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Aviation Programs

Head in the clouds? We’ve got a degree for you.

The Aviation Programs offer comprehensive undergraduate and graduate degrees that combine academic studies with professional flight and aviation training. The year-round flying weather in the Valley of the Sun creates the best flying environment in the country. Combine that with programs that stay on the cutting edge of aviation science and technology, and you have a learning experience second to none.

Undergraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Science

*These programs are accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI), formerly the Council on Aviation Accreditation.

Bachelor of Applied Science

Graduate Degrees

Master of Science in Technology

Facilities

Students enrolled in the Aviation Program have access to state-of-the-art flight, control tower and radar simulators, and one of only three altitude chambers in the United States associated with a university.

  • Flight Simulators
  • Ottosen Air Traffic Control Simulation Laboratory
  • Del E. Webb Foundation High Altitude Chamber Lab

Student Resources

Program objective

The Aviation Program provides baccalaureate and graduate degree options to a wide population which includes the state of Arizona, and the national and international air transportation community for those who intend to pursue a career in aeronautical management technology and desire a technical education foundation for a lifetime of continued learning and professional development. Faculty expertise supports scholarly activities in the aeronautical profession and service to the profession. View a detailed listing of the Aviation Program goals and objectives.

Program mission statement

The Aviation Program is striving to be nationally recognized as the leading academic program in aeronautical management technology by providing students the highest quality education available in flight, air traffic and aviation management areas at the undergraduate level, and in aeronautical management and aviation human factors at the graduate level.

Mission statements for:

Program assessment

The Aviation Program requires that all courses be evaluated at the conclusion of the academic year with enhancements implemented prior to the fall semester. Courses may also be modified between fall and spring semesters as necessary.

Modifications and enhancements to courses and the academic programs are based on input from industry employers, the Aviation Industry Advisory Board (AIAB), evaluation of student achievement by faculty as well as annual assessments conducted by the ASU Office of Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness (UOEEE). Additionally, some changes may also be implemented to conform with Aviation Accreditation Board, International (AABI) accreditation criteria.