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Bachelor of Science in
Space Operations

Our innovative Bachelor of Science in Space Operations focuses on mission operations, human factors, and space policy of public and private space operations.

Do you see yourself working in space operations?

Envision the possibilities you could experience every day if your career were dedicated to launching or operating a space mission. There is a degree to match your ambitions. Embry-Riddle offers the world’s first Space Operations degree program.

Linking the space industry and regulatory agencies with Embry-Riddle’s well-established aviation and aerospace connections, this program teaches students to solve challenges such as airspace traffic coordination, launch operations, and training and certification requirements.

Students can be part of the world’s first space operations degree program. An innovator in aerospace and aviation education, Embry-Riddle is backed with expertise and committed to teaching an interdisciplinary curriculum that aligns with global space industry demands.

This non-engineering degree program has been structured with the help of the commercial space industry and affiliated space agencies, including NASA and the FAA-Commercial Transportation Office (FAA-AST), to help match the strengths of the graduates with the industry's needs.


About Space Operations at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

The Bachelor of Science in Space Operations program opens a doorway into one of the newest and most innovative non-engineering fields in the aerospace industry. This unique program focuses on policy, operations, safety, training, human factors, and planning elements of public and private space operations. The interdisciplinary nature of this program prepares students to integrate the many different factors involved in space operations while also allowing them to specialize in either Space Policy and Operations or Operations Science and Technology.

What can I do with a Space Operations degree?

Embry-Riddle’s Space Operations program is designed to prepare students for work in both public and private spaceflight industries at companies like SpaceX and NASA. Graduates will be skilled in areas of space policy, operations, regulation and certification, as well as spaceflight safety, space program training, management, and planning.

The Bachelor of Science in Space Operations degree is housed in the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences in the College of Aviation.

Embry-Riddle's undergraduate Space Operations degree is an interdisciplinary program that encompasses the human factors of space flight and training; the safety, security, and risk assessment of space operations; and the simulation, training, and planning involved with the space flight projects, vehicles, and spaceports.

This degree program introduces students to the exciting and expanding world of public, private space flight, private and cooperative space programs, and the growing area of commerce in space research.

The campus is adjacent to the Daytona Beach International Airport and the NextGen Test Bed, and is also close to NASA and Kennedy Space Center.

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120-122 Credits

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