Embry-Riddle Worldwide to Launch Four New Degrees Beginning This Fall

The Worldwide Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is introducing four new online degrees in the areas of homeland security, project management, aviation maintenance and aerospace engineering - with some being offered as soon as this summer.

Global safety concerns have created new challenges for government and its role in protecting citizens. The Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security (BSHS) degree prepares students to overcome these issues while also addressing needs of the private sector.

"The Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security is one of the most successful programs at our Daytona Beach Campus, with graduate placement rates close to 100 percent. We’re excited to now offer it to Worldwide students online,” said Dr. John Griffith of the Department of Security, Emergency Response and Interdisciplinary Studies. “It’s designed by expert faculty so graduates meet the changing national threats to security or commerce. This is also an excellent degree for working adults with emergency management or security experience.”  

Homeland Security coursework will help students develop highly marketable skills such as the ability to perform risk analyses, write emergency management plans, and understand how to identify and protect critical infrastructure. Graduates of this program may find employment opportunities in federal or state government, universities, and the military or in the private sector.

Students looking for a solid project management foundation for work in sectors like technology, healthcare, global infrastructure, renewable energy and finance can enroll in the new Bachelor of Science in Project Management on July 1. The program features a curriculum developed entirely by certified Project Management Professionals®, giving project managers the tools needed to make effective and efficient decisions.

Project Management students interested in a master's degree can enroll in courses in the 4+1 option, which allows students to earn a master’s degree in one year after finishing their bachelor’s degree.

The Master of Aviation Maintenance (MAM) degree program, which also kicks off on July 1, will prepare students to become competent supervisors and managers of aviation maintenance programs in a dynamic and highly complex global aviation industry.

By focusing on important areas like management and safety, the aviation maintenance core gives students an opportunity to complement their practical experience with a study of aviation safety -  focusing on the theories and concepts of human factors, mechanical and structural factors, system safety, and maintenance-related safety practices.

Aerospace engineering is one of the most challenging and innovative career paths in the world. With the new Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree program, students can prepare for a future in the aerospace industry or research and development with a graduate-level thesis.

“By being available online, the Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering should allow a large number of engineers to increase their knowledge and skills for either furthering their education or enhancing opportunities in their workplace,” said Dr. Bruce Conway, Professor of Engineering Sciences at Worldwide. “Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s award-winning online capabilities offer the perfect means for students to take advantage of Embry-Riddle’s highly acclaimed aerospace engineering program.”

The 30-credit program – which features coursework on aerospace structures and composites, with a concentration in structures and materials – will begin in January 2017.

To learn more about these and other Worldwide programs, check out the 2016-2017 Worldwide catalog



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