ERAU's Department of Aeronautical Science has long provided a renowned education in aviation, with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree that is the preeminent program of its kind in the world, along with a B.S. in Aeronautical Science and a B.S. in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science.

The department also offers several minors: Aeronautical StudiesAviation LawFlight; and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science.

The faculty members in this department are dedicated to aviation students and take seriously the idea that graduates should be "Ready to Work and Prepared to Lead." The student body is highly diverse, coming from all over the globe; all have a drive to succeed in aeronautics-related careers.

Students should have a strong background in science and mathematics. Beyond that, they get invaluable instruction from experienced airline pilots, military pilots, Top Gun graduates, test pilots, and corporate and commuter pilots, along with aeronautical engineers, chief flight instructors, and experts in flight safety, resource management, dispatching, navigation, and other fields essential to success in an aviation career.

The department's academic courses are complemented by the flight curriculum to create a unique blend of academics and flight training. Students graduate with a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of flight, prepared to start careers as aviation professionals.

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Submissions from 2021


How Faculty’s Academic Support Influence First-Year Female Students in Aviation: A Qualitative Case Study, Eugene Kim and Jorge L. Albelo


Women in Aviation: A Phenomenological Study Exploring the Needs and Wants Necessary for Graduation, Eugene Kim and Jorge L. Albelo

Submissions from 2019


UAS Flight Operations in Complex Terrain: Assessing the Agricultural Impact from Hurricane Maria in the Central Mountainous Region of Puerto Rico, Kevin A. Adkins


Beyond the Noise: The Airport Proprietor Exception and the Long Beach Airport Experience, Daniel Friedenzohn

Submissions from 2017


Developing a Homeland Security Curriculum: A Case Study in Outcomes-Based Education, Daniel A. Cutrer


Increased System Fidelity for Navy Aviation Hypoxia Training, Beth. F. Wheeler Atkinson, Janet Marnane, Daniel L. Immeker, Jonathan Reeh, John Zbranek, Ashwin K. Balasubramanian, David M. McEttrick, and W. Tyler Scheeler

Submissions from 2016


Portable Water Purification System, Marc Compere, Yan Tang, Shavin Pinto, and Yung Wong

Submissions from 2015


Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities for States and Local Governments, Daniel Friedenzohn and Mike Branum

Submissions from 2013


Balance and Alliance, Daniel Friedenzohn


Delayed Flights and Delayed Action: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Tarmac Delay Regulations and Their Impact on Air Travel, Daniel Friedenzohn

Submissions from 2012


NextGen Flight Deck Data Comm: Auxiliary Synthetic Speech Phase I, Tracy Lennertz, Judith Bürki-Cohen, Andrea L. Sparko, Nickolas D. Macchiarella, Jason Kring, Mike Coman, Tom Haritos, and Jeffry Alvarado

Submissions from 2011


The Aircraft Sector Understanding: New Financing Rules that Reflect the Aviation World of Today, Daniel Friedenzohn

Submissions from 2010


Code-Sharing in the U.S. Airline Industry: Effective Disclosure Requirements for an Aspect of Air Transport That Is Complex, Important, and Often Misunderstood, Daniel Friedenzohn

Submissions from 2008


An Application of High Fidelity FTDs for Ab Initio Pilot Training: The Way Ahead, Nickolas D. Macchiarella, Tim Brady, and Brandon S. Lyon

Submissions from 2006


Transfer of Training from Flight Training Devices to Flight for Ab-Initio Pilots, Nickolas D. Macchiarella, Pamela K. Arban, and Shawn M. Doherty