, 2017

Archived Course List
Course Course Name
AIRR 2010 The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power 1
AIRR 2020 The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power 2
ANTH 4240 Geoarchaeology
ASEN 1970 Pathway to Space 2 – Deeper Dive*
ASEN 2169 Edge of Space*
ASEN 3036 Introduction to Human Spaceflight
ASEN 3046 Introduction to Humans in Aviation
ASEN 4148 Spacecraft Design
ASTR 1000 The Solar System
ASTR 1010 Introductory Astronomy 1
ASTR 1020 Introductory Astronomy 2
ASTR 1030 Accelerated Introductory Astronomy 1
ASTR 1040 Accelerated Introductory Astronomy 2
ASTR 1200 Stars & Galaxies
ASTR 2010 Modern Cosmology
ASTR 2020 Space Astronomy and Exploration
ASTR 2030 Black Holes
ASTR 2040 Search for Life in the Universe
ASTR 3710 Formation & Dynamics of Planetary Systems
ASTR 3720 Planets and their Atmosphere
ASTR 3730 Astrophysics 1
ASTR 3740 Cosmology and Relativity
ASTR 3750 Planets, Moons & Rings
ASTR 3760 Solar & Space Physics
ASTR 3830 Astrophysics 2
ASTR 4330 Cosmochemistry
ASTR 4800 Space Science: Practice and Policy
ATOC 1050 Weather and the Atmosphere
ATOC 1060 Our Changing Environment: El Nino, Ozone and Climate
ATOC 3050 Principles of Weather
ATOC 3180 Aviation Meteorology
ATOC 3300 Analysis of Climate and Weather Observations
ATOC 3500 Air Chemistry and Pollution
ATOC 3600 Principles of Climate
ATOC 3720 Planets and Their Atmospheres
ATOC 4550 Mountain Meteorology
ATOC 4700 Weather Analysis and Forecasting
ATOC 4710 Introduction to Atmospheric Physics
ATOC 4720 Introduction to Atmospheric Dynamics
ATOC 4750 Desert Meteorology
ATOC 4770 Wind Energy Meteorology
ATOC 4800 Policy Implications of Climate Controversies
ATOC 4810* Scientific Programming and Data Visualization
ATOC 4820* Instrumental Methods in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
ATOC 4830* Remote Sensing
ATOC 4840* Field Observations and Measurements
ATOC 4850* Climate Modeling
ATOC 4860* Data Analysis and Interpretation
ATOC 4870* Environmental Statistics
CLAS 2020 Science in the Ancient World
CSCI 4302 Advanced Robotics
CSCI 4502 Data Mining
EBIO 1950 Writing, Communicating and Science
ECEN 3400 EM Fields and Waves
ECEN 3410 EM Waves and Transmission
ENGL 3116 Topics in Advanced Theory: Theories of Science Fiction
ENGL 3856 Genre, Media, and Advanced Writing: Science Fiction
ENVS 4201 Biometeorology
FARR 2820 Future of Spaceship Earth
FILM 3003 Major Film Directors
FILM 3081 Contemporary American Cinema: 1980-Present
FILM 3660 The Postmodern
GEOG 4093 Remote Sensing of the Environment
GEOG 4100 Earth Analytics
GEOG 4110 Advanced Remote Sensing
GEOG 4501 Water Resources and Water Management in the Western States
GEOL 1060 Global Change---An Earth Science Perspective
GEOL 2040 The Search for Life in the Universe
GEOL 3023 Statistics for Geography
GEOL 3040 Global Change: The Recent Geological Record
GEOL 4093 Remote Sensing of the Environment
GEOL 4330 Cosmochemistry
HIST 4040 The History of Space Exploration and Defense
HUEN 1850 Engineering in History: The Social Impact of Technology
LAWS 4801 Technology, Law, and Society
MCEN 1025 Computer-Aided Design and Fabrication
MCEN 4115 Mechatronics and Robotics
PHIL 1400 Philosophy and the Sciences
PHIL 2750 Philosophy and the Science Fiction
PHIL 3410 History of Science: Ancients to Newton
PHIL 3430 History of Science: Newton to Einstein
PHIL 4400 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 4450 History and Philosophy of Physics
PHYS 1230 Light and Color
PHYS 1240 Sound and Music
PHYS 3000 Science and Public Policy
PSCI 2106 Introduction to Public Policy Analysis
PSCI 2116 Introduction to Environmental Policy and Policy Analysis
PSCI 3064 Environmental Political Theory
PSCI 3206 The Environment and Public Policy
RUSS 3241 Red Star Trek; Russian Science Fiction Between Utopia and Dystopia
TLEN 5350 Commercial Spaceflight Operations and Communications
WRTG 3030 Writing in Science and Society