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Bachelor of Science in
Aeronautics

Boeing forecasts 558,000 new pilot jobs worldwide by the year 2034. Along with the increased pilot hiring, the company anticipates a need for 609,000 maintenance technicians*.

The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics (BSA) degree is designed specifically for students who work, have worked, or desire to work in aviation-related careers. For students with existing aviation-related knowledge and skills, this degree acknowledges a student's valuable acquired experience through the award of advanced standing prior-learning credit. The curriculum then builds on those skills and knowledge. The program also provides an opportunity for those students new to aviation to acquire aviation-specific knowledge through aviation-related coursework.

The aviation industry knows about and respects Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and our graduates, whether for positions as pilots, air traffic management, meteorology, safety, business, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment categories in support of air transportation are expected to grow by 25 percent through 2022.

Students pursue a variety of co-ops and internships with airline, aviation, and air transportation companies focused on safety, training, operations, dispatch, and transportation. Learn more about our Career Services Resources.

According to PayScale.com, the median salary for Aeronautical Engineers is $79,000 per year, with a top end of approximately $142,000 per year.

Embry-Riddle is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

BSA students can minor in a range of specialties, depending on their campus affiliation like Unmanned Aircraft System, Aviation Maintenance and Air traffic Control.  See our list of Minors according to campus. 

*Read more about Boeing’s predictions in the article “Demand unprecedented for pilots and technicians" on the company’s website.

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