The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics Degree offered at Embry-Riddle Prescott is a multidisciplinary program that meets the needs of the aviation and aerospace industry guidelines.

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This respected degree is designed specifically for students who work, have worked or want to work in aviation-related careers and awards credit for prior experience.

About the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics

The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics (BSA) degree program requires interesting and relevant curriculum to ensure the highest standards of performance, quality, integrity, flight training and flight ratings are maintained. 

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. For students with existing aviation-related knowledge and skills, this aviation degree then builds on acquired experience, skills and knowledge. The program also provides an opportunity for students new to aviation to acquire aviation-specific knowledge through aviation-related coursework.

Student Learning Outcomes

While earning a degree in aeronautics, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain understanding in the areas of airplanes, helicopters, air traffic control or other areas of aviation 
  • Develop practical skills focused on safety, training operations, dispatch, flight training and transportation
  • Explore interests in designing an airplane or other types of flying machines, manufacturing aircraft, operating aircraft and maintaining them

Aeronautics Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

The 2023 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook projects a global need for 649,000 new commercial airline pilots and 690,000 maintenance technicians over the next 20 years. With a 95% placement rate, Embry-Riddle graduates are set to enter the aerospace industry, finding careers as flight instructors, air traffic controllers, aviation investigators and pilots. 

Students earning an aviation degree often accept employment offers from top companies such as Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and the US Military. 

Aeronautics Salary Information

With demand in the aerospace industry rising, earning an aviation degree from Embry-Riddle provides the opportunity for competitive salaries, with alumni averaging $86,000 annually.


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.  

At the Worldwide & Online Campus you can structure your education around your lifestyle, taking classes where you want and when you want. Students can earn more than a quarter of the required semester hours from prior learning experience and receive their bachelor’s degree in as few as three years. 

Tracks/Specialties and/or Certificates

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

Aeronautics Information

  • Credits: 120
  • Online or In-Person: Fully online, EagleVision Virtual Classroom or see if a Worldwide location is close to you

Professional Accreditation

The Aeronautics program is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI)

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