B.S. in Air Traffic Management

The Applied Aviation Sciences Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Air Traffic Management (ATM). This degree is designed to provide a comprehensive education to prepare graduates for productive careers and responsible citizenship in the field of air traffic management. The degree provides global leadership in the field of air traffic management and offers coursework and laboratory experiences that prepare students for immediate productivity and career growth with the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Defense, and commercial air traffic facilities. It is the intent of the Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management to accomplish this goal by:

  • Emphasizing academic excellence in the teaching of all courses and programs.
  • Pursuing research and creative activities that maintain and extend knowledge in the field of Air Traffic Management.
  • Supporting each student's personal development by encouraging participation in internships and co-op programs.

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree in Air Traffic Management requires successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours, normally completed in eight semesters. This includes a minor course of study or breadth area as approved by the Program Coordinator, Air Traffic Management. 

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 & Skills9
Lower-Level Humanities3
Lower-Level Social Sciences3
Lower or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences3
Computer Science3
Mathematics (MA 111 and MA 112)6
Physical and Life Sciences6
Total Credits36

Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Computer Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, and Physical 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 Air Traffic Management vertical outline.

Suggested Program of Study

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

Year One
AT 202 Introduction to Air Traffic Management **3
MA 111 College Mathematics for Aviation I 3
MA 112 College Mathematics for Aviation II 3
WX 201 Survey of Meteorology 3
Communication Theory and Skills 6
Computer Science Elective 3
Humanities Lower-Level Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Physical Sciences with Laboratory 3
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Two
AT 305 Introduction to Terminal Radar Operations 3
BA 201 Principles of Management 3
SF 201 Introduction to Health, Occupational, and Transportation Safety 3
Introduction to Aerospace Safety
SF 320 Human Factors in Aviation Safety 3
Communication Theory and Skills 3
Physical Sciences 3
Lower-Level Social Science 3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Science 3
Upper or Lower-Level Humanities or Social Science 3
 Credits Subtotal27.0
Year Three
AT 315 Introduction to Air Traffic Control Tower 3
AT 401 Advanced Terminal Radar Operations **3
AT 405 En route Radar Operations 3
BA 314 Human Resource Management 3
SF 462 Health, Safety, and Aviation Law 3
WX 301 Aviation Weather 3
Open Elective Upper-Level 6
Open Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal27.0
Year Four
AT 406 En route Non-Radar Operations 3
AT 425 Collaborative Air Traffic Management 3
Minor or breadth area - approved by the Applied Aviation Sciences Department 15-21
Open Elective (subject to Minor requirements) 3-9
 Credits Subtotal24.0-36.0
 Credits Total: 120

 May be taken as a (HYB) Hybrid course.