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Bachelor of Science in
Aeronautics

Boeing forecasts 558,000 new pilot jobs worldwide by the year 2034. Along with the increased pilot hiring, the company anticipates a need for 609,000 maintenance technicians*.

The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics (BSA) degree is designed specifically for students who work, have worked, or desire to work in aviation-related careers. For students with existing aviation-related knowledge and skills, this degree acknowledges a student's valuable acquired experience through the award of advanced standing prior-learning credit. The curriculum then builds on those skills and knowledge. The program also provides an opportunity for those students new to aviation to acquire aviation-specific knowledge through aviation-related coursework.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is recognized as a leader in the aviation industry, producing quality graduates who can successfully enter and succeed in the workforce. Our program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) which requires a rigorous review of the curriculum to ensure the highest standards of performance, integrity, and quality are maintained. As a result, many of our graduates are recognized as trailblazers and exceptional leaders in the aviation and aerospace industries including military general officers, astronauts, and CEO’s. 

Students pursue a variety of co-ops and internships with airline, aviation, and air transportation companies focused on safety, training, operations, dispatch, and transportation. Learn more about our Career Services Resources.

Embry-Riddle is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Students in our undergraduate Aeronautics program can minor in a range of specialties, depending on their campus affiliation like Unmanned Aircraft System, Aviation Maintenance and Air Traffic Control. 

*Read more about Boeing’s predictions in the article “Demand Unprecedented for Pilots and Technicians" on the company’s website.

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