The College of Aviation degree programs meet the needs of aviation students of the 21st century and set the standard in high-level quality education demanded by the aviation profession. Our 100-plus faculty members and the courses in the COA's five departments — Aeronautical Science, Applied Aviation Science, Aviation Maintenance Science, Flight, and School of Graduate Studies — will prepare graduates to assume leadership roles in the global aviation industry and related fields.
Meet the Dean
Dr. Alan J. Stolzer is the Dean of the College of Aviation and a Professor in the Department of Doctoral Studies at the Daytona Beach Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In this position, he is responsible for the academic and administrative leadership of the college.
Students in this course learn how to manage ground-based tasks vital to airline operations in preparation to take the FAA Dispatcher Written Examination.
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics
Ambitious aviation and aerospace professionals wanting to advance their knowledge and career can find success in this program that combines theoretical and practical learning experiences to help them develop new skills and expertise.
Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management
The Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management is a perfect fit for students pursuing a career in Air Traffic Management or a related field, preparing them for FAA Academy air-traffic controller training.
Bachelor of Science in Aerospace & Occupational Safety
The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Occupational Safety degree prepares students to provide safety expertise in aviation, aerospace, and other occupational settings.
Bachelor of Science in Applied Meteorology
As corporations pay more attention to the climate’s impact on business, they are including weather professionals at the decision-making level. In the Applied Meteorology program, you’ll focus on the theory and study of climatology, as well as its applications to industrial and business operations.
Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Science
Aviation Maintenance Science gives students the professional aviation maintenance expertise without which commercial, private, and military air travel could not function.
Bachelor of Science in Meteorology
Students with a passion for weather can explore everything from tornadoes to global climate in a new, fully equipped Weather Center and communicate their expertise to decision makers in business, military, and the media.
Bachelor of Science in Spaceflight Operations
Students can enter one of the most innovative fields in the aerospace industry and fill a growing need for specialists in Space Policy or Operations Science and Technology.
Master of Science in Aviation
Aviation and aerospace professionals wanting to advance their knowledge and career can find success in this program that combines theoretical and practical learning experiences to help them develop new skills and expertise.
Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management
Whether you are looking to advance your current position or are seeking a career change, ERAU’s Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management can prepare you to meet the needs in any industry, with an emphasis on the specific challenges that face aviation and aerospace.
Master of Science in Unmanned Systems
Embry-Riddle’s Master of Science in Unmanned Systems is a non-engineering degree that focuses on this emerging industry by addressing topics including policy design, ethics, and systems management. Students will gain knowledge in many areas that contribute to the successful operation of missions supported by unmanned systems along a spectrum of autonomy levels — from remote-controlled to human-supervised to fully autonomous.
Ph.D. in Aviation
The Ph.D. in Aviation will allow students to pursue interests in aviation in a diverse, intellectually versatile, and multidisciplinary environment and to affect a global impact on the aviation industry and discipline. It is the world's only Ph.D. in Aviation and may be completed in as little as three years.
The College of Aviation’s Professional Programs offers short courses and customized programs geared for aviation professionals that combine the expertise and technology of the Florida campus to address the most pressing challenges facing today’s aviation industry — through interactive discussions, leading seminars, and endless networking opportunities.
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
The mission and purpose of the College of Aviation is to prepare graduates who will assume leadership roles in the global aviation industry and related fields through academic degrees and other educational programs from professional certifications through the Ph.D.