Bachelor of Science in
This flexible online program is designed to help pilots and student pilots learn the management skills that boost career advancement opportunities in a short time frame.
The Bachelor of Science in Pilot Operations (BSPO) is designed for undergraduate students with an interest in aeronautical science who are already licensed or in the process of becoming pilots. It provides a straightforward degree path for the operational professional pilot.
Offered fully online, this fast-track program provides students key flexibility that allows for needed work and life balance. The collection of classes has been handpicked to maximize the outcomes that will benefit students.
Pilots who already hold their multi-engine ATP or are commercial/instrument rated with any added ratings—such as multi-engine and either a flight dispatcher, flight engineer or added jet type rating—can transfer up to 45 credits toward this 120-credit degree.
The BSPO is intended to help students achieve leadership roles that demand a degree, such as line pilots who want to be promoted to chief pilots or warrant officers in the military who are transitioning to civilian careers.
About Pilot Operations at the Worldwide & Online Campus
If pilots are qualified to transfer the full 45 credits, the BSPO offers the most affordable and efficient way to achieving a bachelor’s degree with an aviation focus that carries the prestigious Embry-Riddle name.
Embry-Riddle is recognized as an educational and thought leader in aviation and aerospace, producing quality graduates who can successfully enter and thrive in leadership roles. Our expert faculty members bring years of operational experience to the courses and maintain deep connections to this complex and rapidly changing industry.
As a result, many of our graduates are recognized as trailblazers and exceptional leaders and our alumni ranks include airline and aerospace executives, military general officers and astronauts.
The Bachelor of Science in Pilot Operations is an online program that acknowledges a student's valuable experience through the award of up to 45 advanced standing prior-learning credits. The specially designed curriculum then builds on those skills and knowledge to focus on key attributes needed by leaders and managers.
Housed in the Embry-Riddle Worldwide College of Aviation, this flexible, accelerated program allows focused and driven professional pilots to earn their degree in as little as two years, boosting potential career advancement opportunities in a short time frame.
The BSPO also offers an affordable option that helps avoid the high cost of flying at a Part 141 school yet still provides a prestigious Embry-Riddle degree, no matter where pilots choose to train.
In addition, our leading-edge distance learning capabilities mean you can structure your online education around your lifestyle, taking classes where you want and when you want.
Graduates from the Worldwide Bachelor of Science in Pilot Operations are not eligible to apply for a restricted privileges airline transport pilot (ATP) certificate.
|Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical and Life Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science may be chosen from as listed, assuming prerequisites are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.|
|Communication Theory and Skills|
|Any Communication Theory and Skills above ENGL 106||9|
|Lower-Level Humanities (Any Lower or Upper Level Humanities)||3|
|Upper-Level Humanities (Any Upper Level Humanities)||3|
|Any Social Science||6|
|Any College Algebra or Higher Math Series||6|
|Any Computer Science||3|
|ASCI 121L||Airmen Knowledge Test Preparation||1|
|ASCI 121||Private Pilot Operations||5|
|ASCI 222||Instrument Pilot Operations||3|
|ASCI 333||Commercial Pilot Operations||3|
|ASCI 254||Aviation Legislation||3|
|ASCI 301||Introduction to Air Traffic Control||3|
|ASCI 357||Flight Physiology||3|
|ASCI 412||Corporate and Business Aviation||3|
|ASCI 426||Airport Management in ATM||3|
|ASCI 491||Operational Applications in Aeronautics||3|
|AMNT 260||Aircraft Electrical Systems Theory||3|
|AMNT 271||Airframe Systems and Applications||3|
|AMNT 272||Fundamentals of Aircraft Avionics||3|
|AMNT 281||Turbine Engine Theory and Applications||3|
|AMNT 416||Aviation Maintenance Management: A Global Perspective||3|
|MGMT 201||Principles of Management||3|
|SFTY 320||Human Factors in Aviation Safety||3|
|SFTY 330||Aircraft Accident Investigation||3|
|SFTY 335||Mechanical and Structural Factors in Aviation Safety||3|
|SFTY 345||Aviation Safety Program Management||3|
|SFTY 409||Aviation Safety||3|
|RSCH 202||Introduction to Research Methods||3|
|WEAX 201||Meteorology I||3|
|WEAX 301||Aviation Weather||3|
|Total Degree Requirements||120|
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