Bachelor of Science in Space Physics

Bachelor of Science in
Space Physics

By pursuing this degree, students are empowered to explore the fundamental forces in nature through investigating atomic, nuclear and elementary particle systems.

Embry-Riddle’s Bachelor of Science in Space Physics is the only undergraduate space physics program in the U.S. It is designed for students with superior math and science skills who have a strong interest in space-related research. Space Physics majors work under the direction of research-active physicists who share their passion for understanding the universe. The Space Physics program at ERAU engages students in the scientific side of space exploration through studies of the Earth-Sun environment, atmospheric sciences, aurorae, planetary sciences, laboratory plasma physics, and exoplanets.

A Space Physics degree provides a strong experimental physics background, so graduates emerge from the program ready to work in basic or applied research or within the rapidly expanding commercial space industry. Graduates of the program are also well-prepared for careers in medical physics, biophysics, plasma physics, and in the military and security sectors.

Even as an undergraduate, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of faculty-sponsored research projects, most of which are supported by grants from NASA, the National Science Foundation, and other funding agencies.

Students at ERAU can join a number of campus organizations and clubs to begin professional networking and fully immerse themselves in the field. Examples of these include the student chapter of the Mars Society, Society of Physics Students, and Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honors society.