The Embry-Riddle Worldwide College of Arts & Sciences develops and supports career-ready graduates and advances all students to be lifelong learners and leaders in their professional disciplines.

Through the general education program, the college emphasizes academic rigor in critical thinking, global perspectives, creative problem solving, communication skills, scientific and cultural literacy, as well as ethical interaction with the contemporary world. In its academic degree programs, the college focuses on applied studies that implement state-of-the-art curriculum to educate students for long-term success in their profession.

The college is comprised of the Departments of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Humanities and Communication; Mathematics, Science and Technology; and Security and Emergency Services.

The college conducts basic, applied, and translational research and engages in creative work; it provides mentored research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. In doing so, it fosters unique and innovative disciplinary, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research, approaches and applications to STEM, social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and comprehensive civil security studies that have a societal impact.

Our vision is to be a destination college for multidisciplinary studies and impactful collaborative research as well as continue to be a national leader in general education, developing opportunities for our diverse student population to fulfill their educational goals and become responsive, responsible global citizens.

Alexander Siedschlag

Meet the Dean

Dr. Alexander Siedschlag

Alexander Siedschlag, Ph.D., M.A., is dean and professor of the College of Arts & Sciences at the Worldwide Campus. As the college dean, he is responsible for the academic and administrative leadership of the college with its more than 40 full-time and over 300 adjunct faculty in four departments, as well as for engaging with the whole community of its constituents and stakeholders to maximize the value delivered to students, professions, industry and society. All its degree programs are STEM-designated and fully available online to students across the country and around the world.

Students can choose from five bachelor of science degrees: Communication, Emergency Services, Homeland Security, Interdisciplinary Studies and Safety Management. Graduate students have a choice between four master of science degrees: Emergency Services, Human Factors, Human Security and Resilience as well as Occupational Safety Management.

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