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Bachelor of Science in
Aviation Safety

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Safety helps flight safety students recognize the importance of managing risk in the aviation industry.

About the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Safety

The future of the aviation industry depends on maintaining the trust of the traveling public. In this program, Aviation Safety students learn how to identify hazards, manage risk, lead safety management systems and prepare for challenges. Whether on the flight deck, the hangar deck or the tower cab, Aviation Safety students develop the skills to identify problems and find solutions. 

At Embry-Riddle, students learn to think critically and anticipate the needs of a dynamic and ever-changing industry. Aviation Safety students explore the challenges facing today’s aviation industry, as well as emerging areas like uncrewed aircraft, autonomous systems and advanced air mobility. Graduates from this program will have a strong background in data analysis, safety principles, modern aircraft technology and more. Air safety is crucial for ensuring success within the aviation industry and maintaining a high standard of performance that safeguards passengers and pilots alike. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Opportunities available to you while studying Aviation Safety: 

  • Explain the tenets of ethical responsibility as it applies to aviation safety. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the essential components of air transportation that impact aviation safety. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the tools, techniques and programs that promote and enhance aviation safety. 
  • Interpret and analyze safety-related data to make informed decisions and recommendations that enhance aviation safety. 

Aviation Safety Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Embry‑Riddle’s reputation for academic and research excellence gives students the safety science skills to fill roles, including: 

  • Accident investigation 
  • Aircraft certification 
  • Data analysis 
  • Safety analysis 
  • Safety design 

Students who have earned an online degree in Aviation Safety enter the industry with companies such as: 

  • American Airlines 
  • Delta Air Lines 
  • Federal Aviation Administration 
  • National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) 
  • Virgin Galactic 

Aviation Safety Salary Information

As of 2023, graduates with an aviation safety degree tend to receive competitive salaries, with an average income of $58,000 annually. 


About Aviation Safety at the Worldwide & Online Campus

Embry-Riddle is the world-renowned aviation and aerospace education leader with deep connections to the defense and aerospace industries. The Aviation Safety curriculum introduces domains integral to aviation operations, including maintenance, air traffic control, safety science, airport operations and flight safety. 

At the Worldwide & Online Campus, students can structure their education around their lifestyle, taking classes where and when they want, while pursuing safety-related domains. Online students can use the Virtual Crash Lab, which allows them to map a crash site and investigate wreckage in a virtual environment.  

Aviation Safety Information

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

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