students in the applied biology lab

In the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) our vision is to turn out well-rounded, self-reliant, independent and critical thinking quality graduates that will positively influence the community, country and globe.

In commitment to that vision, our mission is to graduate students that are profession ready. We focus on student success by offering high-level access to faculty mentoring, innovative as well as classic teaching methods and transformational learning opportunities that empower students to achieve high goals.

These experiences and opportunities fortify our values, which include the acquisition of knowledge, open communication, diversity, inclusion, cutting-edge research, a passion for teaching and life balance.

Our faculty engage in professional consultation and/or scholarly activities that informs their teaching, their discipline and enhances the learning opportunities for our students.

A team of Embry-Riddle students developed an app for pilots in Arizona to check into any of the 60-plus airports in the state
Dr. Andri Gretarsson, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University associate professor of Physics, recently won a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop equipment to better detect gravitational waves.

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Zafer Hatahet

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Zafer Hatahet, Ph.D.

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

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Bachelor's Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology

The BS in Applied Biology will provide students with foundational knowledge across the biological sciences, while also allowing them freedom to design their upper-level coursework to suit their particular interests in a diversity of career paths such as health science, ecology, wildlife science along with a minor in unmanned aerial systems, human factors psychology, or forensic biology.

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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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The Bachelor of Science in Data Science 

The Bachelor of Science in Data Science offers students a unique educational experience of pairing the data science skillset with depth of knowledge in one of our many specialized domains, collaborating side-by-side with faculty. All courses will be project-based and structured around acquiring skills to answer questions about the real world. The cross-application to industry, government, and research settings is immediate. 

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Bachelor of Science of 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 and Supply Chain Management

Global Business and Supply Chain Management 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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