Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics

Become an Expert in the Wide World of Aviation

Tell Us About Yourself

Eagles Fly Higher 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is ready to help you launch your passion for aeronautics into the stratosphere.

When you become an Eagle, you join an institution with historical ties to aviation. We have been at the forefront of groundbreaking aeronautical milestones since the earliest days of flight, and you can help lead global aeronautics into the future.

Embry‑Riddle students receive some of the highest quality aeronautics instruction available anywhere in the world. Embry-Riddle's Worldwide Campus has the highest ranked for online bachelor's programs among private institutions and is #5 in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans in "U.S. News & World Report’s" 2024 rankings. 

Scholarships and Aid

Did you know that 94% of Embry‑Riddle freshmen receive some form of financial aid through scholarships, grants and loans? Scholarship applications are open to all students who qualify. 

When it comes to educational funding, you have options at Embry‑Riddle. Don’t let the cost of attending deter you from advancing your education and your career.  

Our dedicated counselors can advise you on ways to help finance your future and focus on your studies. You can be assured an investment in Embry‑Riddle is a wise one.  

Experience the Embry-Riddle Advantage

We have designed the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics for students passionate about aviation-related careers. Students who have work or military experience related to flight, air traffic control, uncrewed systems or aircraft maintenance can transfer their experience into program credit. 

Most students with past aviation-related experience enter the program as sophomores, bringing them closer to graduation and their future careers in aeronautics. 

As a graduate, you will enter a field eager to hire talented professionals to serve a growing global demand for aviation experts. Most Embry‑Riddle alumni secure a job immediately upon graduation. 

At Embry‑Riddle, the sky isn't the limit. It's only the beginning. 

Alumni in the Field

Dean Peter Hoffman
Embry‑Riddle provided demanding, challenging and rewarding academic experiences while still allowing me the flexibility to work my education into my everyday life.
Juan Andrés Mesa Sánchez (’21), B.S. in Aeronautics Worldwide Alumnus, Pilot

Key Benefits

  • Prestigious History
    Embry-Riddle's aeronautical roots date back to 1926.
  • Extensive Network
    Our global reputation in aviation leads to connections with industry leaders.
  • Career Support
    Graduates find their fit in a wide range of employers and fields.

Program Highlights

  • Design Your Degree
    Aeronautics is a diverse field serving a large industry. Choose an area of focus that highlights your interests.
  • Work Experience Earns You Credit
    If you have work or military experience in the industry, you can apply it toward your degree.
  • Personalized Program
    Students work with their faculty to develop a culminating experience allowing you to demonstrate your personalized program insights.
  • Internships & Co-Ops
    Apply coursework to workplace conditions with top companies and organizations.

Program Outcomes

The curriculum in this program prepares students for careers in aeronautics and related fields, as well as sets them on a potential path for continued schooling and lifelong learning. Previous students have been hired for both internships and jobs by the U.S. Military, Amentum, The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Gulfstream Aerospace and more. Surveyed graduates from our online B.S. in Aeronautics report a placement rate of 96% in the year following graduation.  


  • Pilot
  • Captain
  • Production Superintendent
  • Flight Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Insider Threat Analyst
  • Product Security Engineer
  • Software Engineer

By the Numbers


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