B.S. in Aerospace and Occupational Safety

The Applied Aviation Sciences Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace and Occupational Safety that is based on the needs of the marketplace. It combines a solid core designed to meet the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) standards and the University’s General Education requirements. With a complete offering of Safety and Health Management, Aviation Forensics and Occupational Safety courses, students will be prepared to work in the aviation industry as well as in non-aerospace industries.

The Aerospace and Occupational Safety degree is designed for students interested in obtaining a strong safety foundation. The goal of the degree is to produce graduates who are prepared to provide safety expertise in a variety of aviation, aerospace, and other occupational settings. This program will produce professionals who are skilled in providing safety management expertise along with technical guidance in compliance issues involving FAA, EPA, OSHA, DOT, and industrial hygiene, and workplace standards.

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace and Occupational Safety requires successful completion of a minimum of 122 credit hours and is normally completed in eight semesters.

Students are required to complete 37 hours of General Education courses, 15 hours of Safety electives, as well as 9 hours of open electives courses. There are several focus areas that allow a student to concentrate in one or more areas of specialization.

Students enrolled in the Air Force, Army, or Naval ROTC programs may substitute AF, MY, or NSC courses for open elective courses.

General Education37
Aerospace and Occupational Safety Core55
Aerospace and Occupational Safety Electives18
Open Electives12
Total Credits122

General Education Requirements

For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Education guidelines, please see the General Education section of this catalog. These minimum requirements are applicable to all degree programs.

Communication Theory and Skills9
Lower-Level Humanities 3
Lower-Level Social Sciences (EC 200)3
Lower-Level Humanities or Social Sciences (PSY 101)3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences3
Computer Science3
Mathematics (MA 111, MA 112)6
Physical and Life Sciences (PS 101, PS 103, PS 104, PS 107 and PS 101L, PS 107L, PS 115L)7
Total Credits37

Aerospace and Occupational Safety Core

UNIV 101College Success1
AS 120Principles of Aeronautical Science3
or BA 317 Organizational Behavior
or BA 324 Aviation Labor Relations
or HF 325 Human Factors and System Safety
or HS 215 Introduction to Industrial Security
BA 201Principles of Management3
MA 222Business Statistics3
SF 201Introduction to Health, Occupational, and Transportation Safety3
SF 205Principles of Accident Investigation3
SF 210Introduction to Aerospace Safety3
SF 315Environmental Compliance and Safety3
SF 316Workers Compensation, Insurance, and Risk Management3
SF 320Human Factors in Aviation Safety3
SF 345Safety Program Management3
SF 355Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology3
SF 365Fire Protection3
SF 410Design of Engineering Hazard Controls3
SF 420Analysis of Observational Data3
SF 445System Safety in Aviation3
SF 455Digital Safety Data Analysis3
SF 462Health, Safety, and Aviation Law3
SF 470Applications of Safety Management Capstone3
Total Credits55
Aerospace and Occupational Safety Electives18
Open Electives12
Total Degree Requirements122

Suggested Program of Study

Students should be aware that several courses in each academic year may have prerequisites and/or corequisites. Please check the course descriptions at the back of this catalog before registering for classes to ensure requisite sequencing.

Year One
UNIV 101 College Success 1
AS 120 Principles of Aeronautical Science 3
Organizational Behavior
Aviation Labor Relations
Human Factors and System Safety
Introduction to Industrial Security
COM 122 English Composition 3
CS 120 Introduction to Computing in Aviation 3
MA 111 College Mathematics for Aviation I 3
MA 112 College Mathematics for Aviation II 3
PS 103 Technical Physics I 3
PS 101L Basic Chemistry Laboratory 1
Biological Science Laboratory
Technical Physics Laboratory
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SF 201 Introduction to Health, Occupational, and Transportation Safety 3
SF 210 Introduction to Aerospace Safety 3
 Credits Subtotal29.0
Year Two
BA 201 Principles of Management 3
COM 219 Speech 3
PS 101 Basic Chemistry 3
Technical Physics II
Elements of Biological Science
EC 200 An Economic Survey 3
SF 205 Principles of Accident Investigation 3
SF 315 Environmental Compliance and Safety 3
SF 455 Digital Safety Data Analysis 3
HU 14x Lower Level Humanities 3
Aerospace and Occupational Safety Elective 6
Open Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal33.0
Year Three
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
MA 222 Business Statistics 3
SF 316 Workers Compensation, Insurance, and Risk Management 3
SF 320 Human Factors in Aviation Safety 3
SF 345 Safety Program Management 3
SF 355 Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology 3
SF 365 Fire Protection 3
Aerospace and Occupational Safety Elective 6
Open Electives 3
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Four
SF 410 Design of Engineering Hazard Controls 3
SF 420 Analysis of Observational Data 3
SF 445 System Safety in Aviation 3
SF 462 Health, Safety, and Aviation Law 3
SF 470 Applications of Safety Management Capstone 3
Aerospace and Occupational Safety Elective 6
HU/SS Upper-Level Elective * 3
Open Electives 6
 Credits Subtotal30.0
 Credits Total: 122.0

The recommended elective is HU 330 Values and Ethics.