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

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

American Public University System is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Admission Tests

Placement Test

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Additional Info

  • College Readiness Assessment is waived for students with 9 or more college credits.