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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Gil Sinclair, Chair
Main Office:  1510 Aviation Education Center (Battle Creek)
Telephone:  (269) 964-6993
Fax:  (269) 964-6473

Academic Faculty: 
Blair Balden
Patrick Benton
Mervin Elliott
Martin Grant
Kevin High
Willem Homan
William Rantz
Vladimir Risukhin
Raymond Thompson
Geoff Whitehurst
Lisa Whittaker

Flight Faculty:
Robert Bunday
Stephen Hasenick
G. Patrick Langworthy
Mike Ludwiczak
Dennis McFall
Tom McLaughlin
Dominic Nicolai
Gail Y. Rouscher
Dave Schrader
Ryan Seiler
Steven Tkachuk
Jim Whittles


The College of Aviation offers the following curricula:

  • Aviation Flight Science - Bachelor of Science
  • Aviation Science and Administration - Bachelor of Science
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology - Bachelor of Science

Admission to Aviation Curricula

Students who meet the WMU admission criteria will be placed in their major by the College of Aviation. To begin pilot training a Chief Flight Instructor approved application is required. Also a FAA 2nd class medical certificate is required. Enrollment in flight and flight theory courses is subject to a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or better earned at Western Michigan University. Entering freshmen without a WMU grade point average will be considered if they have earned a high school GPA of 3.0 and an ACT score of 21 or 970 on the SAT. Transfer students without a WMU GPA will be considered if they have earned a GPA of 2.0 or better from their prior institution (2.5 from a community college). Once the student meets these requirements, the student will be placed in the flight training courses by the College of Aviation Academic Advising Office.

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