Science of aviation and aerospace
Aerospace Engineering and Aeronautical Science (professional pilot) are the most popular majors at Embry-Riddle, but if it concerns any aspect of aviation and aerospace, students will find it here. From business to meteorology, and safety to uncrewed aircraft systems, dedicated faculty lead small classes in studies that prepare graduates for in-demand careers. In fact, 95% of grads are employed or pursuing higher education within one year of graduation.
The nation’s first and only College of Business, Security, and Intelligence is focused on meeting the most critical needs of our nation and exemplifies Embry-Riddle’s commitment to leading the industry. Innovative and specialized majors include Aeronautical Science with Helicopter option, Simulation Science, Games and Animation; Forensic Psychology; and Forensic Biology. The state-of-the-art fleet of aircraft and flight training devices, Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium and STEM Center are among the impressive facililties that support student studies.
Leading companies including Boeing, SpaceX, Honeywell, the airlines, and governmental organizations actively recruit ERAU students because they know they’ll find the specialized knowledge and passion they seek in our students and graduates. Hands-on studies allow students to apply technical skills in a team environment, experience that sets them apart from others.
Located a mile high in the Bradshaw Mountains of central Arizona, the campus enjoys year-round mild weather, perfect for flying and for fun in the sun. More than 200 student clubs and organizations offer opportunities for connecting with friends and for professional advancement. Fifteen sports teams compete in the NAIA, and there are many intramural, club and recreational sports to keep Eagles fit. Nearly half the student population lives on campus in one of six residence hall complexes, all with easy access to classes and to seven eating establishments, like the popular Rocket Deli and Salads. Army and Air Force ROTC opportunities are available, some include generous scholarships.
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#5 The only university in the nation with online bachelor’s programs ranked in the top 5 for seven consecutive years | U.S. News & World Report
Two residential campuses: One in the scenic high desert of Prescott, Arizona, and one along the Atlantic Ocean in Daytona Beach, Florida, plus online learning options
Home to the largest professional flight program in the nation
Largest Aerospace Engineering program in the nation
Specialized curriculum geared towards in-demand careers in aviation, aerospace, security & intelligence & business
State-of-the-art labs, fleet and flight training devices, including the largest university telescope in the state of Florida and 8 ½ acre aircraft accident investigation lab in Arizona
ABET accredited engineering programs
Air Force and Army ROTC offered at both campuses, Navy ROTC is offered at the Daytona Beach campus
“I came here because of soccer and ROTC and the GSIS degree because I want to be in the military and ERAU is the perfect choice.”
“I loved every minute of my Capstone project. We bridged the gap between all the subjects we’d been learning—structures, aerodynamics, stability and controls, and performance—and apply them to an actual aircraft design.”
“I learned so much, in the classroom, and through campus involvement. Embry-Riddle enabled me so many amazing opportunities, I will forever be grateful to everyone that made that beautiful campus in Prescott feel like home.”
“Three NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center internships over three successive summers have rounded me as an engineer and as an individual. I now have experience in sensing systems, software, test engineering, and aerodynamics research. ”