Bachelor of Science in
Aeronautical Science

More than a half-million pilot jobs will open up worldwide over the next 19 years, according to a report by Boeing*. 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.

In today's airlines, one in four pilots is an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University graduate. Entering the aviation job market with a degree from Embry-Riddle will ensure you are considered for the top jobs in 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 is an FAA-approved ATP-CTP course.

Students can start flying right away at ERAU. Our fleet includes Diamond DA42s, Cessna 172s, Piper Arrows, and a Super Decathlon for upset training. The Prescott campus also offers Robinson helicopters, R-22 and R-44 models, for those who aspire to command rotary-wing aircraft.

With pleasant weather year-round, both our Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses provide optimum flight conditions.

This is the largest degree program for professional pilots in the world. Embry-Riddle 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.


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