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Space Studies

Center for Environmental, Earth and Space Studies, Economics, and Sociology
Sattgast Hall 218-755-2783
Fax: 218-755-4107


Dr. Tim Kroeger (Coordinator;, Dr. Dragoljub Bilanovic, Dr. Patrick Donnay, Dr. James Rafferty, Dr. John Truedson

Area of Study

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).


See Section II, Enrollment, for required high school preparation.

Second Majors and Minors

Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the option of a second major or minor that might strengthen or complement their major.

Career Directions

Space Related Industries
Also: Graduate School

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