May 30, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aviation Sciences

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Gil Sinclair, Chair
Main Office:  1219 Aviation Education Center
Telephone:  (269) 964-6993
Fax:  (269) 964-6473
Main campus: 2232 Kohrman Hall
Telephone: (269) 387-0676

Academic Faculty: 
Blair Balden
Lori Brown
Mervin Elliott
Jeremy Hierholzer
Kevin High
Willem Homan
Terrance Michmerhuizen
William Rantz
Vladimir Risukhin
Gail Y. Rouscher
Geoff Whitehurst
Lisa Whittaker

Flight Faculty:
Stephen Hasenick
G. Patrick Langworthy
Dennis McFall
Dominic Nicolai
Ryan Seiler
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 (1st class is recommended). Enrollment in flight and flight theory courses is subject to a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 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 SAT score of 1070 or 21 on the ACT. Transfer students without a WMU GPA will be considered if they have earned a GPA of 2.5 or better from their prior institution (3.0 from a community college). Once the student meets these requirements, the student will be placed in the flight training courses by the flight operations staff.

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