A.S. in Aeronautics

Worldwide Embry-Riddle Bachelors AeronauticsTake your future to new heights!

Whether you want to break into an aeronautical career, break away from the competition, or advance your current position and earnings potential, the Associate in Science in Aeronautics degree opens the door to new opportunities in the dynamic aviation/aerospace industry.

Aeronautics curriculum is closely mapped to the needs and demands of the aviation/aerospace industry and to general education guidelines.

You’ll be exposed to a multidisciplinary program with courses of study in human factors, security, aviation safety, occupational safety and health, air traffic control, aircraft maintenance, and aeronautical science. Within that broad base, electives and minors allow you to tailor your degree to your particular interests and career goals.

Aviation Area of Concentration

The Aviation Area of Concentration is the degree area where credit for prior aviation learning is noted or where students can take courses to learn about aviation. Many students bring in all or part of this credit based on prior aviation training or experience. However, shortages in the minimum credit required can be made up by taking courses in the following aviation-related disciplines: Aeronautical Science, Aviation Maintenance, Aviation History,  and aviation/aerospace related coursework in Safety, Security, Transportation, Engineering, and Unmanned Systems.

Sources of prior learning credit include:

  1. Transfer credit earned at accredited degree-granting colleges and universities.
  2. The recommendations published by the American Council on Education for U.S. Military training and experience, as well as training conducted by other government agencies and private organizations.
  3. Prior-learning credit established by the University for certain aviation licenses and ratings as they relate to this degree.

Duplicate Credit

Many Embry-Riddle courses are designed to teach the same skills and knowledge that Aeronautics students have acquired through experience and training. Students who complete courses in the same aviation specialty for which they were granted Aviation Area of Concentration credit would be duplicating coverage of the same subject matter. Credit for completion of such courses will not be applied to degree requirements.

General Education

General Education
Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical and Life Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science may be chosen from as listed, assuming prerequisites are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.
Communication Theory and Skills
ENGL 123English Composition3
HUMN 330Values and Ethics3
Humanities elective3
Social Sciences
ECON 210Microeconomics3
or ECON 211 Macroeconomics
Social Science elective3
Physical and Life Science
PHYS 102Explorations in Physics3
WEAX 201Meteorology I3
MATH 111College Mathematics for Aviation I3
MATH 112College Mathematics for Aviation II3
Computer Science
CSCI 109Introduction to Computers and Applications3
Total Credits36


Aviation Area of Concentration9
Make up shortages with non-duplicating courses from the following disciplines: Aeronautical Science, Aviation Maintenance, and related aviation/aerospace coursework in Transportation, Safety, Security, History, Engineering, and Unmanned Systems.
Program Support9
ASCI 202Introduction to Aeronautical Science3
ASCI 254Aviation Legislation3
MATH 211Statistics with Aviation Applications3


Open Electives (Upper or Lower-Level)6
Total Degree Requirements60