College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts & Science Faculty Dr. Archie Dickie talks with group of students

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.

For the 13th consecutive year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Club dominated the PBL Arizona Leadership Competition, held April 12-13 at the Embry-Riddle Prescott campus.
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An Embry-Riddle undergraduate has tested field research methods that demonstrate a cheaper, more efficient and less invasive way of identifying and assessing wildlife communities. The research, conducted by student Courtney Turner-Rathbone, originated at Embry-Riddle’s campus in Prescott, Ariz. The project involved drawing water samples out of the Verde River in Arizona’s central highlands and analyzing the DNA present in those samples using sophisticated sequencing methods. It represents the first research to come out of a collaboration between Embry-Riddle’s new Forensic Biology and Wildlife Science programs.
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Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Kathleen B. Lustyk

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With a Ph.D. in Physiological Psychology with a specialization in Endocrinology from the University of Washington, Dr. Lustyk has had a long history of investigating the female stress response and its interrelationships with health, behavior, and quality of life.

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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Bachelor of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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/Organizational Psychology 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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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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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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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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