More than 800,000 pilot jobs will open up worldwide over the next 19 years, according to a report by Boeing. The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science from ERAU prepares graduates to fill these upcoming positions by combining a four-year technical degree with flight training.
Entering the aviation job market with a degree from Embry-Riddle will ensure you are considered for the top jobs in the industry.
Students not only learn to fly, but they also gain skills in leadership, critical thinking, and research as well as insight into the business aspects of the industry.
The program emphasizes the following skill sets in the education of its pilots:
Leadership ability as demanded by today's leading aviation companies
Decision-making aptitude to accurately and quickly assess situations and manage risk — skills that serve you well not just professionally, but in all aspects of life
Knowledge of effective resource management, human factors, and safety awareness that can be applied to many endeavors
The program includes an FAA-approved ATP-CTP course.
Known as the largest degree program for professional pilots in the world, Embry-Riddle also has the largest civilian flight training fleet in the United States, based on enrollment figures and fleet size.
The academic portion of the curriculum includes aeronautics, aerodynamics, flight physiology including high altitude training, and more.
The Aeronautical Science program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).
About Aeronautical Science at the Daytona Beach Campus, FL Campus
At the Daytona Beach Campus, the B.S. in Aeronautical Science degree program blends flight training with academic study to provide a firm foundation in airlines, corporate and commercial aviation, or military aviation. The curriculum includes FAA certification as a multi-engine, instrument-rated commercial pilot. Our fleet includes Cessna 172s and Diamond DA42s. Students also get to learn about and fly Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
Housed in the Department of Aeronautical Sciencein the College of Aviation, this program helps students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using computer simulations while becoming skilled in mathematics, physics, communication, business, and aeronautics in order to prepare them for a career as a professional pilot.
All students must complete the General Education courses, Aeronautical Science core courses, Flight core courses, and the courses required to complete one specialization.
At the Daytona Beach Campus, students can earn a high-quality, industry-known, four-year degree and their flight ratings simultaneously.
Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus maintains a modern fleet of aircraft and a host of advanced flight simulation devices with advanced visual systems.
The Campus is adjacent to the Daytona Beach International Airport and the NextGen Test Bed and is also close to NASA and Kennedy Space Center.
About Aeronautical Science at the Prescott, AZ Campus
The B.S. in Aeronautical Science degree at the Prescott Campus combines a four-year academic degree with flight training to prepare graduates for a career as a professional pilot. Graduates succeed in airline, corporate, commercial, military, and helicopter operation careers. Both the Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing options for the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science degrees are housed in the Department of Aeronautical Sciencein the College of Aviation.
Embry-Riddle Prescott is one of the very few facilities in the world offering career opportunities for both fixed-wing and helicopter pilots. Our fleet includes Diamond DA42NGs, Cessna 172s, and a Super Decathlon for upset training as well as Robinson helicopters, R-22 and R-44 models, for those who aspire to command rotary-wing aircraft. You can also tailor your degree program to specific career goals by completing one of two main specialties:
Professional Pilot – Fixed Wing Specialty: for students who are interested in careers as airline, corporate or military pilots.
Professional Pilot – Helicopter Specialty: for students whose goal is to fly a rotary-wing aircraft.
About two-thirds of airline pilots will retire in the coming years, and other areas of the aviation industry — such as helicopter and airline dispatch — are undersupplied with qualified applicants. Through an agreement with Universal Helicopters Inc. (UHI), students in the Rotary Wing program receive flight training at the UHI Center of Excellence facility at Prescott’s Love Field Airport.
The program also offers options to enhance specific skills and customize your program through advanced flight training, including upset recovery; flight instructor and instrument flight instructor certificates; and familiarization training as a flight crew member in a jet transport aircraft.
Prescott BSA students attend classes in dynamic, aviation-related labs and facilities.
The Campus maintains a modern fleet of aircraft and a host of advanced flight simulation devices with advanced visual systems.