You have always been intrigued by space exploration and innovation. You may have read science fiction or about the early days of manned spaceflight. You remain in awe of the future of man in space. Perhaps you aspire to be among those who will experience suborbital flights provided by commercial companies.
Imagine the challenges you could face every day if your career were dedicated to launching a brand-new facet of space exploration and travel. Amazingly, there is a degree to match your ambitions.
Embry-Riddle offers the world’s first Commercial Space Operations degree program. Linking the commercial space industry and regulatory agencies with ERAU’s well-established aviation and aerospace connections, this program teaches students to solve such challenges as airspace traffic coordination, launch operations, and training and certification requirements.
It is impossible to comprehensively list the areas this degree examines. Topics continue to emerge, but Embry-Riddle faculty and students keep focused on daily developments. Become a pioneer in a nascent industry.
Bachelor of Science in Commercial Space Operations
When you study at our Daytona Beach Campus, not only will you be connected to a wide network of aerospace professionals and ERAU alumni, you’ll be just 50 miles from Kennedy Space Center. Launches from the Space Coast of Florida can be seen from campus, but many students will drive down the coast to be even closer to the sights and sounds of history.
Be part of the world’s first commercial space operations degree program. An innovator in aerospace and aviation education, ERAU is backed with expertise and committed to teaching an interdisciplinary curriculum that aligns with global space industry demands.
ERAU collaborates with the Space Generation Advisory Council to promote space activities and strengthen the space workforce through education and career development.
Students in this innovative program can specialize in either Space Policy and Operations or Operations Science and Technology, both of which will prepare your space career for an upward trajectory.
ERAU’s Commercial Space Operations program is designed to prepare students for work in the commercial spaceflight industry. Graduates will be skilled in areas of space policy, operations, regulation and certification, as well as spaceflight safety, space program training, management, and planning.
Commercial Space Operations graduates are in-demand candidates for careers in the following professions and with the following industry leaders:
A current student in ERAU’s Commercial Space Operations program, Patrick Petsche plans for a career with the Air Force or Navy as a pilot, followed by a second career with a commercial space business like SpaceX. He is involved in the Embry-Riddle Equestrian Club and he enjoys riding and taking care of the horses during his time away from academics.
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