Boeing forecasts 558,000 new pilot jobs worldwide by the year 2034. Along with the increased pilot hiring, the company anticipates a need for 609,000 maintenance technicians.
The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics (BSA) degree is designed specifically for students who work, have worked, or desire to work in aviation-related careers. For students with existing aviation-related knowledge and skills, this degree acknowledges a student's valuable acquired experience through the award of advanced standing prior-learning credit. The curriculum then builds on those skills and knowledge. The program also provides an opportunity for those students new to aviation to acquire aviation-specific knowledge through aviation-related coursework.
The aviation industry knows about and respects Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and our graduates, whether for positions as pilots, air traffic management, meteorology, safety, business, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment categories in support of air transportation are expected to grow by 25 percent through 2022.
Students pursue a variety of co-ops and internships with airline, aviation, and air transportation companies focused on safety, training, operations, dispatch, and transportation.
Embry-Riddle is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Aeronautics students can minor in a range of specialties, depending on their campus affiliation, like Unmanned Aircraft System, Aviation Maintenance, and Air traffic Control. See our list of Minors according to campus.
About Aeronautics at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus
This Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree program at the Daytona Beach Campus combines a student’s aviation work experience with aviation courses and general and professional development courses. This degree is housed in the Department of Aeronautical Science in the Daytona Beach Campus College of Aviation.
Students can simultaneously earn a high-quality, industry-recognized, four-year degree and their flight ratings.
The degree program with a flight minor is approved for the Restricted Airline Transport Pilot certificate program. The FAA-approved ATP-CTP course is available to Aeronautics students.
To complete the Area of Concentration (AOC), in addition to any prior learning credit, students may select from courses in Aeronautical Science, Air Traffic Management, Applied Meteorology (aviation-related), Aviation Maintenance Science, Commercial Space Operations, Cooperative Education, Flight, Homeland Security, Safety (aviation-related), Simulation, Space Studies, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science.
Attend classes in dynamic, aviation-related labs and facilities.
The 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 is close to NASA and Kennedy Space Center.
Students are eligible to participate in study abroad programs.
About Aeronautics at the Prescott, AZ Campus
This Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics program at the Prescott Campus is a combination of a student’s learning and experience with aviation-related careers, whether in fixed-wing, rotary-wing, air traffic control, or other areas of aviation. The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree is housed in the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences in the Prescott Campus College of Aviation. To complete the Area of Concentration (AOC), in addition to any prior learning credit, students may select from courses in Aeronautical Science, Flight, Air Traffic Management, Safety (aviation-related), or Applied Meteorology (aviation-related).
At the Prescott Campus, students can earn a high-quality, industry-known, four-year degree and their flight ratings simultaneously.
The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree program with a flight minor is approved for the Restricted Airline Transport Pilot certificate program. The FAA-approved ATP-CTP course is available to BSA students.
Prescott Aeronautics 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.
Any student is welcome and encouraged to participate in the research of their choice and present their project at A3IRCon sponsored by Embry-Riddle.
About Aeronautics at the Worldwide & Online Campus
The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics is a multidisciplinary online or on-campus degree program that combines previous work experience with courses of study in human factors, security, aviation safety, occupational safety and health, air traffic control, aircraft maintenance, and aeronautical science. The Aeronautics program at Embry-Riddle Worldwide is housed in the College of Aeronautics' Undergraduate Studies department.
Electives allow students to tailor degrees to particular interests and career goals and are closely mapped to the career needs of the student and the demands of the industries they serve.
Students can earn more than a quarter of the required semester hours from the prior learning experience and receive their bachelor’s degree in as few as three years.
At the Worldwide & Online Campus, you can structure your education around your lifestyle, taking classes where you want and when you want.
For students who choose to pursue their master’s degree, a 4+1 degree option is available.
Students can strengthen their aviation knowledge, credentials, and experience base by adding several minor courses of study.
Graduates from the Worldwide Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics are not eligible to apply for a restricted privileges airline transport pilot (ATP) certificate.