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General Education

The Embry-Riddle General Education program consists of required and elective courses designed to improve students’ capacity to write, speak before audiences, solve mathematical problems as well as enhance their knowledge in such areas as economics, history, information technology, literature, political science, psychology and the physical sciences. General Education prepares students not only for upper-level courses in their major but provides them with the skills to be successful in their careers after graduation. The General Education program also affords students the opportunity to explore ideas and methodologies outside of their majors to have a broader college experience and/or to apply new concepts to their research or in the workplace.


Program Overview

Embry-Riddle’s General Education Program has been designed, in part, to fulfill standards established by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the accrediting bodies for the numerous degrees taught within the institution including the Aviation Accreditation Board International, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, and Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

For more information, view the Accrediting Body Standards

At the Daytona Beach campus, the General Education program consists of the following:

  • COMMUNICATION (9 HOURS)                                  
  • LOWER-LEVEL HUMANITIES (3-6 HOURS)
  • LOWER-LEVEL SOCIAL SCIENCES (3-6 HOURS)    
  • UPPER LEVEL HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE (3 HOURS)
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (3 HOURS)
  • MATHEMATICS (6 HOURS)
  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES (6 HOURS)

General Education Courses

Most Embry-Riddle degree programs require that students complete a minimum of 36 hours of General Education coursework. A few require slightly more hours. In some cases, certain degree programs will specify General Education requirements to be completed by students. When choosing General Education courses, students should consult the First Year Program or academic advisor.

View the 2017-2018 General Education Courses


General Education Competencies

Students will synthesize and apply knowledge in order to define and solve problems within professional and personal environments.

  • Apply knowledge of college-level mathematics and economic principles for defining and solving problems.
  • Communicate ideas to technical and non-technical audiences through either effectively constructed documents and/or in non-written form, such as through oral presentations and visual media.
  • Conduct and report research accurately and in accordance with professional ethics.
  • Identify some of the important results of scientific inquiry in the physical and natural sciences, and use mathematical information in critical thinking and decision-making processes.
  • Use technology to organize and manipulate information to communicate ideas and concepts.
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the values communicated through the humanities, describe some of the historical and contemporary issues that affect societies, and recognize the complexity of human experience from a variety of perspectives, for example, cultural, aesthetic, social, technological, scientific, psychological, philosophical, and historical.

Students will, through mathematical proficiency and analysis, demonstrate the use of digitally enabled technology in order to interpret data for the purpose of drawing valid conclusions and solving associated mathematical and/or economic problems.

  • Apply knowledge of college-level mathematics and economic principles for defining and solving problems.

Students will conduct meaningful research, including gathering information from primary and secondary sources as well as incorporating and documenting source material in their writing.

  • Communicate ideas to technical and non-technical audiences through either effectively constructed documents and/or in non-written form, such as through oral presentations and visual media.
  • Conduct and report research accurately and in accordance with professional ethics.
  • Use technology to organize and manipulate information to communicate ideas and concepts.

Students will communicate concepts in written, digital, and oral forms for technical and/or non-technical audiences.

  • Communicate ideas to technical and non-technical audiences through either effectively constructed documents and/or in non-written form, such as through oral presentations and visual media.
  • Use technology to organize and manipulate information to communicate ideas and concepts.

Students will communicate concepts in written, digital, and oral forms for technical and/or non-technical audiences.

  • Communicate ideas to technical and non-technical audiences through either effectively constructed documents and/or in non-written form, such as through oral presentations and visual media.
  • Use technology to organize and manipulate information to communicate ideas and concepts.

Students will analyze historical events, cultures, cultural artifacts, social issues, and/or philosophical concepts.

  • Conduct and report research accurately and in accordance with professional ethics.
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the values communicated through the humanities, describe some of the historical and contemporary issues that affect societies, and recognize the complexity of human experience from a variety of perspectives, for example, cultural, aesthetic, social, technological, scientific, psychological, philosophical, and historical.
The student will be able to work effectively with others on diverse teams to produce quality written documents, oral presentations and/or meaningful projects. The student will assist in organizing others to accomplish a shared task, contribute actively to a group, and work to resolve any conflicts that occur.

Campus Assessments

Contact Us

To learn more about Embry-Riddle’s General Education program, contact Dr. Stephen G. Craft, University General Education Program Coordinator, at 386-226-6648 or crafts@erau.edu.