The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree is designed for students with existing aviation-related knowledge and skills gained by working in aviation related careers

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Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree is designed for students with existing aviation-related knowledge and skills gained by working in aviation related careers. The Aeronautics degree acknowledges this valuable experience with credit for prior learning. The curriculum then builds on those skills and knowledge with courses in aviation, business, computer science, economics, humanities, communications, and other general education and industry-specific areas.

The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree is housed in the Department of Aeronautical Science in the College of Aviation.

Degree Details

The Aeronautics degree curriculum will vary by student according to their previous education and work experience. Students are required to complete the University’s general education requirements, including courses in communication theory and skills, humanities, social sciences, computer science, and mathematics.

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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.

General Education
Communication Theory and Skills *9
Lower-Level Humanities *3
Lower-Level Social Sciences *3
Lower- or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences *3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Science *3
Computer Science3
Mathematics (College Algebra or Higher, and MA 112 or MA 222) **6
Physical and Life Sciences. One course must include a laboratory. **6
Total Credits36

Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physical and Life Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences may be chosen from the approved list of General Education courses, assuming prerequisite requirements are met and with the permission of the advisor. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified above in the Aviation Business Administration vertical outline. Other courses may also be used with the permission of a department chair.


Students need to ascertain Mathematics and Physical Sciences pre/corequisites that are required for other courses. For example, PS 103, PS 104, and MA 112 are required for many upper-division AS and WX courses.


General Education36
Aviation Area of Concentration30
Select from (100-400) courses in AMS, AS, AT, CEA, CSO, FA, HS, SF, SIM, SP, WX
AS 120
Principles of Aeronautical Science
or AS 121
Private Pilot Operations
AS 254
Aviation Legislation
AS 405
Aviation Law
AS 474
Operational Applications in Aeronautics
or AS 472
Operational Applications in Aeronautical Science
Program Support7
ASC 101
Aeronautical Science Student Success Seminar
or UNIV 101
College Success
BA 201
Principles of Management
or BA 210
Financial Accounting
Select one of the following:
EC 200
An Economic Survey
EC 210
EC 211
Professional Development Electives33
Select from upper-level (300-400) courses in AMS, AS, AT, BA, CSO, EC, FA, HS, SF, SIM, SP, WX
Open Electives14
Total Credits120

This degree requires a minimum of 42 upper-level credits: 33 from Professional Development, six from Aviation Area of Concentration and three from General Education.


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