Undergraduate Major Details
Aerospace Science and Engineering
What Can I Do With This Major?
About this major
The Aerospace Science and Engineering major is in the College of Engineering.
A great starting point when you are unsure what careers relate to your academic interests. Check out specific job titles, work places and links to related professional organizations:
The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.
|California State General Services, Mechanical Engineering Unit|
|ERIKS Seals & Plastics, Inc.|
|NASA Johnson Space Center|
|NASA Langley Research Center|
|Space System Loral|
|Think Global, Launch Local|
|UC Davis College of Engineering|
|UC Davis Student Academic Success Center|
|United Airlines VanNuys|
Graduating Class Demographics
The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.
|Year||Graduating Class||Completed First Destination Survey||Response Rate|
Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.
|Year||Employed*||Seeking Employment||Attending Graduate School||Other+|
|* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.
Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.
|Boeing Company||Entry Engineer|
|California Regional Training Institute||Junior Youth Empowerment Program Cluster Coordinator|
|NASA Ames Research Center||Student Research Assistant|
|University of California, Davis||Administrative Student Associate|
|University of California, Davis||Assistant Engineer|
Salary Summary Statistics
The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.
|Year||Mean||Median||Minimum||Maximum||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|