B.S. in Aeronautics
~Program updated effective January 1, 2021
Full-Time/Part-Time taught at ERC Institute
Take your future to new heights!
Whether you want to launch into an aviation career, break away from the competition, or advance your current position and earnings potential, the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics 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. The BSA is 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.
It does not have to take long, either. You can earn more than a quarter of the required semester hours from prior life experience and receive your bachelor’s degree in as few as three years.
~Aviation Area of Concentration
The Aviation Area of Concentration is the degree area where credit for prior aviation learning is housed or where students can take aeronautical science courses. Many students bring in all or part of this credit based on prior aviation training or experience or add a Minor Course of Study. 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. The student will complete an internship as part of the AAOC requirements
Sources of prior learning credit include the following:
- Transfer credit earned at accredited degree-granting colleges and universities.
- 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.
- Prior-learning credit established by the University for certain aviation licenses and ratings as they relate to this degree.
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 Core|
|ENGL 123||English Composition||3|
|ENGL 221||Technical Report Writing||3|
|HUMN 330||Values and Ethics||3|
|SOCI 210||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|CSCI 123||Introduction to Computing for Data Analysis||3|
|WEAX 201||Meteorology I||3|
|PHYS 123||Science of Flight||3|
|MATH 111||Pre-calculus for Aviation||3|
|MATH 112||Applied Calculus for Aviation||3|
|~Aviation Area of Concentration|
|SCTY 420||General Aviation Security||3|
|SFTY 435||Aircraft Crash Survival Analysis and Design||3|
|MGMT 210||Financial Accounting||3|
|SFTY 320||Human Factors in Aviation Safety||3|
|COIN 496||Co-Operative Education *||1-4|
|*When taken as a part of the BSA degree, COIN 496 is a 3 credit hour course, and credit hours are approved by the Program Chair.|
|~Program Support Core|
|ASCI 202||Introduction to Aeronautical Science||3|
|ASCI 254||Aviation Legislation||3|
|ASCI 404||Applications in Aviation/Aerospace Law||3|
|STAT 211||Statistics with Aviation Applications||3|
|MGMT 201||Principles of Management||3|
|MGMT 221||Introduction to Management Information Systems||3|
|RSCH 202||Introduction to Research Methods||3|
|Professional Development Core|
|ASCI 491||Operational Applications in Aeronautics||3|
|MGMT 420||Management of Production and Operations||3|
|SFTY 409||Aviation Safety||3|
|Students must choose 18 elective credits and one minor or two minors from the options below:|
|Elective Options: Select from unduplicated courses in Aeronautical Science, Management, Economics, Safety, Security, Engineering, and Unmanned Systems|
|Total Degree Requirements||120|