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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aviation Flight Science (AFSJ)(123 hours)

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The Aviation Flight Science curriculum prepares students for a career in aviation as a professional pilot. It emphasizes intellectual as well as technical competencies and is geared toward educating captains, not just training pilots. Flight training and prerequisite course work ensures that students learn essentials that are required by the commercial airline industry. Concepts emphasized include Crew Resource Management (CRM), Line Oriented Flight Training (LOFT), international flight, airline regulations, profitability, management and administration. Equipment includes a modern fleet of single- and multi-engine aircraft and state-of-the-art Flight Training Devices (FTD) which provide exposure to current Electronic Flight Instrumentation Systems (EFIS) and Flight Management Systems (FMS). Graduates of this curriculum earn their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument and Multi-engine Land ratings.

FAA Medical Certificate

Students considering this curriculum are highly encouraged to obtain a FAA First Class Medical Certificate before committing to this program. An FAA Second Class Medical Certificate is a prerequisite for the first flight course (AVS 2220).

Drug Testing

All students are required to subject themselves to the college approved drug testing procedure before being allowed to participate in any flight activity in University aircraft.

Program Requirements

Enrollment in flight courses may be subject to a waiting list. Admission is determined by the candidate’s number of credits earned and GPA, and availability of aircraft and instructors. Registration is administered by the College of Aviation. Students enrolled in flight training must maintain an average GPA of 2.0. Failure to do so will result in removal from flight status.

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement

Students who have chosen the Aviation Flight Science curriculum will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing the following course:

Required Courses (123 credit hours)


  • AREA I - Fine Arts Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • AREA II - Humanities Elective  Credits: 3 hours 
  • AREA III - United States: Culture & Issues Elective   Credits: 3 hours 
  • AREA IV - Other Cultures & Civilizations Elective   Credits: 3 hours 
  • AREA VIII - Health & Well Being Elective  Credits: 2 hours

Note: at least six of the Area hours must be upper division (3000-4000-level) courses.

Approved Elective Credits: 6 hours

See an AVS advisor to discuss approved elective courses.

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