Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Bachelor Degrees

The following list includes all Embry-Riddle bachelor degree programs and the locations where they are offered. Links to campus-specific programs are to the right of each degree summary.

Aeronautical Science
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL Prescott, AZ
Aeronautical Science, the professional pilot program at Embry-Riddle, offers the most advanced flight training curriculum of any university in the world. Combining in-flight training with rigorous academic study, Embry-Riddle's aeronautical science degree program, which features extensive work in the most sophisticated aircraft and simulators anywhere, prepares the graduate for a career as an airline, military, or corporate pilot. Even if you are considering a career as an astronaut, Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle is the best place to start.
Aeronautics
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL Prescott, AZ
The Aeronautics degree was conceived and developed specifically for people who work or have worked in aviation careers. The curriculum was designed to build upon the aviation knowledge and skill students bring with them from their training and experience. The combination of a student's aviation learning and the required and elective courses in Aeronautical Science, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Communication, Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, along with professional development, prepare graduates for career growth and increased responsibility.
AS/BS in Aeronautics
OFFERED AT: Worldwide & Online
In the Aeronautics program, students can earn more than a quarter of the required semester hours from prior life experience and receive a bachelor degree in as few as three years. The curriculum includes courses of study that complement and build on all types of aviation backgrounds. If you have experience as a pilot, air traffic controller, or aviation maintenance specialist, this is the program for you.
Aerospace Engineering
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL Prescott, AZ
The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the premier undergraduate aerospace program in the nation. The graduates of this selective program are sought after by the aerospace and aviation industry-an industry that contributes $1.5 trillion annually to the US economy. During their freshman year, students must demonstrate exceptional performance by achieving a high GPA in certain foundational course to remain in the discipline. The department offers a wide array of courses in aeronautics, airplane and space vehicle design, structures, and propulsion. Students can select an option to focus in aeronautics, astronautics, or aerospace propulsion.
Aerospace and Occupational Safety
(formerly Safety Science)
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL
As a student in this cutting-edge science, you'll examine issues relating to health, hygiene, safety compliance, workplace standards and the environment. As a graduate, you'll be poised to assume positions in industry, government and research.
Air Traffic Management
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL Prescott, AZ
System changes that will introduce new methods for managing the world's aviation arteries are in the research phase. As a student in this program you will find yourself on the cutting edge of these new developments while being trained in state-of-the-art facilities. You will study with faculty who have actual ATM experience. As a graduate, you'll enjoy an advantage, having emerged from one of only a handful of training schools under the FAA Collegiate Training Initiative. And, you'll be surprised by the earning potential in this field.
Applied Meteorology
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL Prescott, AZ
Working toward a degree in this area, you will study and simulate atmospheric and climatological conditions for the purpose of predicting and interpreting weather. Graduates will be qualified for jobs in aviation and aerospace, radio and television, and business and government operations.
Astronomy
OFFERED AT: Prescott, AZ
The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy program gives students the tools and the knowledge they need to reach for the stars and to reach their potential. Taking advantage of the clear skies and high altitude of Prescott, this degree program will help you to discover the mysteries of the cosmos.
AS/BS in Aviation Business Administration
OFFERED AT: Worldwide & Online
The Aviation Business Administration program is designed to prepare students for key staff, operational, and executive positions in the various segments of civilian and military aviation or the business community. The associate degree requires 60 credit hours; students who choose this option can pursue entry-level jobs or continue their studies to earn the bachelor degree (120 credit hours).
Aviation Business Administration
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL Prescott, AZ
The general education block of courses in the Business Administration program is designed to give graduates a well-rounded background essential to their success in the business world. You may select concentrations in Aviation Management, Airport Management, Airline Management, International Air Transport Management, Flight Operations, or General Management.
AS/BS in Aviation Maintenance
OFFERED AT: Worldwide & Online
Our program encompasses the critical first step in your career, attaining the Airframe & Powerplant Maintenance Certificate -- and exposes you to the entire realm of principles that go into successful management. These include aviation labor relations, operations and productions, logistics, and finance. If you've already obtained the certificate, you'll take your education to the next level with a comprehensive business foundation that complements the FAA certification.
AS/BS in Aviation Maintenance Science
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL
Demand for the aircraft maintenance professional has never been stronger and the horizon continues to be very bright with opportunities. The Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certification is a fundamental part of the degree plans for both the Associate of Science (AS) and the Bachelor of Science (BS) programs. The A&P portion of the degree plan is a sixteen month program after which students may continue their studies toward the AS or BS degree. Students that have acquired the FAA A&P certificate prior to attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will receive credit toward the Aviation Maintenance Science degree. The Associates degree in Aviation Maintenance Science is composed of 66 credit hours, 48 of these for the Airframe and Powerplant technical coursework and 18 for the general education coursework. The Bachelors degree in Aviation Maintenance Science is composed of 120 to 138 credit hours, depending on the Area of Concentration taken and the options chosen. Areas of Concentration include Maintenance Management, Aerospace Electronics, or Flight.
