ERAU—Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, FL

ERAU—Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, FL

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Undergrad Science & Engineering

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. 

State-of-the-art facilities support studies and research, and include the largest university telescope in the state of Florida. The MicaPLEX Research Center is home to several wind tunnels and business incubator. The fleet of aircraft includes Cessna 172s and Diamond DA 42 and flight training devices supplement flight training providing efficiency and cost savings.

Career focus
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.

Campus life
Located just minutes from the beaches along the eastern coast, 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. Nineteen sports teams compete in NCAA Division II, and there are many intramural, club and recreational sports to keep Eagles fit. Nearly half the student population lives on campus in one of eight residence hall complexes, all with easy access to classes and eating establishments, like the popular Propellers Food Truck. Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC opportunities are available, some include generous scholarships.



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


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


1st and only Aerospace Physiology Pre-med program in the nation


8th most innovative school in the south | U.S. News & World Report


#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

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

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "The Union has absolutely affected my student life for the better. Between classes, I go there to do homework, catch up with friends, get some food, or play ping-pong. I love the expansive design of the main lobby with a three-story atrium."

    • Rajan Khanna
      Aerospace Engineering
  • "I joined the Honors Program because I wanted to be the best of the best. This decision started a chain of opportunities, projects, and leadership roles, all of them bigger and better than I could have ever imagined."

    • Maggie Gallant
      Engineering Physics
  • "I operated the SARA ground-based telescope remotely through the astrophysics lab on campus. Alone in the lab at two o’clock in the morning, I felt inspired and awed by the work that I was doing."

    • Patrice Majewski
      Space Physics
  • "For each of the four launches, all the interns met at the top of LC-39A to watch liftoff. It was pretty wild standing on the pad where Apollo 11 launched to watch the completion of a mission that we all played a role in."

    • Joshua Kapsner
      Aerospace Engineering