B.S. in Transportation

Worldwide Embry-Riddle Bachelors TransportationToday's world is on the move. People. Products. All the materials, goods, and services that we rely on in our day-to-day lives must crisscross the globe on a regular basis.

The ability to transport them is the cornerstone of our modern economy. Domestically and worldwide, individuals who can design, operate, and manage efficient transportation systems are needed now more than ever.

You can become one of these sought-after professionals with the new Bachelor of Science in Transportation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide.

This specialized degree is designed for individuals seeking a rewarding career in the fast-paced transportation field. Research indicates a significant and growing demand for professionals in this field, with outstanding opportunities in the business, commercial, and military sectors. With the advanced knowledge and skill set developed through the program, you will distinguish yourself as an outstanding candidate for these positions.

The comprehensive curriculum was developed by industry professionals and addresses all major modes of transport: air, highway, rail, and marine. Students will explore critical areas in the science of transportation, including the important role transportation plays in the larger field of logistics.

Key issues are explored in depth, including:

  • Physical characteristics of the air, highway, rail, and marine transportation systems, including carrier vessel design
  • Economics, pricing, and the impacting factors for all transportation modes
  • Physical distribution, materials management, and analysis
  • Systems engineering, integrated logistics support, and business logistics theories and their integration in a practical framework
  • Safety and security in transportation networks, vehicles, and facilities
  • International business and the role of transportation
  • Strategic business management principles
  • Current transportation industry issues and challenges

Successful program graduates will be eligible for positions in transportation and logistics analysis, management, research, and planning, and will be prepared to lead the field into the future.

Take the fast track to a career in transportation.

Developed by transportation industry professionals, the Bachelor of Science in Transportation from Embry-Riddle Worldwide will give you the knowledge, skills, and credentials to succeed in the field that moves the world.

Transportation Area of Concentration

The Transportation Area of Concentration (TAOC) is the degree area in which credit for prior transportation learning and experience is placed. Maximum credit that can be awarded in the TAOC for the Bachelor Degree is 15 semester hours.

Many students bring in all or part of this credit based on prior transportation training or experience. However, shortages in the credit required can be made up by taking courses from a list of specified electives.

Sources of prior learning credit include the following:

  1. Transfer credit in transportation 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 transportation licenses and ratings as they relate to this degree.
  4. Validated Advanced Placement (VAP) process.

Duplicate Credit

Many Embry-Riddle courses are designed to teach the same skills and knowledge that Transportation students have acquired through experience and training. Students who complete courses in the same transportation specialty for which they were granted Transportation Area of Concentration credit would be duplicating coverage of the same subject matter. Credit for completion of such courses will not be applied toward 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 the list 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.
Communication Theory & Skills
ENGL 123English Composition3
HUMN 330Values and Ethics3
Humanities elective3
Social Sciences
ECON 210Microeconomics3
or ECON 211 Macroeconomics
Social Science elective3
Physical and Life Sciences
PHYS 102Explorations in Physics3
Physical Science elective3
MATH 111College Mathematics for Aviation I3
MATH 112College Mathematics for Aviation II3
Computer Science
CSCI 109Introduction to Computers and Applications3
Total Credits36


Transportation Area of Concentration15
Make up any shortages in this area from specified electives.
Program Support9
MATH 211Statistics with Aviation Applications3
MGMT 201Principles of Management3
RSCH 202Introduction to Research Methods3
Transportation Topics33
TRAN 274Transportation Science3
TRAN 301Transportation Legislation3
TRAN 321Air Transportation Systems3
TRAN 331Road & Highway Transportation3
TRAN 341Railroad Operations3
TRAN 351Urban Transportation and City Planning3
TRAN 361Marine Transportation3
TRAN 371Pipelines, Land Use, and the Environment3
TRAN 401Transportation and the Environment3
TRAN 411Strategic Intermodal Alliances3
TRAN 421Transportation Safety and Security3
Transportation Support Topics12
MGMT 210Financial Accounting3
MGMT 221Introduction to Management Information Systems3
MGMT 314Human Resource Management3
MGMT 390Business Law3
Transportation Capstone Course3
TRAN 490Transportation Science Capstone Course3
Transportation-related academic credit
Technical academic courses from regionally accredited colleges/universities, professional and/or military experience/training related to transportation, military training must be recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE), and specific professional training including technical credit recommended from transportation-related occupations.


Transportation Specified Electives12
Any 300-400 Level ASCI, MGMT, SCTY, or SFTY courses or any of the following courses:
ECON 420Economics of Air Transportation3
WEAX 201Meteorology I3
Total Degree Requirements120

Minnesota student residents refer to State of Minnesota Course Requirement statement for Humanities requirements.