The Aeronautics degree is designed specifically for students who work, have worked, or desire to work in aviation-related careers. If you are a student with existing aviation knowledge or skill, Embry-Riddle’s aeronautics degree acknowledges your valuable acquired experience by awarding prior-learning credit. The Aeronautics degree then continues to build on those skills and knowledge.
The Aeronautics degree program also provides an opportunity for students new to aviation to acquire specific knowledge through aviation-related coursework. This combination of aviation learning; aviation courses; along with courses in business, computer science, economics, humanities, communications, social sciences, mathematics, and physical sciences, professional development electives and a minor, will prepare you for an aeronautics job or career in the aviation-related field related to aeronautics.
The Aviation Area of Concentration is the degree component in which students can select courses from various aviation-related fields. In addition, the AOC portion of the degree is where credit for prior aviation learning is applied.
Forty credit hours are needed to satisfy the requirements of this portion of the Aeronautics degree. All or part of the credit needed for this degree requirement may be awarded based on prior aviation training or experience.
To complete the AOC, in addition to any prior learning credit, students may select from courses in Aeronautical Science, Flight, Air Traffic Management, Safety (aviation-related), or Applied Meteorology (aviation-related).
The Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics requires successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours (typically 8 semesters). A minimum of 40 credit hours must be upper-level. The curriculum to be followed by each student will vary depending on any AOC prior learning or transfer credits granted.
|Aviation Area of Concentration|
|Students must complete 40 credits of advanced standing and/or non-duplicating credit from AMS/AMT/ AS/AT/CEA/FA/FH/HS/SF/SIM/SP/WX courses.||40|
|Private Pilot Operations|
and Private Pilot Operations Lab
or AS 120
|Principles of Aeronautical Science|
or AS 142
|Private Helicopter Operations|
|Operational Applications in Aeronautical Science|
or AS 480
|Applied Aviation Research Methods|
|COM||Communication Theory and Skills *||9|
|CS/IT||Computer Science Elective||3|
|HU||Lower-Level Humanities Elective||3|
|SS||Lower-Level Social Sciences Elective (PSY 101 and/or Lower-Level SS)||6|
|HU/SS||Upper-Level HU or SS Elective||3|
|MA 140||College Algebra (or higher-level math)||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|College Mathematics for Aviation II|
|PS/WX||Physical, Life, and Weather Sciences Elective (One course must include a laboratory)||7|
|UNIV 101||College Success||1|
|BA 201||Principles of Management||3|
|or BA 210||Financial Accounting|
|or EC 211||Macroeconomics|
|Professional Development Electives|
|Complete 21 credits of upper-division (300-400) courses in AMS/AS/AT/BA/EC/IT/SF/SIS/WX.||21|
Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Humanities, and Social Sciences may be chosen from those listed below, assuming prerequisite requirements are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified in the Aeronautics vertical outline. Other courses may also be used with permission of the undergraduate program coordinator.
|Communication Theory and Skills|
|COM 122||English Composition||3|
|COM 221||Technical Report Writing||3|
|or COM 222||Business Communication|
|Any HU 14X series|
Dependent on the amount of upper-level Aviation Area of Concentration credit applied, some of the open or Communications/Humanities/Social Sciences electives in the B.S. degree may have to be 300-400 level courses to satisfy the graduation requirement of 40 credits of upper-level courses.
Students need to ascertain Mathematics and Physical Sciences pre/corequisites that are required for other courses. For example, PS 113/PS 114 and MA 112 are required for many upper-division AS and WX courses.Top
M.S. in Aeronautical Science
The Aeronautical Science degree program blends flight training with rigorous academic study in a unique manner that provides a strong foundation for a career as a leader in the aviation industry, including airlines, corporate and commercial aviation, or the military.
B.S. in Air Traffic Management
The Air Traffic Management (ATM) program is a degree designed for students whose goal is to become an air traffic controller or employment in a related industry.