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Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science

  • OVERVIEW
  • ADVANTAGES
  • REQUIREMENTS
  • CAREERS

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science is housed in the Aeronautical Science department. The Aeronautical Science degree program blends flight training with rigorous academic study in a unique manner which provides a strong foundation for a career as a leader in the aviation industry, including airlines, corporate and commercial aviation or the military. This approach to aviation education gives the student added value over traditional flight training programs by focusing on the skills and knowledge required by today’s industry. The curriculum provides skills in mathematics, physics, communications, business and aeronautics, including FAA certification as a multi-engine instrument rated commercial pilot. Unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming an important part of aviation. Aeronautical science students will have the opportunity to learn about UAVs, fly them and incorporate them into the U.S. airspace. The last two years of matriculation include extensive professional-level Aeronautical Science and flight courses which prepare the graduate for a career as a professional pilot, including airline flight crew operations in multi-crewmember jet transport aircraft. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are developed via computer simulations in aircraft performance, navigation and aircraft systems operation. Effective resource management, human factors and safety awareness are constantly emphasized throughout the curriculum.

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Advantages

More Professional Pilots Have Come from Embry-Riddle than from Any Other University

Aeronautical Science, the professional pilot program at Embry-Riddle, offers the most advanced flight training curriculum of any university in the world. Combining in-flight training with rigorous academic study, Embry-Riddle's Aeronautical Science degree program- which features extensive work in the most sophisticated aircraft and simulators anywhere- prepares the graduate for a career as an airline, military or corporate pilot. Even if you are considering a career as an astronaut, Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle is the best place to start.

Ready to Work, Prepared to Lead

The Aeronautical Science degree program blends flight training with rigorous academic study in a unique manner which provides a strong foundation for a career as a leader in the aviation industry, including airlines, corporate and commercial aviation or the military. This approach to aviation education gives the student added value over traditional flight training programs by focusing on the skills and knowledge required by today’s industry.

Top Flight Training Program

The curriculum provides skills in mathematics, physics, communications, business and aeronautics, including FAA certification as a multi-engine instrument rated commercial pilot. Unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming an important part of aviation. While not manned, these vehicles will have an increasingly important role in aviation in the years ahead. Aeronautical Science students will have the opportunity to learn about UAVs, fly them and incorporate them into the U.S. airspace. The last two years of matriculation include extensive professional-level Aeronautical Science and flight courses which prepare the graduate for a career as a professional pilot, including airline flight crew operations in multi-crewmember jet transport aircraft. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are developed via computer simulations in aircraft performance, navigation, and aircraft systems operation. Effective resource management, human factor  and safety awareness are constantly emphasized throughout the curriculum.

Requirements

View requirements for the B.S. in Aeronautical Science degree on the Catalog site.

Careers

Aeronautical Science Graduates Have Pipeline to Careers

Over the years, Embry-Riddle has had in place one or more New-Hire Programs with commercial airlines. The programs are implemented and designed to provide exceptional opportunities for Embry-Riddle graduates with Aeronautical Science degrees to become new-hire pilots with airlines upon graduation.

For a list of current programs, please see the Careers page in the Aeronautical Science Department website.

The Embry-Riddle Advantage: The Career Services Office

One of the most valuable benefits of being a student or alumnus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is access to the resources of the Career Services Office.

The Career Services Office provides career development assistance to all students and alumni of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, regardless of campus affiliation. The Daytona Beach office serves Daytona Beach, Worldwide Campus and Worldwide Online students. Prescott campus students are served by the Prescott office.

The Career Services website offers students and alumni:

  • A virtual library of job search aids including interview tips
  • An alumni network which enables students to contact alumni throughout the United States and abroad to learn more about their careers and employers
  • Sample résumés and cover letters
  • Company profiles and employment hotlines
  • Cooperative education opportunities
  • Current job listings
  • A web-based résumé referral service

A career fair is hosted at the Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses each fall. Throughout each year, dozens of companies visit the campuses to recruit students and to provide information about their industries. On-campus interviews are also scheduled year-round.

The Career Services Office employs a staff of program managers to provide one-on-one career advisement, mock interviews and résumé critique services. The Career Services Office encourages students to make contact early in their Embry-Riddle educations to explore career options and develop a successful job search strategy.