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 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.
Aeronautics 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.
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.
|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|
|Mathematics (College Algebra or Higher, and MA 112 or MA 222) **||6|
|Physical and Life Sciences. One course must include a laboratory. **||6|
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.
|Aviation Area of Concentration||30|
|Select from (100-400) courses in AMS, AS, AT, CEA, CSO, FA, HS, SF, SIM, SP, WX|
|Principles of Aeronautical Science|
or AS 121
|Private Pilot Operations|
|Operational Applications in Aeronautics|
or AS 472
|Operational Applications in Aeronautical Science|
|Aeronautical Science Student Success Seminar|
or UNIV 101
|Principles of Management|
or BA 210
|Select one of the following:|
|An Economic Survey|
|Professional Development Electives||33|
Select from upper-level (300-400) courses in AMS, AS, AT, BA, CSO, EC, FA, HS, SF, SIM, SP, WX
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.
B.S. in Air Traffic Management
The Bachelor of Science degree in Air Traffic Management (ATM) offered by the Applied Aviation Sciences Department is for students whose goal is to become an air traffic controller or work in a related field.
B.S. in Aeronautical Science
The Aeronautical Science degree program at the Daytona Beach Campus blends flight training with academic study to provide a firm foundation in airline, corporate, and commercial or military aviation.