The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Occupational Safety degree offered by the Applied Aviation Sciences Department combines coursework designed to meet the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) standards with ERAU’s general education requirements. 

Bachelor of Science in
Aerospace and Occupational Safety

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Occupational Safety

The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Occupational Safety degree offered by the Applied Aviation Sciences Department combines coursework designed to meet the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) standards with ERAU’s general education requirements. Students will be prepared to provide safety expertise in many different aviation, aerospace, and other occupational settings, as well as technical guidance in compliance issues, industrial hygiene, and workplace standards.

The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Occupational Safety degree is housed in the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences in the College of Aviation.

Typical First Year

A typical first year in this program will include general education courses such as English composition, along with Principles of Aeronautical Science and aviation-related courses in computing, meteorology, mathematics, and physics, plus specialized classes like Aerospace Safety.

Degree Details

This program may be completed in eight semesters and requires successful completion of at least 122 credit hours, including general education requirements, 15 hours of Safety electives and 12 hours of open electives, with possible focus on one or more areas of specialization.

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Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace and Occupational Safety requires successful completion of a minimum of 122 credit hours and is normally completed in eight semesters.

Students are required to complete 37 hours of General Education courses, 15 hours of Safety electives, as well as 12 hours of open electives courses. There are several focus areas that allow a student to concentrate in one or more areas of specialization.

Students enrolled in the Air Force, Army, or Naval ROTC programs may substitute AF, MY, or NSC courses for open elective courses.

General Education37
Aerospace and Occupational Safety Core58
Aerospace and Occupational Safety Electives15
Open Electives12
Credits Total122

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.

Communication Theory and Skills9
Lower-Level Humanities 3
Lower-Level Social Sciences (EC 200)3
Lower-Level Humanities or Social Sciences (PSY 101)3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences3
Computer Science3
Mathematics (MA 111, MA 112)6
Physical and Life Sciences (PS 103, PS 104, and PS 115L)7
Credits Total37

Aerospace and Occupational Safety Core

UNIV 101College Success1
AS 120Principles of Aeronautical Science3
AT 200Air Traffic Basics I3
BA 201Principles of Management3
MA 222Business Statistics3
SF 201Introduction to Health, Occupational, and Transportation Safety3
SF 205Principles of Accident Investigation3
SF 210Introduction to Aerospace Safety3
SF 315Environmental Compliance and Safety3
SF 316Workers Compensation, Insurance, and Risk Management3
SF 320Human Factors in Aviation Safety3
SF 345Safety Program Management3
SF 355Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology3
SF 365Fire Protection3
SF 410Design of Engineering Hazard Controls3
SF 420Analysis of Observational Data3
SF 445System Safety in Aviation3
SF 462Health, Safety, and Aviation Law3
SF 470Applications of Safety Management Capstone3
WX 201Survey of Meteorology3
Credits Total58

Aerospace and Occupational Safety Electives15
Open Electives12

Total Degree Requirements122

Suggested Program of Study

Students should be aware that several courses in each academic year may have prerequisites and/or corequisites. Please check the course descriptions at the back of this catalog before registering for classes to ensure requisite sequencing.

Year One
Credits
UNIV 101 College Success 1
AS 120 Principles of Aeronautical Science 3
COM 122 English Composition 3
CS 120 Introduction to Computing in Aviation 3
MA 111 College Mathematics for Aviation I 3
MA 112 College Mathematics for Aviation II 3
PS 103 Technical Physics I 3
PS 115L Technical Physics Laboratory 1
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SF 201 Introduction to Health, Occupational, and Transportation Safety 3
SF 210 Introduction to Aerospace Safety 3
WX 201 Survey of Meteorology 3
 Credits Subtotal32
Year Two
AT 200 Air Traffic Basics I 3
BA 201 Principles of Management 3
COM 219 Speech 3
EC 200 An Economic Survey 3
PS 104 Technical Physics II 3
SF 205 Principles of Accident Investigation 3
SF 315 Environmental Compliance and Safety 3
HU 14x Lower Level Humanities 3
Aerospace and Occupational Safety Elective 3
Open Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal30
Year Three
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
MA 222 Business Statistics 3
SF 316 Workers Compensation, Insurance, and Risk Management 3
SF 320 Human Factors in Aviation Safety 3
SF 345 Safety Program Management 3
SF 355 Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology 3
SF 365 Fire Protection 3
Aerospace and Occupational Safety Elective 6
Open Electives 3
 Credits Subtotal30
Year Four
SF 410 Design of Engineering Hazard Controls 3
SF 420 Analysis of Observational Data 3
SF 445 System Safety in Aviation 3
SF 462 Health, Safety, and Aviation Law 3
SF 470 Applications of Safety Management Capstone 3
Aerospace and Occupational Safety Elective 6
HU/SS Upper-Level Elective * 3
Open Electives 6
 Credits Subtotal30
 Credits Total 122

*

The recommended elective is HU 330 Values and Ethics.

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