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Bachelor of Science in

Boeing forecasts 763,000 new pilot jobs and 739,000 maintenance technicians worldwide over the next 20 years*.

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 CEOs. 

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.


About Aeronautics at the Worldwide & Online Campus

The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics is a multidisciplinary online or on-campus degree program that combines previous work experience with courses of study in human factors, security, aviation safety, occupational safety and health, air traffic control, aircraft maintenance, and aeronautical science. The Aeronautics program at Embry-Riddle Worldwide is housed in the College of Aviation's Undergraduate Studies department.

Electives allow students to tailor degrees to particular interests and career goals, and is closely mapped to the career needs of the student and the demands of the industries they serve. 

Students can earn more than a quarter of the required semester hours from prior learning experience and receive your bachelor’s degree in as few as three years.

At the Worldwide & Online Campus you can structure your education around your lifestyle, taking classes where you want and when you want.

For students who choose to pursue their master’s degree, a 4+1 degree option is available.

Students can strengthen their aviation knowledge, credentials and experience base by adding several minor courses of study.

Graduates from the Worldwide Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics are not eligible to apply for a restricted privileges airline transport pilot (ATP) certificate.

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