The College of Arts & Sciences offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Air Transportation. The degree consist of a liberal arts foundation, core courses, and aviation electives. The liberal arts foundation is focused on writing, quantitative and logical skills, natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, and issues of the contemporary world. The Air Transportation major consists of a core taken by all aviation majors as well as electives related to Aviation Management or Flight Labs for students interested in pursuing the Professional Pilot Certification. The liberal arts general education courses and aviation courses together complete the degree program.
The Professional Pilot specialization results in students obtaining a private pilot’s license, an instrument rating, a commercial license, and either a multi-engine rating or a flight instructor’s certificate. To enter the Professional Pilot specialization, there is a competitive proactive interview to ensure that students understand the requirements, the curriculum, and our expectations. Careers for our graduates include flight instruction, charters, regional and national airlines, fractional operators, industrial aviation, business aviation, cargo aviation, and specialized flying.
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To meet the graduation requirements for the PROFESSIONAL PILOT CERTIFICATION, students must complete their private pilot, instrument, and commercial training. After these requirements are met, students have a choice to complete either their multi-engine or certified flight instructor training. Completion of these flight labs, in addition to other required courses, will fulfill a Professional Pilot student’s graduation requirements.