Bachelor of Science in
Aerospace and Occupational Safety

The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Occupational Safety program is designed for students who have a keen interest in safety and want to work to prevent potential hazards.  ERAU’s long history, focused on safety, has positioned the university to offer an unmatched learning experience concentrating on exposing and minimizing potential hazards. The B.S. in Aerospace and Occupational Safety program gives students direct access to a dedicated and focused faculty who bring years of experience in the field of aviation and industrial safety.

Because of the multidisciplinary course material, students graduate prepared to work not only in the aviation industry but also in non-aerospace areas.

This program teaches its graduates to provide safety management expertise to companies following federal standards from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Transportation (DOT), and Department of Energy (DOE), as well as state environment, health, hygiene, and workplace standards. The curriculum also meets the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) standards.

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.

Students will study authentic scenarios and learn critical analysis in facilities like The Crash Lab that allows students to examine aviation accidents. Students in this program are often called upon to evaluate and identify potential hazards from other University projects, too. Student clubs and organizations will provide not only recreation, but the opportunity to improve student life by contributing to building a safer campus environment. 


About Aerospace and Occupational Safety at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

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 B.S. in Aerospace and Occupational Safety degree is housed in the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences in the College of Aviation.

With a complete offering of Safety and Health Management, Aviation Forensics, and Occupational Safety courses, students will be prepared to work in the aviation industry as well as in non-aerospace industries.

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.

Aerospace and Occupational Safety students attend classes in dynamic labs and facilities.

The Campus is adjacent to the Daytona Beach International Airport and the NextGen Test Bed, and is also close to NASA and Kennedy Space Center.

Students are eligible to participate in study abroad programs

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Degree Summary

122 Credits

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