Apr 13, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aviation Sciences

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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
Jessica Birnbaum
Lori Brown
Mervin Elliott
Jeremy Hierholzer
Kevin High
Willem Homan
Kyle Jehnzen
Geoffrey Lindenberg
Nathan Lisak
Mark Matteson
Matilda McLean
Terrance Michmerhuizen
William Rantz
Vladimir Risukhin
Gail Y. Rouscher
Gil Sinclair
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 Management and Operations - Bachelor of Science
  • Aviation Technical Operations - 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 2.75 overall GPA and a 3.0 College of Aviation GPA 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 3.0 or better from their prior institution. Once the student meets these requirements, the student will be eligible for flight training courses.

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