College of Aviation

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The College of Aviation degree programs meet the needs of aviation students of the 21st century and set the standard in high-level quality education demanded by the aviation profession. Our 100-plus faculty members and the courses in the COA's five departments — Aeronautical ScienceApplied Aviation ScienceAviation Maintenance ScienceFlight, and School of Graduate Studies — will prepare graduates to assume leadership roles in the global aviation industry and related fields. 

With the common goal of improving human performance inside spacecraft, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Florida Institute of Technology have announced a year-long collaboration on research involving spaceflight.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students were recently honored with scholarships from two national organizations. The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), through NBAA Charities, awarded scholarships to three Embry-Riddle students during its convention in Orlando this week.
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Dean Alan Stolzer

Meet the Dean

Dr. Alan J. Stolzer is the Dean of the College of Aviation and a Professor in the Department of Doctoral Studies at the Daytona Beach Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In this position, he is responsible for the academic and administrative leadership of the college.

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 Embry-Riddle graduate Jessica Koeppen stands in front of an Embry-Riddle plane.

Embry-Riddle alumna Jessica Koeppen is fulfilling her aviation dreams. Discover what motivated and inspired her to attend Embry-Riddle.

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Aircraft Dispatcher Certification

Embry-Riddle offers this program to prepare students to earn their Aircraft Dispatcher Airman Certificate from the FAA.

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Associate Degree

Associate of Science in Aviation Maintenance Science

Gain the knowledge you need to earn your FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic's certificate with this program, which flows seamlessly into Embry-Riddle's B.S. in Aviation Maintenance Science degree.

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Bachelor's Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science

The Aeronautical Science degree program blends flight training and FAA certification with academic study to build a foundation for specialization in airlines, corporate and commercial aviation, or the military.

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Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics

Ambitious aviation and aerospace professionals wanting to advance their knowledge and career can find success in this program that combines theoretical and practical learning experiences to help them develop new skills and expertise.

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Bachelor of Science in Aerospace & Occupational Safety

The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Occupational Safety degree prepares students to provide safety expertise in aviation, aerospace, and other occupational settings.

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Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management

The Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management is a perfect fit for students pursuing a career in Air Traffic Management or a related field, preparing them for FAA Academy air-traffic controller training.

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Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Science

Aviation Maintenance Science gives students the professional aviation maintenance expertise without which commercial, private, and military air travel could not function.

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Bachelor of Science in Spaceflight Operations

Students can enter one of the most innovative fields in the aerospace industry and fill a growing need for specialists in Space Policy or Operations Science and Technology.

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Bachelor of Science in Meteorology

Students with a passion for weather can explore everything from tornadoes to global climate in a new, fully equipped Weather Center and communicate their expertise to decision makers in business, military, and the media.

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Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science

The growing use of unmanned aircraft systems created high demand for graduates prepared to operate, observe, and administer operations in this exciting field.

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Master's Degree

Master of Science in Aeronautics

Aviation and aerospace professionals wanting to advance their knowledge and career can find success in this program that combines theoretical and practical learning experiences to help them develop new skills and expertise.

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Doctoral Degree

Ph.D. in Aviation

The Ph.D. in Aviation will allow students to pursue interests in aviation in a diverse, intellectually versatile, and multidisciplinary environment and to affect a global impact on the aviation industry and discipline. It is the world's only Ph.D. in Aviation and may be completed in as little as three years.

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Professional Programs

The College of Aviation’s Professional Programs offers short courses and customized programs geared for aviation professionals that combine the expertise and technology of the Florida campus to address the most pressing challenges facing today’s aviation industry — through interactive discussions, leading seminars, and endless networking opportunities.

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Contact Us

Daytona Beach Campus
600 South Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

Mission Statement 

The mission and purpose of the College of Aviation is to prepare graduates who will assume leadership roles in the global aviation industry and related fields through academic degrees and other educational programs from professional certifications through the Ph.D.


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