Aviation Security
OFFERED AT: Worldwide & Online
This program is designed to meet the needs of the aviation and aerospace industry, as well as the security profession as a whole. Students will be introduced to both the science and practical application of aviation security, with courses of study in airport/airline security, aviation legislation, airport management, and national security and intelligence.
Business Administration
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL
Designed for students interested in gaining a strong business foundation with emphasis on specific aviation applications, the degree requires students to select a major in either Management or Air Transportation.
Civil Engineering
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL
The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program at Embry-Riddle is uniquely positioned to develop civil engineers with the tools to make an impact in tomorrow’s world. Students have the ability to develop a personal program of study, including timely topics such as: energy conservation and green engineering, advanced materials application in civil engineering, extra terrestrial habitation design, hurricane and wind engineering, and airport design and aviation network development.
Commercial Space Operations
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL
The Bachelor of Science in Commercial Space Operations (CSO) degree is offered through the College of Aviation, Department of Applied Aviation Sciences. This degree is one of the newest and most innovative in the non-engineering fields of the aerospace industry. The program will provide commercial space industry companies and regulators with skilled graduates in areas specific to commercial and private space flight operations.
Communication
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL
With a curriculum tailored toward the aviation/aerospace industry, the communication program at Embry-Riddle is unique. Not only will you learn the editing, design, and linguistic skills common to all communication professionals, you will also master specific genres such as feature writing and crisis communication. Our graduates are poised to assume roles in the areas of public relations and reporting and information management, with skills specially suited to the dynamic field of aviation and aerospace.
Computational Mathematics
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL
The study and implementation of computational mathematics has revolutionized various research fields and is one of the most significant achievements of the computer age. Weather forecasting, engineering, business and finance, science, and medicine all employ computer modeling to visualize and simulate complex problems in order to anticipate future activity and advance organizational goals. Embry-Riddle's bachelor of science in computational mathematics emphasizes applied mathematics, computing tools and science applications to prepare you for success in this lucrative and growing field.
Computer Engineering
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL Prescott, AZ
In some computer engineering programs, the student designs only a semblance of a real-world device or does so only "on paper" or, perhaps, in a senior-design class, but in our Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, design and build are hands-on from day one. Working both individually and in teams, students have the opportunity not only to learn about embedded computer systems, but also to develop those systems and learn from that process throughout the curriculum.
Computer Science
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science provides a blend of theory and applications that prepares students for a variety of computer science and software engineering positions in industry or government, while laying the foundation for graduate study in computer science or software engineering. The program allows students to apply knowledge and skills in computer science and software engineering acquired in the program to a number of Areas of Concentration, including Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Homeland Security, and Human Factors.
Cyber Intelligence and Security
OFFERED AT: Prescott, AZ
As our world becomes more dependent on technology, the potential threat from those who wish to abuse it grows. The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Intelligence and Security program will prepare you to deal with these future threats. Learn to protect yourself and others with the valuable knowledge and skills you will gain through this comprehensive degree program.
Electrical Engineering
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL Prescott, AZ
Electrical Engineering lies at the foundation of modern technology, with electronic devices enabling everything from digital computers to satellite navigation. The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree prepares students to hit the ground running when they start their professional lives. Whether a program graduate begins a career in the avionics (aerospace electronics) area, in aerospace systems, or in some other aspect of electrical engineering, they start with knowledge of industry practices that give them a leg up relative to their peers at other schools.
AS in Engineering
OFFERED AT: Worldwide
Coming August 2014.
Engineering Physics
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL
Spacecraft engineering and space physics constitute the theme of this engineering program and are the focus in junior- and senior-level courses and the capstone space systems design project. Opportunities exist for students to actively participate in the department's research activities in space systems engineering and space science. Because of the strong emphasis on fundamentals, the EP program provides an excellent stepping stone into the space program. Most of our graduates pursue careers in space-related professions as space systems engineers or space scientists. Also offered as an accelerated BS/MS program.
Fire Science
OFFERED AT: Worldwide & Online
This degree provides students with the theoretical foundations for leadership and administration of fire service organizations. The curriculum includes the principles, theory, and practices associated with today's fire service professionals.
Forensic Biology (Pending approval by SACSCOC)
OFFERED AT: Prescott, AZ
The Forensic Biology program combines the disciplines of biology, chemistry, and law to give students the basic laboratory skills and theoretical background required of investigators and leading professionals in forensic science laboratories, law enforcement, pre-medical fields, research areas, and legal contexts. Students will receive extensive hands-on laboratory experience in our cutting edge forensic and biology labs.
Global Business
OFFERED AT: Prescott, AZ
The Bachelor of Science in Global Business (BSGB) degree caters to students who desire to have a global perspective on cultures, business, challenges and solutions. The program is based on an analytical approach, which compares and contrasts variables practical solutions and global problems related to aviation, transportation, trade, public policy, technology, resources, energy, the environment, and other pertinent topics in the International community.
