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Bachelor of Science in
Aeronautical Science

The demand for professional pilots has never been higher, and this respected degree program is helping prepare the next generation of leaders on the flight deck.

The 2020 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook projects a global need for 763,000 new commercial airline pilots over the next 20 years. The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science from ERAU prepares graduates to fill these upcoming positions by combining a four-year technical degree with flight training.

Entering the aviation job market with a degree from Embry-Riddle will ensure you are considered for the top jobs in the industry.

Students not only learn to fly, they also gain skills in leadership, critical thinking, and research as well as insight into the business aspects of the industry.

The program emphasizes the following skill sets in the education of its pilots:

  • Leadership ability as demanded by today's leading aviation companies
  • Decision-making aptitude to accurately and quickly assess situations and manage risk — skills that serve you well not just professionally, but in all aspects of life
  • Knowledge of effective resource management, human factors, and safety awareness that can be applied to many endeavors

The program offers an FAA-approved ATP-CTP.

Known as the largest degree program for professional pilots in the world, Embry-Riddle also has the largest civilian flight training fleet in the United States, based on enrollment figures and fleet size.

The academic portion of the curriculum includes aeronautics, aerodynamics, flight physiology including high altitude training, and more.

The Aeronautical Science program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).

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