Bachelor of Science in
Commercial Space Operations

Imagine the challenges one could face every day if their career were dedicated to launching a brand-new facet of space exploration and travel. Amazingly, there is a degree to match your ambitions. Embry-Riddle offers the world’s first Commercial Space Operations degree program. Linking the commercial space industry and regulatory agencies with ERAU’s well-established aviation and aerospace connections, this program teaches students to solve challenges such as airspace traffic coordination, launch operations, and training and certification requirements.

Students can be part of the world’s first commercial space operations degree program. An innovator in aerospace and aviation education, ERAU is backed with expertise and committed to teaching an interdisciplinary curriculum that aligns with global space industry demands.

ERAU collaborates with the Space Generation Advisory Council to promote space activities and strengthen the space workforce through education and career development.

This non-engineering degree program has been structured with the help of the commercial space industry and affiliated space agencies, including NASA and the FAA-Commercial Transportation office (FAA-AST) to help match the strengths of the CSO graduates with the industry's needs.

Students in this innovative program can specialize in either Space Policy and Operations or Operations Science and Technology.


About Commercial Space Operations at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

The Bachelor of Science in Commercial Space Operations (CSO) program opens a doorway into one of the newest and most innovative non-engineering fields in the aerospace industry. This unique program focuses on policy, operations, safety, training, human factors, and planning elements of commercial and private space operations. The interdisciplinary nature of this program prepares students to integrate the many different factors involved in space operations while also allowing them to specialize in either Space Policy and Operations or Operations Science and Technology.

The Bachelor of Science in Commercial Space Operations degree is housed in the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences in the College of Aviation.

ERAU’s CSO program is designed to prepare students for work in the commercial spaceflight industry. Graduates will be skilled in areas of space policy, operations, regulation and certification, as well as spaceflight safety, space program training, management, and planning.

Embry-Riddle's undergraduate CSO degree is an interdisciplinary program that encompasses the human factors of space flight and training; the safety, security, and risk assessment of space operations; and the simulation, training, and planning involved with the space flight projects, vehicles, and spaceports.

Embry-Riddle's new CSO degree program introduces students to the exciting and expanding world of commercial and private space flight, private and cooperative space programs, and the growing area of commerce in space research.

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.

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Degree Summary

120-122 Credits

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