College of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences

Offering a wealth of learning opportunities to choose from, the five departments that make up the College of Arts and Sciences truly put the “universe” in “university.” This is where you’ll learn to harness the mental, physical, and spiritual elements necessary to succeed in all areas of life, from professional to personal and beyond. If you’re ready to reach your potential and soar to new heights, the College of Arts and Sciences is the place for you.


Meet the Dean

Dr. Archie Dickey Dr. Archie Dickey

He has published nearly 100 reports and articles on environmental issues and provides expert commentary to the national media in cases like the U.S. Air Flight 1549 bird strike encounter in January 2009. He is president of Biozone, Inc., an environmental and ecological consulting company.

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Bachelor's Degrees


Bachelor of Science in Astronomy

The Bachelor of Science in Astronomy (BSA) 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.

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Aviation Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration

Aviation Business Administration students are provided with an exceptional foundation for pursuing exciting careers in aviation, aerospace, and related industries. Students enjoy interaction with innovative faculty and dedicated industry partners representing airports, airlines, air cargo, aerospace, and business aviation.

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Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Business Administration students gain valuable knowledge and skills essential to successful entry into many business fields that require polished capabilities in management, accounting and finance. Classroom emphasis is placed on increasing effective communications, improving quantitative skills, employing socially responsible business practices, applying critical thinking skills, regularly participating in team-based activities, and working with actual clients in selected classes. 

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Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination

Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination

The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination program prepares students for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam and certification. This program concentrates studies in accounting and incorporates both criminal investigative skills and various areas of accounting, including financial, managerial, information systems, governmental, auditing, tax accounting, along with psychology.

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Forensic Biology

Bachelor of Science in Forensic Biology

Two brand new state-of-the-art laboratories, the Forensic Lab and Biology Lab, will provide vast opportunities for active learning and experience with professional-grade equipment. All of the biology and chemistry courses have accompanying hands-on laboratory components. Activities include evidence collection, crime scene investigation, tissue sampling and analysis, and will include a heavy emphasis on DNA techniques.

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Forensic Psychology

Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology will expand the knowledge of human behavior and mental processes as it applies to the civil, legal, and criminal environments.  Students will gain a thorough understanding of the basic approaches to behavioral and cognitive science, the U.S. legal system, the role of social, cultural, and organizational contexts in human behavior and attitude, and how these tools can be used to understand, evaluate, and predict human behavior in a variety of situations.

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Global Business

Bachelor of Science in Global Business

Global Business students prepare for extraordinary international careers in business and government. Students gain valuable business skills, strategies, and multicultural awareness required for success in emerging global markets. International cultures are explored with a regionalized focus on the Middle East, Asia, and South America.

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Industrial Psychology & Safety

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology & Safety

Safety is a major concern in the workplace and so is the need to understand employee behavior. This program will help you recognize why employees make certain decisions in the workplace, how to help them be more safe, and explore systems that can compensate for human behavior. The Industrial Psychology and Safety program will provide you a unique blend of both theory and practice, focused on understanding human behavior, with the skills and knowledge for a career in human resources, aviation, or occupational safety or organizational training.

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Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

The Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS) program combines the strengths of Embry-Riddle's respected position in the aviation and aerospace industry with the freedom to adapt to the changing future of the job market. It allows you to have the stature of an ERAU education in a degree program you design to match your interests and aspirations.

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Simulation Science, Games, and Animation

Bachelor of Science in Simulations Science, Gaming and Animation

The Bachelor of Science in Simulations Science, Gaming and Animation degree prepares students to design and build virtual worlds using mathematical algorithms and technologies underlying aviation simulators, computer aided design (CAD) systems, computer animation software, streaming video networks and computer games.

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Space Physics

Bachelor of Science in Space Physics

The Space Physics (BSSP) degree program emphasizes astrophysics, astroparticle physics, exotic propulsion, and general relativity.  The theme of this program is the study of forces, space and time at their most fundamental level and exploring problems of current interest in space physics.  Specialty courses include Astrophysics, Exotic Propulsion, Particle Physics, and General Relativity.

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Wildlife Science

Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Science

The Prescott Campus offers the only undergraduate Environmental Science degree in North America with an aviation and aerospace focus. The Wildlife Science (BSWS) program at Prescott is designed to give graduates the knowledge and technical skills needed to confront the wildlife issue that affect airport and flight safety.

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Master's Degree

Safety Science

Master of Science in Safety Science

Safety is a critical part of aviation, manufacturing, and industrial design. The Master of Science in Safety Science (MSSS) degree program qualifies you for specialized positions in a rapidly growing, highly paid, and exciting field and provides job placement assistance upon graduation.

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