The Center for Aviation Studies offers students across campus a unique opportunity for exposure to the aviation field through completion of a minor. Many students in aeronautical and astronautical engineering will minor in aviation to gain a hands-on understanding of the aircraft that they design. If a student in any field wants to work in the aviation industry as a finance manager, scheduler, operations manager, or airport planner, a minor in aviation is highly recommended.
The minor requirements can be satisfied with a variety of aviation classes. One item to note is that completion of private pilot training (in addition to required courses) will satisfy four hours of the minor requirements. This way, a student can earn their private pilot certificate as well as earn college credit for the training.
The minor in aviation consists of a minimum of 17 credit hours of required and elective course work.