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Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Occupational Safety

  • OVERVIEW
  • ADVANTAGES
  • REQUIREMENTS
  • CAREERS

Overview

The Applied Aviation Sciences Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace and Occupational Safety that is based on the needs of the marketplace. It combines a solid core designed to meet the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) standards and the University’s General Education requirements. With a complete offering of Safety and Health Management, Aviation Forensics and Occupational Safety courses, students will be prepared to work in the aviation industry as well as in non-aerospace industries.

The Aerospace and Occupational Safety degree is designed for students interested in obtaining a strong safety foundation. The goal of the degree is to produce graduates who are prepared to provide safety expertise in a variety of aviation, aerospace, and other occupational settings. This program will produce professionals who are skilled in providing safety management expertise along with technical guidance in compliance issues involving FAA, EPA, OSHA, DOT, and industrial hygiene, and workplace standards.

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Advantages

Aerospace and Occupational Safety is a stimulating, cutting-edge discipline which has the potential to benefit all areas of life, work and recreation. Embry-Riddle offers a major in Aerospace and Occupational Safety- an academic field that is gaining momentum. Aerospace and Occupational Safety is the field which industry, government and business will turn to for the experts who will set safety policy in the 21st century. There is increased interest in more sophisticated analyses of safety, along with safety's impact on operations in all industries, populations and the commerce in our global economy. Embry-Riddle's Aerospace and Occupational Safety program will prepare you for a leadership role in this field.

The field of Aerospace and Occupational Safety includes everything that goes into the analysis and prevention of accidents, illnesses, fires, explosions and other events which can harm people, property and the environment. Working as a safety professional can be pleasantly challenging, extremely gratifying and monetarily very rewarding. Few other fields offer the opportunity to protect people from harmful accidents while getting paid well to do so. Since the focus of the safety profession is to identify, evaluate and control hazards, safety professionals work anywhere where humans might be exposed to hazards.

The automotive, petrochemical, aviation/aerospace and marine transport industries are just a few of the fields whose leaders recognize that Aerospace and Occupational Safety is fast becoming an integral element in their operations.

With a long history focused on safety, Embry-Riddle is well-qualified to prepare you as one of tomorrow's leaders in the growing field of Aerospace and Occupational Safety.

Requirements

View requirements for the B.S. in Aerospace and Occupational safety on the Catalog site.

Careers

No matter what a company’s business is (manufacturing, transportation, chemical, fuels production, teaching and research, construction, regulatory, service or insurance), hazards will be present in some or all of its operations. In addition, its employees will face hazards either at work, getting to and from work, off work (at home) or during leisure activities.

Salaries in the field range from about $30,000 for entry-level positions to about $150000 for well-qualified people in senior positions. Many graduates, however, have been receiving starting salaries in the $40,000+ range. The average mid-career safety professional with a bachelor’s or master's degree earns between $60,000-$75,000 annually. Keep in mind the field of safety offers individuals a broader spectrum of careers than many other fields of study. In addition, the safety professional can take pride and satisfaction in the fact that the profession’s fundamental objective is to protect people, property and the environment from harm.

Our program will prepare you to provide safety management expertise in aviation, aerospace and other industries. You will learn how to give companies technical guidance involving federal standards from EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), OSHA (Occupational Safety and Heath Administration), DOD (Department of Defense), DOT (Department of Transportation) and DOE (Department of Energy), as well as state environment, health, hygiene and workplace standards. With a degree in Aerospace and Occupational Safety, you'll be in high demand and poised to assume challenging and gratifying positions in industry, government, and research.