Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a group of private universities located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, among others. It is the largest, fully-accredited university system specializing in aerospace and aviation in the United States. They have around 3,000 academic staff members and 30,000 total students, as of 2015. Their endowment is around $110 million.
Embry-Riddle offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics, which is available through their fully online campus. This is a 120-credit degree program, which includes courses such as:
- Aviation Legislation
- Statistics with Aviation Applications
- Aviation Safety
Students can also add majors or concentrations in some of the following areas: Aeronautical Science, Aviation Maintenance, Aviation History, and aviation/aerospace related coursework in Safety, Security, Transportation, Engineering, and Unmanned Systems.
Embry-Riddle offers a 4+1 degree program that allows students to pursue their BSA and MSA in only five years. Students begin to take graduate-level courses during their senior year of undergraduate study, before transitioning into the full master’s program (which they can complete in one year). Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate superior academic capability.