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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

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Space Studies


Paul Kivi, Michael Murray


S 126
Phone: (218) 755-4103

The exploration of space is a natural extension of our human desire to understand the cosmos and our place within it.

The study of space is grounded in the natural sciences. Space exploration, however, requires expertise in additional areas, including social sciences, humanities, arts, history, business, law, and recreation. The Space Studies program is, therefore, interdisciplinary and broadly based. It accommodates all majors, and the basic science core is accessible to non-science students. The electives help students identify ways in which their majors can be applied to careers in the aerospace industry and in government. A Space Studies minor enhances teacher preparation at any level and is valuable preparation for graduate studies.

It is strongly suggested that students complete Liberal Education Goal Area 3, Natural Science, before beginning the Space Studies Minor program.

Note: Bemidji State University is a member of the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium, which is funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Career Directions

Space Related Industries
Also: Graduate School