Find Your Place in Space at Embry-Riddle

A space degree from Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus is designed to help meet the continuing demand for the next generation of space professionals. Our Daytona Beach Campus is located at the northern end of Florida’s Space Triangle, which puts students close to the space companies and careers they are seeking.

Powerful telescope at Embry-Riddle Daytona.

Embry-Riddle’s storied history in flight education has also positioned it to become a pioneering institution in offering space-related degree programs. It attracts faculty and students who share a passion for not only aviation but for its younger counterpart — aerospace.

Embry-Riddle is a community of students and faculty bound by shared focus and passions. Our students benefit from building relationships with fellow students, faculty, industry professionals and alliances with organizations and companies like NASA, United Launch Alliance, SpaceX, The Boeing Company, Honeywell, Virgin Galactic and more.

As a student in our space-related programs, you’ll enjoy opportunities for hands-on learning, research, internships and access to technologically advanced facilities and equipment.

You are also free to join any of Embry-Riddle’s many groups and organizations that are dedicated to space, such as the Mars Society, the Society of Physics Students, the American Astronomical Society and more.

What are Space degrees?

Space degree programs at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus prepare you to work in an industry with unlimited horizons and out-of-this-world opportunities, including disciplines and roles that are still evolving as the industry grows. The deep connections between our expert faculty and space exploration companies ensure you will learn on the leading-edge of space innovation.

Where can I work with a Space degree from Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus?

Our graduates are in demand, and we boast an extremely high hire rate with private companies that include SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and United Launch Alliance, in addition to NASA and the Department of Defense. As the space industry grows, so will opportunities with companies that will be on the forefront of the next generation of space travel, many of which are located near the Daytona Beach Campus.

What are the Space degree programs at the Daytona Beach Campus?

We have 10 Bachelor of Science programs that include Aerospace Engineering and Space Physics, along with graduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering, Aviation, Engineering Physics, Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Engineering and Unmanned Systems, and doctoral programs in Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Physics.

Space Degrees & Programs at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus

Are you seeking a degree to help you transition into a new role or launch your space career? To put you on an upward trajectory, Embry-Riddle offers a full complement of space-related degrees at all levels.

Through your studies, you’ll gain hands-on experience and real-world applications, learning from faculty who are subject matter experts.

Chart your path to the stars by exploring the space degree program offerings at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus.

Career Outlook

Teaching future astronauts and space enthusiasts, planning a space mission, ensuring space flight safety, working in mission operations or helping further the commercialization of space — whichever space career path you choose, a degree from Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus can help launch you toward your goals.

Our space studies graduates emerge versed in all aspects of spaceflight, including space policy, operations and regulations.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a bright future for workers trained in these key technical skills.

Through 2024, the bureau anticipates 171,900 overall openings for all types of engineers; 8,600 new jobs for astronomers, space scientists and physicists; and 44,400 openings for aerospace engineering, operations and other technicians.


Our faculty and students are actively involved in space-related research. Read about how they’re positively impacting the industry in some recent projects below.

Learning Environments at the Daytona Beach Campus

Students attending the Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach Campus have access to some of the most advanced, high-tech laboratories and facilities available.

Chase Covello tries out the space suit prior to pressurization

Daytona Beach, FL Campus

  • The Daytona Beach Campus is located just 50 miles north of Kennedy Space Center and near many of our allied contractors situated on Florida’s Space Coast. With a strong focus on space, the campus features a large array of labs to facilitate hands-on learning through direct experience.
  • The Space Physics Research Lab and the Laboratory for Exosphere and Near-Space Environment Studies (LENSES) give students the chance to participate in externally funded research projects.
  • Students also use the 1-meter Ritchey-Chrétien reflecting telescope, one of the largest in Florida, to observe our solar system and beyond.