Your interest spans galaxies. You have always looked skyward and been curious about the vastness of the cosmos. When you observe the night sky, you are forever in awe at the beauty and wonder before you.
Now is your chance to take your interest into another dimension. At Embry-Riddle, you can explore astrophysics and quantum mechanics to unlock more secrets of the universe.
Bachelor of Science in Astronomy
Take advantage of Prescott’s high altitude and clear skies. When you pursue your Astronomy degree at the Prescott Campus, you’ll also get the chance to learn at the Campus Observatory Complex, Cosmic Ray Laboratory, and Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).
Bachelor of Science in Astronomy & Astrophysics
ERAU’s Daytona Beach campus is a member of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) and has been appointed the consortium's lead administrative institution by its Board of Directors.
The campus is home to an observatory boasting Florida’s largest university-owned telescope, which is 1 meter in diameter. Equipped with high-efficiency detectors, this telescope collects enough light to enable excellent visibility.
Being one of only a few small private institutions with an Astronomy program, ERAU offers students plenty of advantages that include faculty ties to major resources, such as the Hubble Space Telescope, and major research programs sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation.
At ERAU, you will work with world-class scientists starting on your very first day of class. You will participate in student-directed, hands-on astronomical projects throughout the course of your study.
Immerse yourself in the program by joining the campus chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) or the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Many ERAU students have presented their research findings at national conferences and meetings.
The current placement rate for Embry-Riddle graduates who have earned their degree in Astronomy is 99 percent, which includes those who continue their education to pursue advanced degrees. Some careers are open for those who have earned their bachelor’s degree. For those who earn advanced degrees, there are additional career opportunities, most notably in pure research and teaching.
Astronomy and Astronomy & Astrophysics graduates are in-demand candidates for careers in the following professions and with the following industry leaders: