Associate of Science in Space Studies
American Public University System

Program Details

The associate’s degree in Space Studies from American Public University System allows online students to participate in hands-on labs. The curriculum was developed by former NASA astronaut Dr. James Reilly, a veteran of three missions and five spacewalks.

Classes in this online aviation degree explore current and historical concepts in astronomy, planetary science, space policy, and space flight. Students have the opportunity to use the university’s state-of-the-art remote controlled observatory. All credits earned from this degree can be transferred into the school’s Space Studies bachelor’s program. 

Some of the course topics available include:

  • Chemistry
  • Planetary science
  • Astronomy
  • Space flight


  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • College Readiness Assessment (waived for students with 9 or more college credits)
  • Official transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission