Published: April 23, 2021

The Space Minor Committee, made up of faculty from across campus, has been working on developing the minor since September 2015. Many courses have been developed to explore various areas of studies and how they relate to space. Check out previously developed courses and all the ways students can get involved and learn more about space-related topics.


The committee is inviting faculty and staff to propose course ideas that support CU Boulder's Space Minor to be selected for eventual funding and development.

The space minor is open to any undergraduate student on campus. It consists of one required course, Pathway to Space, and four electives from an approved list, which can be found on the Space Minor website. The program is intended to broaden student perspectives on how space and space-related subjects can impact both individuals and society and guide skilled professionals to careers in space policy, history, communication, science, engineering and even space themes in film and media.

Submitting a course proposal

Funding is available to see a variety of the faculty and staff proposals developed into new courses for the space minor. For full consideration, proposals should be submitted via an online form by Wednesday, May 12. The form only takes five minutes to complete. Then, over the semester, the Space Minor Committee will select a dozen of these proposals for funding.

If you have suggestions for the committee to consider or questions about the space minor or course proposal form, email