Embry-Riddle’s Bachelor of Science in Space Physics is designed for students with superior math and science skills and have a strong interest in space. Graduates emerge with the skills needed to excel in graduate studies, to contribute to the growing commercial space movement in a meaningful way, or to begin a career in applied physics. Students in the Space Physics program work under the direction of renowned physicists who share their passion for the universe. The Space Physics program at ERAU is designed to help students explore the physical phenomena observed in our universe, as well as measure the physical parameters of nearby exoplanets using our campus observatories.
A Space Physics degree provides a strong experimental physics background, so graduates emerge from the program ready to work in research or within the burgeoning commercial space industry.
Program graduates are also well suited for pursuing careers in medical physics, biophysics, plasma physics, and in the military and security sectors.
Even as an undergraduate, students have the opportunity to be involved with a variety of faculty-sponsored research projects.
Students at ERAU can join a number of professional organizations and clubs to begin networking and fully immerse themselves in the field. Organizations of interest include the student chapter of the Mars Society, Society of Physics Students, and Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honors society.
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Heather Wernke spent last summer discovering new, massive stars at the Wyoming Infrared Observatory (WIRO).
Embry-Riddle Space Physics students and faculty joined over five hundred of the world’s experts in space physics at the LIGO Scientific Collaboration-Virgo Conference to continue discussing the emerging science of gravitational waves.