The College of Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation. The degree consist of engineering foundation coursework, aviation core courses, and technical electives. Mathematics, physics, chemistry, and various engineering disciplines make up the engineering foundation. Our aviation program prepares well-rounded pilots who are equipped not only to run airports and fly planes, but to design, manage and operate aviation systems all over the world. For every pilot in an aircraft, there are at least 10 other aviation experts responsible for successfully planning and operating a flight. Other careers include airport and airline management, flight support and planning, government and regulatory oversight, and aviation research and development. The engineering foundation and aviation courses along with general education courses complete the degree program.

Incoming students enter this program as a pre-major, and entrance into the major requires the completion of the following courses:

Math 1151 and 1152 or 1172
Engineering 1181 and 1182
English 1110
Physics 1250
Aviation 2000 and 2100


The Professional Pilot Specialization results in students obtaining a commercial pilot certificate and instrument rating, and either a multi-engine rating or a flight instructor certificate.  Careers for our graduates include flight instruction, charters, regional and national airlines, fractional operators, industrial aviation, business aviation, cargo aviation, and other specialized flying.

Student Achievement Data

The student achievement data for this major can be viewed on the AABI Accreditation page. This data is provided to AABI in order to affirm our accreditation status.

Graduation requirements 

Please click on the links to access graduation requirements for the College of Engineering.

To meet the graduation requirements for the PROFESSIONAL PILOT SPECIALIZATION, 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.