B.S. in Aerospace and Occupational Safety

Students will:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.
  • Formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs.
  • Develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data, and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • Function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.

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 12 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 Core58
Aerospace and Occupational Safety Electives15
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 Sciences *3
Computer Science3
Mathematics (MA 111, MA 112)6
Physical and Life Sciences PS 113 and (CHM 101, PS 117, BIO 120, BIO 142)6
Physical and Life Sciences Lab (CHM 101L, BIO 120L or PS 113L or PS 117L)1
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 HSI 215 Introduction to Industrial Security
BA 201Principles of Management3
MA 222Business Statistics3
SF 201Introduction to Safety and Health3
SF 205Principles of Accident Investigation3
SF 210Introduction to Aerospace Safety3
SF 315Environmental Compliance and Safety3
SF 316Loss Control and Risk Management3
SF 320Human Factors in Aviation Safety3
SF 330Aircraft Accident Investigation3
SF 345Safety Program Management3
SF 355Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology3
SF 365Fire Protection3
SF 410Industrial Safety and Health3
SF 420Analysis of Observational Data3
SF 445System Safety in Aviation3
SF 455Aviation Safety Analytics3
SF 462Health, Safety, and Aviation Law3
SF 470Applications of Safety Management Capstone3
Total Credits58
Aerospace and Occupational Safety Electives15
Open Electives12
Total Degree Requirements122

The recommended elective is HU 330 Values and Ethics.

Suggested Plan of Study

Students should be aware that several courses in each academic year may have prerequisites and/or co-requisites. 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
COM 122 English Composition 3
HU 14XX Lower Level Humanities 3
BA 201 Principles of Management 3
MA 111 Pre-Calculus for Aviation 3
MA 112 Applied Calculus for Aviation 3
PS 113 Introductory Physics I 3
CHM 101L Basic Chemistry Laboratory 1
Foundations of Biology I Laboratory
Introductory Physics I Laboratory
Introductory Physics II Lab
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SF 201 Introduction to Safety and Health 3
SF 205 Principles of Accident Investigation 3
SF 210 Introduction to Aerospace Safety 3
 Credits Subtotal32.0
Year Two
AS 120 Principles of Aeronautical Science 3
Organizational Behavior
Aviation Labor Relations
Human Factors and System Safety
Introduction to Industrial Security
COM 219 Speech 3
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
EC 200 An Economic Survey 3
CHM 101 Basic Chemistry 3
Foundations of Biology I
Introductory Physics II
MA 222 Business Statistics 3
SF 315 Environmental Compliance and Safety 3
SF 320 Human Factors in Aviation Safety 3
SF 345 Safety Program Management 3
SF 330 Aircraft Accident Investigation 3
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Three
HU/SS Upper Level Elective 3
SF 316 Loss Control and Risk Management 3
CS 120 Introduction to Computing in Aviation 3
SF 355 Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology 3
SF 365 Fire Protection 3
SF 410 Industrial Safety and Health 3
Aerospace and Occupational Safety Elective 6
Open Electives 6
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Four
SF 455 Aviation Safety Analytics 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 9
Open Electives 6
 Credits Subtotal30.0
 Credits Total: 122.0