Global Security and Intelligence Studies
OFFERED AT: Prescott, AZ
The Global Security and Intelligence Studies program develops the problem-solving and critical-thinking skills needed for dealing with these important global issues: terrorism, information warfare, transportation security, illicit trafficking networks, corporate security, population dislocations, natural disasters, widespread epidemics, international crime, and homeland security. The comprehensive curriculum covers technical, political, and economic security concerns, as well as international criminal justice systems and law enforcement.
Homeland Security
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL
The Homeland Security (HS) program is designed to provide the professional experience, critical thinking and analytical skills necessary to successfully begin a career in a wide variety of professions related to the security or defense of the US. The homeland security program allows students to be active participants in a dynamic learning environment. The core curriculum offers in depth education in law and policy, strategic planning, critical infrastructure protection and risk analysis, emergency management, business continuity and pandemic planning, terrorism, asymmetric warfare and intelligence analysis, environmental security, transportation security and industrial security. In addition, students have the ability to add marketable skills and valuable breadth with either two additional minors or a second major.
Human Factors Psychology
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL
The Bachelor of Science degree in Human Factors Psychology emphasizes human behavior, ergonomics, and human capabilities. The program seeks to develop a student with the capacity to design, conduct, and apply human factors research to the design of simple and complex systems. The goal of the program is to educate and graduate professionals who are equipped for employment as human factors specialists or to continue their education in graduate school.
Industrial Psychology and Safety
OFFERED AT: Prescott, AZ
As a student in this cutting-edge science, you'll examine issues relating to health, hygiene, safety compliance, workplace standards and the environment. As a graduate, you'll be poised to assume positions in industry, government and research.
Interdisciplinary Studies
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL Prescott, AZ
The Interdisciplinary Studies program provides the raw materials to design your future as an innovator and a leader. Start with core courses in the humanities, geography, international studies, philosophy, ethics, and psychology. Then select and combine three minors from the classes offered in our other degree programs. Choices include air traffic control, business administration, aviation safety, weather, computer applications, computer-integrated manufacturing, computer science, environmental studies, flight, human factors, humanities, logistics, mathematics, communications, psychology, secondary education, and space studies.
Mechanical Engineering
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL Prescott, AZ
Mechanical engineering is the broadest of the engineering professions. Because of this breadth, mechanical engineers work in almost every technical area and are employed in a wide variety of industries and organizations. Mechanical engineering is also among the most enduring professional careers, offering stable job opportunities during difficult economic periods. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program at Embry-Riddle provides a strong foundation in all of the fundamental areas of Mechanical Engineering. In addition, the program has focused tracks of study in areas of rapid employment growth, including high-performance vehicles, robotics, and clean energy systems.
Software Engineering
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL Prescott, AZ
The Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering degree prepares students for an entry-level software engineering position in a variety of industries ranging from aerospace to video game development. Because of the inclusion of real-world hands-on projects, such as flight control of an autonomous aircraft, or power control in a hybrid automobile, the program gives students a chance to develop the knowledge, skills, and ways of thinking required to design and implement large software systems.
Space Physics
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL Prescott, AZ
The Bachelor of Science in Space Physics is an applied physics program designed to prepare graduates to work in space- and aerospace-related industries. Students will explore the fundamental forces of nature through experimental investigation of atomic, nuclear, and elementary particle systems. They will study the "micro" and "macro" universe through the use of high-precision detectors.
AS/BS in Technical Management
OFFERED AT: Worldwide & Online
The Bachelor of Science in Technical Management curriculum was developed to give students the skills to marshal the resources of any organization toward its goals. Students will learn to organize, plan, staff, and coordinate physical assets as well as personnel. Students learn to apply management skills to their technical specialty and have the opportunity to focus in one of the five areas of specialization: Engineering Sciences, Logistics, Management Information Systems, Occupational Safety & Health, or Project Management.
Transportation
OFFERED AT: Worldwide & Online
The Bachelor of Science in Transportation is designed for individuals seeking a rewarding career in the fast-paced transportation field. Research indicates a significant and growing demand for professionals in this field, with outstanding opportunities in the business, commercial, and military sectors. With the advanced knowledge and skill set developed through the program, you will distinguish yourself as an outstanding candidate for these positions.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science
OFFERED AT: Daytona Beach, FL
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Science degree will provide the necessary expertise for graduates to seek employment as pilots/operators, observers, sensor operators and operations administrators of unmanned aircraft systems. This degree will provide background in several UAS applications areas, including hazardous operations, surveillance and data collection, secure operations, long duration operations, highly-repetitive operations and autonomous operations.
Wildlife Science
OFFERED AT: Prescott, AZ
The Wildlife Science program gives students the knowledge and technical skills needed to tackle the environmental and safety problems found in the aviation and aerospace industry. The WS degree features two areas of concentration: applied environmental science and environmental management. Graduates of this unique environmental degree program will guide industry clients in becoming environmentally aware and compliant and advise businesses and local government agencies on crucial environmental issues.