You dream of being a pilot, and now you’re ready for your dream to take flight. Embark on a new path toward working for an airline, in corporate or general aviation, or in the military.
Embry-Riddle will teach you all of the core flight fundamentals you need to be a pilot and the essential leadership skills to be a captain.
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science
The Daytona Beach Campus is adjacent to Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), which provides on-campus access to the Flight Line for our impressive fleet of aircraft. The College of Aviation features laboratories that simulate all elements of an air transportation system.
If you choose to, you can start flying right away at ERAU. Our fleet includes Diamond DA42s, Cessna 172s, Piper Arrows, and a Super Decathlon for upset training. With pleasant weather year-round, both our Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses provide optimum flight conditions. The Prescott campus also offers Robinson helicopters, R-22 and R-44 models, for those who aspire to command rotary-wing aircraft.
When you’ve completed your ratings, including the flight instructor licenses, you will have the opportunity to build flight hours as an upperclassman flight instructor, possibly working for Embry-Riddle.
Doing so will put you on a faster track toward earning your Restricted Air Transport Pilot (R-ATP) license. To further your opportunities in aviation, you can also earn your FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certification.
The Aeronautical Science program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).
Supported by an active Industrial Advisory Board, the College of Aviation connects you to a network of major and regional air carriers and corporate aviation companies throughout the United States. In fact, about 20 percent of pilots employed by U.S. airlines have studied at ERAU.
Aeronautical Science graduates are in-demand candidates for careers in the following professions and with the following industry leaders:
Lauren Clarke completed both her B.S. in Aeronautical Science and A.S. in Aviation Maintenance Science with Airframe and Powerplant certifications. The summer after she graduated, Clarke was offered a job at Airtec while she was completing her internship as a mechanic with Cape Air in Hyannis, MA.
Jessica Panzer graduated from ERAU with her B.S. in Aeronautical Science and then became a flight instructor. She went on to fly corporate and charter flights in a King Air 350 for ACM Aviation in San Jose, CA, and became an aerobatic pilot for Stars of Tomorrow and TeamUSAero.