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Bachelor of Science in
Space Operations

Our innovative Bachelor of Science in Space Operations focuses on mission operations, payload integration, human factors and space policy.

Do you see yourself working in space operations?

Envision the possibilities you could experience every day if your career was dedicated to launching or operating a space mission. There is a degree to match your ambitions. Embry-Riddle offers the Space Operations degree program tailored for applied mission applications.

Linking the space industry and regulatory agencies with Embry-Riddle’s well-established aviation and aerospace connections, this program teaches students to solve challenges such as launch licensing, mission operations, training and certification requirements.

An innovator in aerospace and aviation education, Embry-Riddle is backed with expertise and committed to teaching an interdisciplinary curriculum that aligns with global space industry demands.

This non-engineering degree program has been structured with the help of the commercial space industry and affiliated space agencies, including NASA and the FAA-Commercial Transportation Office (FAA-AST), to help match the strengths of the graduates with the industry's needs.


About Space Operations at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

The Bachelor of Science in Space Operations program opens a doorway for non-engineers into the exciting and innovative space industry. This unique program focuses on policy, operations, safety, training, human factors, and planning elements of public and private space operations. The interdisciplinary nature of this program prepares students to integrate the many different factors involved in space operations into their studies.

What can I do with a Space Operations degree?

Embry-Riddle’s undergraduate Space Operations program is designed to prepare students for work in the space industry at companies like Blue Origin and SpaceX. Graduates will be skilled in areas of space policy, mission operations, management and planning.

The Bachelor of Science in Space Operations degree is housed in the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences in the College of Aviation.

Embry-Riddle's undergraduate Space Operations degree is an interdisciplinary program encompassing many areas of spaceflight, including human factors, mission safety, risk assessment, mission planning, simulation, training, and space vehicle and spaceport regulation. This degree program introduces students to the exciting and expanding world of public, private and cooperative space flight.

The campus is adjacent to the Daytona Beach International Airport and the NextGen Test Bed, and is also close to NASA and Kennedy Space Center.

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