Students who have a passion for aviation and space, but also seek STEM studies that provide a solid foundation for careers in the medical field, will find Embry-Riddle’s newest major in Aerospace Physiology an excellent option. The only undergraduate degree of its kind in the nation, this option marries Embry-Riddle’s strength in aviation and aerospace with employment in healthcare occupations which are projected to grow by nearly 20% in the next decade.
The degree’s focus on Aerospace Medicine prepares students for careers that involve managing the effects of a variety of medical conditions on those who travel in air and space, including the short and long term effects of microgravity, cosmic radiation and isolation in hostile environments. The curriculum also prepares students for a wide variety of post-graduate opportunities in the medical field.
The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Physiology degree is housed in the College of Arts & Sciences.
The mission of the B.S. in Aerospace Physiology is to offer the most current core curriculum in the biological sciences with upper division course work, research, and capstone experiences in the aerospace sciences. The B.S. in Aerospace Physiology is intended for students interested in pursuing allied and public health professions with particular focus on aviation and aeronautics. Besides pursuing careers as medical practitioners, Universities, the military, private industry, and government agencies employ aerospace physiologists to conduct research, instruct pilots, and provide advice regarding the incorporation of human factors in system designs (see http://www.aerospacephysiologysociety.org and the Aerospace Medical Association, https://www.asma.org).
|Foundations of Biology I||4|
|Foundations of Biology II||4|
|General Chemistry I||4|
|General Chemistry II||4|
|Research Methods (Fall)||1|
|Research Symposium (Spring)||1|
|College Mathematics for Aviation II||3|
|LL HU: HU14X||3|
|First Year Subtotal||31|
|Genetics with LAB||4|
|Microbiology with LAB||4|
|Organic Chemistry I||4|
|Organic Chemistry II||4|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I with LAB||4|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II with LAB||4|
|Technical Report Writing||3|
|Sophomore Year Total||32|
|Survey of Clinical Instrumentation (at Florida Hospital)||3|
|Molecular and Cell Biology||4|
|Technical Physics I||3|
|Technical Physics I Laboratory||1|
|Technical Physics II||3|
|Human Factors I: Principles and Fundamentals||3|
| Computer & Network Technology; Introduction to Computing for Engineers,|
Scientific Programming in C; Fundamentals of Computer Programming
|Junior Year Subtotal||29|
|Clinical Rotation (at Florida Hospital)||3|
|Research Symposium (Spring)||1|
|Human Performance in Extreme Environments||3|
|Ergonomics and Bioengineering||3|
|LL or UL SS / HU||3|
|HF 440: Aerospace Physiology 1#||3|
|UL SS / HU||3|
|Senior Year Subtotal||29|
B.S. in Aerospace Engineering
The renowned Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the largest program of its kind in the U.S. and has been ranked No. 1 among schools without a doctoral program for 15 straight years.
B.S. in Aerospace and Occupational Safety
The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Occupational Safety degree offered by the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences combines coursework designed to meet the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) standards with ERAU’s general education requirements.