Prescott, AZ


Prescott, AZ

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Undergrad Science & Engineering

Science & Engineering Profile

Engineer your future

Embry-Riddle’s aerospace engineering program is among the largest in the nation and has earned the #1 spot in U.S. News & World Report College Ranking guide for nearly two decades. An applied, hands-on approach is supported by state-of-the art labs, opportunities to take part in prestigious academic competitions around the world, and a reputation in industry that attracts employers seeking interns and passionate professionals. In fact, 94% of grads are employed or pursuing higher education within one year of graduation. 

Career focus
As technology ushers in new and exciting breakthroughs in how humans explore space, the industry requires experts in every facet of transportation. Leading companies including Boeing, SpaceX, Honeywell, the airlines, and governmental organizations actively recruit ERAU students. Employers flock to Embry-Riddle because of the specialized knowledge they find in our students and graduates. Hands-on projects outside the classroom apply technical skills in a team environment that set our grads apart from others; projects that include international contests like AUVSI, EcoCAR, and Formula SAE. 

Campus life
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 100 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.



#1 Aerospace Engineering program in the nation | U.S. News & World Report


#1 in Florida & Arizona highest earning potential bachelor’s degree | Payscale


#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

At a Glance

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

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

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “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.”

    • Brenna Quinn
      Global Security and Intelligence Studies
  • “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.”

    • Colton Campbell ’18
      Aerospace Engineering
  • “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.”

    • Lisanne Kippenberg
      Aviation Business Administration
  • “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. ”

    • Deborah Jackson
      Aerospace Engineering