Department of Applied Aviation Sciences

Opportunities in the aviation industry extend far beyond a seat on the flight deck, and the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus offers the academic and practical knowledge to help you launch a rewarding career. Our degree programs feature small class sizes, leading-edge facilities and expert faculty to help chart your course to success.

What is Applied Science?

Applied science is employing the scientific method to reach conclusions, then using those conclusions to achieve practical goals. The Department of Applied Aviation Sciences offers programs that teach you how key scientific skills can open the door to aviation and aerospace careers.

Which career field is an Applied Science?

Earning an Applied Science degree from Embry-Riddle can help you toward a career in safety, management, training and operations, or as an air traffic controller, meteorologist or a career in the rapidly expanding field of unmanned aircraft systems.

Our experienced faculty members use state-of-the-art, computer-equipped classrooms and innovative, hands-on programs to give you the foundation you need for success.

What are Applied Science degrees at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus?

The Department of Applied Aviation Sciences at the Prescott Campus offers four programs created specifically to meet the growing demand for trained aviation industry professionals. Depending on what aspect of aviation interests you most, you can choose to pursue the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics: Helping to advance careers by offering credit for those with prior industry experience, this program also provides students new to aviation a chance to build the knowledge and practical skills that today’s employers are seeking.
  • Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management: This degree puts success squarely on the radar by preparing you to enter the FAA Academy or start work as an entry-level air traffic controller, a profession that is projected to have 14,000 new jobs open by 2030.
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Meteorology: Things are always looking up for those trained in the vital science of weather forecasting. With hands-on experience and the latest technology, this program prepares you for the full range of career opportunities in this expanding field.
  • Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems: With sky-high growth projected to continue throughout the decade and beyond, our unique program gives you the comprehensive skills needed to become a leader in any area of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems industry.
Department of Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Prescott

Labs & Facilities

Learn about the state-of-the-art labs and facilities available to ERAU students in the Applied Aviation Sciences Department.

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Research projects for the Department of Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Prescott

Latest Research Projects

Learn about advances being developed in applied aviation sciences by Embry-Riddle professors and students.

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Contact Us

3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301