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Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics

It's not just a job you have your sights set on - it's a career

Take 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 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. 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. Students may also earn credit through military and professional training and experience.

4+1 degree option available: BSA with Master of Aeronautical Science

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Degree Requirements
Aviation Area of Concentration
Course / TitleCredits
Make up shortages with HIST 130 History of Aviation in America, TRAN 321 Air Transportation Systems, and non-duplicating courses from the following disciplines: Aeronautical Science, Aviation Maintenance, Air Traffic Control, Safety, Security, and Engineering.18-27

General Education
Course / TitleCredits
Communication Theory and Skills: 
ENGL 123 English Composition3
HUMN 330 Values and Ethics3
Humanities elective3
Social Sciences: 
ECON 210 Microeconomics -OR- ECON 211 Macroeconomics3
Social Science elective3
Physical and Life Science: 
PHYS 102 Exploration of Physics3
WEAX 201 Meteorology I3
MATH 111 College Mathematics for Aviation I3
MATH 112 College Mathematics for Aviation II3
Computer Science: 
CSCI 109 Introduction to Computers and Applications3
Total Credits36
Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, and 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.

Program Support
Course / TitleCredits
ASCI 202 Introduction to Aeronautical Science3
ASCI 254 Aviation Legislation3
ASCI 404 Applications in Aviation/Aerospace Law3
MATH 211 Statistics with Aviation Applications -OR-
MATH 222 Business Statistics
MGMT 201 Principles of Management3
MGMT 210 Financial Accounting3
MGMT 221 Introduction to Management Information Systems3
RSCH 202 Introduction to Research Methods3
Total Credits24

Professional Development Core
Course / TitleCredits
ASCI 309 Basic Aerodynamics -OR- 
ASCI 310 Basic Aircraft Performance3
MGMT 436 Strategic Management3
SFTY 409 Aviation Safety3
ASCI 490 Aeronautical Science Capstone Course3
Total Credits12

Course / TitleCredits
Professional Development Electives (Upper-level)21
Select from courses in Aeronautical Science, Air Traffic Control, Management, Economics, Safety, Security, Transportation, and Engineering. 
Open Electives (Upper or Lower-level)0-9
Total Degree Requirements120

Career Areas

  • Accident Investigation/Prevention
  • Aircraft Crew Member
  • Airport Management
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Aviation Safety
  • Aircraft Manufacturing
  • Avionics & Electronics
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Education/Instruction/Training
  • Ground Support Services
  • Operations
  • Pilot
  • Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Technical Writing


  • Aerospace Industry
  • Air Services
  • Aircraft Manufacturers
  • Air Services
  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Consulting Firms
  • Corporate Flight Departments
  • Defense Contractors
  • Federal Research Labs
  • Fixed Base Operators
  • Flight Schools
  • Government Agencies
  • Helicopter Manufacturers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Multinational Corporations

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